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Helicopter with 24 aboard missing in Nepal

A private helicopter carrying 24 people, including a junior minister and at least five foreigners, disappeared in eastern Nepal on Saturday, authorities said. Tourism minister Pradip Gyanwali said the aircraft had been missing since noon local time (0615 GMT). “Yes, it is missing,” he told Reuters, but could give no further details. Airport officials said they had lost contact with the Russian-made MI-17 helicopter shortly after it took off from Ghunsa village in the Taplejung district, 300 km (190 miles) east of the capital, Kathmandu. Full Story

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