Nepal wants peace talks with rebels

Nepal’s new government says it wants peace talks with Maoist rebels but has

clamped down on dissent, banning all criticism of the king’s decision to assume power for three years. Soldiers have been posted in television newsrooms to monitor everything before it is aired, local reporters said on Thursday. Maoists fighting to overthrow the king called a strike to protest his power grab, but with all communications down the call could only be spread by word of mouth and was largely ignored in the Himalayan kingdom’s capital, Kathmandu. Full Story

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