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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18-year-old killed in 2nd police-involved shooting overnight

18-year-old killed in 2nd police-involved shooting overnight

An 18-year-old man and a 63-year-old man were fatally shot in separate police involved shootings in Brooklyn overnight, police said. While on patrol, a plainclothes sergeant and two plainclothes officers saw a man fire a gun at a lounge on Atlantic Avenue, near Grand Avenue, in Crown Heights around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, NYPD Chief Terence Monahan said. The officers exited their vehicle and identified themselves to the man, identified as Joshua Martino, 18, of Brooklyn,…

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