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Nepal govt, rebels peace talks end with no result

Nepali Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and Maoist rebel chief Prachanda failed once again on Sunday to bridge key differences in their crucial peace talks, negotiators said. Both sides said they would meet again but set no date for fresh dialogue. The main sticking points that have blocked a deal in the previous three rounds of talks in a week between Koirala and Prachanda were disputes over the disarming of the rebel army and the future of the monarchy in the impoverished Himalayan nation. More than 13,000 people have died since the Maoists began an armed campaign in 1996 to turn Nepal, one of the world’s poorest countries, into a communist state. Full Story

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