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Nepal Opposition Ends Protests

Nepal’s opposition alliance on Tuesday called off weeks of pro-democracy protests after the king gave in to a key demand to reinstate parliament. But communist insurgents who had supported the demonstrators throughout their often bloody standoff rejected the king’s offer, a sign that the turmoil in this Himalayan country is not over. King Gyanendra’s Monday night concession cleared the way for the creation of a new constitution that could leave him largely powerless, or even eliminate the monarchy. It handed power back to elected politicians hours before the largest planned protest yet, with hundreds of thousands of people expected to attend. Full Story

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