Nepali teen dies from snake bite in ‘menstruation hut’

Nepali teen dies from snake bite in ‘menstruation hut’

An 18-year-old girl has died in Nepal after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a shed because she was menstruating, under an ancient practice that has been banned for more than a decade, officials said. Tulasi Shahi was bitten twice by a venomous snake and died on Friday morning in western Dailekh district, according to local officials. “She survived for seven hours after the snake bite but died because medical treatment was…

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Black Friday violence breaks out across America (video)

Black Friday violence breaks out across America (video)

An Atlantic City man was fatally shot and his brother was wounded in the parking lot of a New Jersey mall – one of at least two fatal Black Friday-related shootings nationwide, officials said. In Reno, Nev., a Walmart customer was gunned down during a fight over a parking spot just after doors were opened Thursday night. And in Tennessee, a person also was shot Thursday at a Memphis mall while shoppers were taking part…

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Nepal made victim of external influence, laments Gyanendra Shah

Nepal made victim of external influence, laments Gyanendra Shah

KATHMANDU: Former King Gyanendra Shah has stated that Nepal’s political situation in the past few years has made the country a victim of gross interference from outside forces. Addressing the inauguration of International Birat Hindu Mahasammelan in Kathmandu today, Shah asked the citizens to question how and why Nepal landed in such an extreme and complicated situation. “Nepal has a history of never having been subjugated. Nepal was the synonym of world peace, spirituality and…

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