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  Nepal bans rallies in Kathmandu  Authorities in the capital have banned rallies and mass meetings in strategic areas 2 days before assembly is to meet to declare a republic 76-year-old breaks Everest record  A 76-year-old Nepalese man became the oldest person to climb the world's highest mountain Nepal swears in new assembly  Nepal stood on the brink of becoming the world's newest republic after swearing in an assembly charged with ending 239 years of royal rule Nepal abolishes monarchy
Kathmandu nearly out of fuel   Nepal's capital is almost out of fuel and transport of supplies has been blocked by a crippling general strike by ethnic rights groups in southern... 10 reported dead in U.N. helicopter crash  A helicopter caught fire and crashed in a mountainous region in eastern Nepal   Police kill 'seven' Maoists  At least 7 Maoist activist have been shot dead by the security forces after a scuffle between the Maoists and youths   Voters undeterred by violence  Nepalis embraced the return to democracy in an election meant to secure peace in a land riven by communist insurgents and an autocratic king Ex-communist rebels ahead  Prachanda, the former leader of bloody Maoist insurgency, captured a seat on a new assembly that will chart the country's future   Maoists extend poll lead

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  The former guerrillas have won 40 out of 79 seats. Maoist party has increased its lead as more results are declared from the landmark elections

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  Newly elected leadership changed the country to a republic, a historic move that ended about 240 years of autocratic rule
 The Maoists were committed to ousting King Gyanendra. A constituent assembly meeting in Kathmandu, overwhelmingly voted to abolish royal rule. People celebrated wildly in the streets after news of the assembly vote

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  Former king Gyanendra has spent his last night in the compound which has been home to the royal family for more than 100 years
Jun.15   King's palace becomes museum  New government has converted the opulent palace into a museum and unfurled the national flag as a symbolic move to signify the end of monarchy

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Jul.18   14 killed in bus accident
  A bus veered off a mountain road and plunged in a river in central Nepal killing 14 passengers while several more are reported missing Jul.23   Nepal's first president sworn in  Ram Baran Yadav, a physician in his 60s, took the oath of office two days after his election

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Aug.14   Old rivals vie to be new PM
  Nepal is finally about to choose a new prime minister, 4 months after the elections. The Maoist leader, Prachanda, is likely to be the winner Aug.15   Maoist leader becomes PM
  Members of parliament have overwhelmingly elected 53-year-old Prachanda as the country's new prime minister
Aug.28   Millions in India, Nepal flee rising water  Extreme flooding has displaced millions on either side of the India-Nepal border after Saptakoshi river burst its banks

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Oct.7   'Tourists die' in Nepal air crash
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  12 German tourists were among 18 people killed when a passenger Yeti Airlines plane crashed in Everest region at Tenzing-Hillary airport

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