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Strike by ethnic groups cripples south Nepal

Hundreds of schools closed, roads were empty and shops were shuttered in districts in Nepal’s southern plains on Wednesday at the start of a strike by ethnic Madheshi groups to press for regional autonomy. Violent ethnic protests in the region last year claimed at least 45 lives, throwing a shadow over Nepal’s peace process after a decade-long civil war with Maoist rebels ended in 2006. Full Story

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