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Strike shuts Nepal down, rebel raid kills 22

A fierce attack on a town by Maoist guerillas left 22 people dead in Nepal, hours before a general strike against the king’s grip on power shut down the Himalayan nation on Thursday, authorities said. The leftist rebels, who have been fighting for the last decade to topple the monarchy, struck Malangwa, a town 350 km (220 miles) southeast of Kathmandu, late on Wednesday. They fired at soldiers guarding government offices and security posts and attacked a jail, freeing more than 100 inmates — among them some of their comrades — before fleeing. Full Story

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