Nepal | October 22, 2018

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  • Environment

    UN warns world must take “unprecedented” steps to avert worst effects of global warming

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  • People

    EgyptAir stands by purported interview with Drew Barrymore

    CAIRO: EgyptAir is standing by a writer for its in-flight magazine who penned a bizarre article purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew Barrymore. The article led with a description of her as “being unstable in her relationships” and quoted her as saying that motherho...

  • Oddities

    Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past

    BERLIN: An arrowhead firmly lodged in the skull of an ancient fallen warrior, a voluptuous woman’s form carved from ivory and the mask of a Roman river god are among more than 1,000 major archaeological discoveries being brought together for the first time. The exhibition opening Friday at ...

  • Opinion

    Exchange rate policy: The way forward

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  • Health

    caesarean section birth

    C-section births rise rapidly to more than 20 pct worldwide

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  • Entertainment

    Aladdin in the flesh – Disney to release live-action remake

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