CARACAS, Aug 5: In Venezuela’s inflation-hit economy, a single U.S. dollar can buy 3.5 million liters of gasoline — an absurdity that the government says it will tackle with a hike in the cost of state-subsidized fuel.

Plans to erect the world’s tallest statue in Mumbai, a $500m effigy of Shivaji, are under fire from millions of Indians struggling in poverty.

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With their YouTube instrumental cover of Despacito, the Skin and Bones team has been able to win many hearts not only in Nepal but all over the world as well. Their beautiful combination of guitar and ‘sarangi’ speak to the youth of Nepal who are rooted in their traditions as well as heavily influenced by the western society.

MUMBAI, July 9: Samsung Electronics has formally opened a new factory in India, which the South Korean tech group says is the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturing plant, part of its plans to expand production in the world’s fastest growing major mobile phone market.

Nearly 69 million people worldwide – the highest number ever recorded – were forcibly displaced from their homes due to war and persecution at the end of 2017, according to the UN’s refugee agency.

PETALUMA, June 24: A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

It's hard to imagine the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen could get any worse than it already is.

Taken together, Delhi and the cities bordering it — Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Noida, etc — make up the world’s second most populated urban settlement with a national capital at its center. Tokyo is first while Mexico City is third.

At 99 years old, Tao Porchon-Lynch is the world's oldest yoga teacher, and she's proving that age doesn't limit us from doing what we love.

Rashid Khan has impressed one and all with his skills in Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018).

On World Toilet Day, a report by WaterAid shows that more than 650 million people in the world do not have access to clean water, and more than 2.3 billion do not have access to a safe, private toilet.

Scientists have created the world’s smallest house – build on an area of 300 square micrometres – using a robotic system that can accurately assemble nanomaterials into tiny, desirable structures.

Malaysia’s former leader Mahathir Mohamad is to become the world's oldest elected leader at 92, after a shock victory in the country's bitterly fought election.

Mahathir Mohamad’s election victory brings an end to ruling coalition’s lengthy hold on power

KATHMANDU, April 25: Stratolaunch Systems, the space launch venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is planning to conduct the maiden flight of its giant carrier aircraft within the next few months.

April 23: Scientists are preparing to launch the world's first machine to clean up the planet's largest mass of ocean plastic.

TOKYO, April 22: The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died.

International migration data shows Indians make up the biggest population living outside their country of birth, in 2017.

As Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping extend their terms in office, the two communist states are entering a new era of autocracy.

The world's last male northern white rhino,Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength."

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They call it transitional style. The marriage between traditional Nepali and modern interior results in elegant and enduring designs and it’s a theme that interior designers like Sapana Bhusal, from Bella Casa, are often requested for by their clients.

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KALINCHOWK, March 4: The Himalayan village of Kalinchowk, sitting at an altitude of about 12,000 feet in eastern Nepal and known for its temple to the Hindu goddess Kali, gets snow every year. After a recent storm, the town's young people flock to wooden lodges and dance around campfires.

With a submarine crewed by 44 sailors missing off the coast of Argentina, we recall some of the worst submarine disasters in history.

NEW YORK, Nov 4: This year there's a whole new class of women in power. Last year was a tough one for women. It seemed like Forbes magazine was on the verge of electing a woman as the most powerful person on the planet. Of course, that's not the way it worked out. Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss in the 2016 U.S. presidential election left many women feeling untethered (and pushed Clinton down 63 spots on our list from No.2 in 2016 to 65 this year).

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While reading stories and watching movies, I found that no matter what country you are from your grand mothers are the ones who tell bedtime stories. Though I know that books and movies are scripted, I still want to believe them.

LONDON, Oct 24: Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at FIFA’s The Best awards gala on Monday.

A recently released World Economic Forum report has found that the global economy is recovering well nearly a decade on from the start of the global financial crisis with GDP growth hitting 3.5 percent in 2017.

SOLUKHUMBU, Sept 12: The most dangerous airport in the world – the Tenzing – Hillary Airport located at Lukla of Solukhumbu district – does not have the necessary infrastructure to deal with the unpredictable alpine weather system.

JERUSALEM, August 12: Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal, who last year was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday, aged 113, local news media reports said.

Estimated 370 million indigenous peoples in the world, living across 90 countries

Have you ever wondered where people tend to walk the most every day on average? Scientists at Stanford University have answered this question by collecting data on a “planetary-scale” to determine how active people are in different countries.

World’s Top 10  Highest-paid Athletes 2017

China: Home to over half of the world’s longest bridges

The world's most and least peaceful countries

DAMAK, May 24: Jhapa's Damak will have the world's tallest statue of Lord Buddha. For the project, a detailed project report has been at its final stage, said executive officer at the Damak Municipality, Yubraj Dahal.

The world's costliest cities for expats

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 25: There's just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he's now on the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts try to keep his species alive.

LOS ANGELES, April 19: Julia Roberts was just named People Magazine's "World's Most Beautiful Woman" for a record-breaking fifth time.

ROME, April 16:  Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person who is also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, died Saturday at her home in northern Italy, her physician said.

KARACHI, April 08: A 13-year-old hacker from Karachi is schooling some of the biggest technology companies when it comes to cybersecurity.

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — Noora Raty made 16 saves, and Finland advanced to the semifinals of the women's hockey world championship with a 4-0 victory over Sweden on Tuesday.

Despite differences in individual politics and any number of other preferences, one thing many people agree on is how much they loathe getting stuck in traffic.

CAPE CANAVERAL, March 30: The world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman, Peggy Whitson, broke another record Thursday as she floated out of the International Space Station to set up a new parking spot.

World's most secure coin introduced

PANCHTHAR, March 25: An initiative has been taken to create the world's first conservation area for the endangered red pandas in eastern areas of Nepal, covering Panchthar, Ilam and Taplejung districts.

DUBAI, March 19: The world’s most expensive burger has been sold for $10,000 at an auction in Dubai.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Pokhara has made it to the list of the destinations not to be missed in the spring of 2017.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Three Nepali currency notes and a coin have made it to a list of "the world's most beautiful currencies" this year.

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