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Fuel convoy breaks blockade in Nepal

A convoy of oil tankers arrived in Kathmandu yesterday under armed police guard, the first major delivery of fuel to Nepal’s capital since a blockade led to shortages of petrol and food, officials said. The strike and blockade, which began last week in Nepal’s fertile southern plains bordering India, has been called by ethnically based protest groups to demand greater autonomy for the Terai region, home to half the country’s population. Full Story

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