COLOMBO, May 21: Weeping Sri Lankan Catholics lit candles and prayed in a memorial service outside a bombed church on Tuesday, one month after Easter bombings by Islamist militants killed more than 250 people.

AMPARA, April 29: The effects of Sri Lanka’s Easter suicide bombings reverberated across two faiths Sunday, with Catholics shut out of their churches for fear of new attacks, left with only a televised Mass, and Muslim women ordered to stop wearing veils in public.

COLOMBO, April 24: Many of the suicide bombers who killed more than 350 people in a series of coordinated Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka were highly educated and came from middle- and upper-middle-class families, the junior defense minister said Wednesday.

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COLOMBO, April 23: Sri Lankan police detained a Syrian among 40 people being questioned about the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, government and military sources said on Tuesday, as the toll from the coordinated bomb attacks rose to 321.

COLOMBO, April 23: More than 300 people were killed in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sri Lankan authorities say at least 31 foreigners died in the attacks.

COLOMBO, April 22: Seven suicide bombers took part in the devastating attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, a senior investigator said on Monday.

KABUL, July 15: The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan reached a record in the first half of the year, despite last month’s ceasefire, with a surge in suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State, the United Nations said on Sunday.

BRUSSELS, July 12: President Donald Trump tore into this week’s NATO summit questioning the value of a military alliance that has defined decades of American foreign policy, torching an ally and proposing a massive increase in European defense spending.

KATHMANDU, June 12 : The last group, Group H, provides this week's 2018 FIFA World Cup with intricacy, fascination and a whole new level of unpredictability with Colombia, Poland, Senegal and Japan going head-to-head with each other.

QUEBEC, June 10: The annual G-7 summit appeared to have weathered tensions over President Donald Trump's threats of a tariff-fueled trade war until the mercurial American pulled out of a joint statement while citing "false statements" by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

INDONESIA, May 13: At least nine people have been killed and 40 others injured in bomb attacks, including a suicide blast, targeting churches in Indonesia’s second biggest city, Surabaya.

Doctors are preparing for a spike in Rohingya women giving birth amid claims many were subjected to sexual violence nine months ago.

AFGHANISTAN, April 23: Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan killed 14 soldiers and policemen on Monday as Kabul residents prepared to bury their loved ones slain in a horrific bombing by the Islamic State group that targeted a voter registration center the day before, killing 57.

WASHINGTON, April 20: A man linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, who was said to have praised “violent jihad,” was captured in Syria by U.S.-backed forces more than a month ago, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

President Donald Trump has warned Syria's government the US is "locked and loaded" to strike again if it carries out new chemical attacks.

The suspected chemical attack in Douma – the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta – is the latest in a string of similar deadly assaults since an attack in August 2013 that killed more than 1,400 people.

CHITWAN, April 7: Nepali Congress central member Dr Ram Sharan Mahat today stressed the need for NC leaders and cadres to strengthen and expand party organisations across the country with high morale.

JHAPA, April 4: An inebriated youth has attacked on-duty police officials with a khukuri at Bhadrapur of Jhapa district on Tuesday night.

BEIRUT, 17:  Airstrikes in Syria killed more than 100 people on Friday as civilians, weary and many wounded, fled besieged areas for the second straight day.

March 11: At least 24 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in a Taliban attack in the western province of Farah, officials said.

SIRAHA, Feb 23: A woman injured in an attack by her son two days ago succumbed on Thursday night in Siraha, the police said.

AFGHANISTAN, Feb 20: Afghan officials say insurgents have killed nine policemen in separate attacks in the country's west and east.

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, Feb 10: Israel said it launched air strikes against air defences and Iranian targets in Syria on Saturday and the Syrian army claimed to have hit an Israeli F-16 that crashed in northern Israel in a major escalation of tension.

BEIRUT, Feb 6: Syrian opposition rescue teams pulled babies from incubators in a hospital under attack, rushing them to safety in a pick-up truck. Elderly patients lay motionless on the ground and rescue workers searched for survivors in the rubble of a destroyed apartment building as stepped up airstrikes by Syrian government forces and their Russian allies on the country’s last remaining rebel strongholds killed at least 28 civilians on Monday.

TEHRAN, Iran, Jan 1:  At least 12 people have been killed in the ongoing protests in Iran, and armed protesters have tried to take over police stations and military bases, state TV reported Monday.

SAPTARI, Dec 5: Unidentified group has attacked with knife to Federal Societal Forum Nepal (FSFN) candidate for the upcoming elections in Balaan Behul rural municipality on Monday night.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Terror activities targeted at candidates contesting the federal and provincial elections continued even at the very last minute despite the government's assurance that security has been beefed up.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Condemning attacks on its leaders, Nepali Congress (NC) has accused Communist Alliance’s frequent violence were meant to ‘kill’ its leaders.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has drawn the attention of the government over the continuing attacks on candidates in various parts of the country and called for necessary steps to ensure elections on schedule.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Concerns over security of candidates contesting the parliamentary and provincial elections grew on Saturday after one more senior leader became the target of bomb attack, while three separate attacks targeting poll campaigns left nearly a dozen injured.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The nation has been reeling under threats as attacks on the election candidates continue unabated with the upcoming elections now just a week away. On Saturday, bomb attacks were carried out in Rautahat, Tanahun and Bhojpur districts targeting candidates during the poll campaign.

Three more bomb attacks target candidates

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KATHMANDU, Nov 17: A bomb went off in Galkot Municipality of Baglung district near the place where senior leaders of CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Rastriya Janamorcha were scheduled to address a rally.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Physical attacks on election candidates are occurring at an unusual frequency mainly in the eastern, mid-western and far-western regions, exposing serious lapses in poll security.

ROLPA, Nov 12: Former minister and CPN (Maoist Center) leader Barshaman Pun were ambushed during his election campaign in Bhittabang, Madi Rural Municipality-1 of Rolpa on Saturday.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 11: Stating that physical attacks on them are on the rise, local representatives in Banke have demanded security from the authority. On Friday, they met Chief District Officer Ramesh Kumar KC to draw his attention toward the matter. The local representatives who had come all the way from Raptisonari Rural Municipality said that attacks on them have become common in the district. Unknown groups threaten and warn them as well.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct 17:  The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities in the country's south, west and east and killing at least 34 people, including civilians, officials said.

ARGHAKHANCHI, Oct 4: An eight-year-old girl Prashanna Nepali of Sandhikhara Municipality-2 of Arghakhanchi district has been mauled to death by a leopard. She had gone missing since Monday evening.

ARGHAKHANCHI, Oct 4: An eight-year-old girl Prashanna Nepali of Sandhikhara Municipality-2 of Arghakhanchi district has been mauled to death by a leopard. She had gone missing since Monday evening.

XIAMEN (CHINA), Sept 4: Barely a week after U.S President Donald J. Trump accused Pakistan of giving shelter to terrorist groups, leaders of the BRICS countries specifically mentioned names of terrorist organizations in Pakistan and called upon action against those responsible for committing, organizing or supporting terrorist acts.

KATHMANDU, August 30: The main opposition UML has denounced attacks on the party's election campaign in Janakpur on Tuesday. Cadres of Rastriya Janta Party Nepal (RJPN) had pelted stones at the UML supporters during a mass gathering that was being addressed by senior party leaders including former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, August 26:  Boko Haram extremists killed at least 27 people by shooting them and slitting their throats as they attacked several villages in northern Nigeria's Borno state in the past week, residents said.

NEW JERSEY, August 12:  President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military “locked and loaded” and warning that the communist country’s leader “will regret it fast” if he takes any action against U.S. territories or allies.

BANKE, August 8: An unidentified armed gang brutally attacked ward member of Raptisonari rural municipality Tikaram Basnet with a sharp weapon.

Deaths from wildlife attacks rising

July 28, 2017 03:15 am

CHITWAN, July 27: The number of people killed in attacks by wild animals has risen of late in Chitwan National Park (CNP) and its surrounding areas. In the last fiscal year 2016/017, a total of 13 people were killed by animals in the park area.

Nepal vulnerable to cyber attacks

July 24, 2017 12:04 pm

KATHMANDU: The official website of the Department of Passports was hacked and defaced by a Turkish group on June 27, 2017. The defaced website was not retrieved even after 12 hours, and displayed a note that threatened the government to adhere to the hackers’ demands.

KHOTANG, July 13: A husband attacked his wife with a sharp weapon in the district.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, June 24:  The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 55 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan on Friday to 73, with several others in critical condition, officials said.

LONDON, June 8: Polling stations across Britain opened for national elections amid heightened security Thursday as one senior police official said the country was living through “unprecedented times” following a series of terror attacks in recent weeks.

Gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Iran’s parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader on Wednesday, killing at least two people, wounding dozens and igniting an hours-long siege at the legislature that ended with four attackers dead.