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Sandeep Lamichhane selected for Caribbean Premier League

Sandeep Lamichhanes remarkable globe-trotting cricket career continued Thursday when he became the first Nepal player to be selected for the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament. The teenage leg-spinner had already made history when he became the first Nepal player in the Indian Premier League, the original and still the wealthiest of the growing number of T20 franchise tournaments. ...

Government announced to reward Rs 300,000 to each member of the national cricket team

The government on Monday has announced to reward Rs 300,000 to each member of the national cricket team for qualifying to the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. In the ICC World Cricket League Division Two held in Namibia from February 8 to 15, Nepal topped the six-team group to book its spot for the World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Zimbabwe from March 4 to 25. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli...

Nepal enter World Cup Qualifier

Tailender Karan KC put in a memorable show with the bat as Nepal snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat to stun Canada by one wicket in yet another nail-biting finish of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 in Windhoek, Namibia on Wednesday. Chasing a target of 195 runs, Nepal were virtually out of the contest after being reduced to 144-9 in 42.1 overs. But KC, together with the last bat...

Trump, Modi discuss Afghanistan, Myanmar, Maldives, North Korea: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke by phone on Thursday, discussing topics including the political crisis in the Maldives, the war in Afghanistan and the plight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the White House said. The Trump administration has launched an effort to deepen military and economic ties with India as a way to balance Chinas assertive posture...

Eleven Afghan soldiers killed in latest attack in Kabul

Militants on Monday raided a military academy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing 11 soldiers, the fourth major attack in a spate of violence over the past nine days that is putting a new, more aggressive U.S. strategy under the spotlight. Five gunmen attacked an army outpost near one of Afghanistans main military academies on Monday and 11 soldiers were killed and 15 wounded before the attac...

Save the Children office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan under attack

In Jalalabads Save the Childrens office, an attack is ongoing. After exploding a car outside their office, gunmen have taken control of the international aid agencys office. 11 people have been injured. Although the attackers are unknown, Jalalabad is often targeted by Taliban militants. Taliban militants had stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul two days ago. ...

More asylum-seekers to leave remote Australian camps for U.S. resettlement

Another 58 asylum-seekers held in an Australian-run detention center on Papua New Guinea (PNG) will leave on Tuesday for resettlement in the United States under a controversial refugee swap deal, a source familiar with the plan told Reuters. The asylum-seekers are the third and largest group to be given U.S. resettlement, ending a three-month hiatus in a transfer program that had been described...

Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel
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Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabuls Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher. Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said that 19 bodies had been brought into city hospitals, with six identified as forei...

US government shuts down
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US government shuts down

The US Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the US government open and prevent agencies from shutting down. In shutdowns, non-essential government employees are furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. Workers deemed essential, including those dealing with public safety and national security, keep working. After previous government ...

Mother-daughter killed giving polio vaccinations in Pakistan

Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed two women working on a polio eradication campaign on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease. No group claimed responsibility for the killings in the southwestern city of Quetta but such attacks have in the past been carried out by Islamist militants, who oppose the immunization...

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