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Royal Murders Continue to Haunt Nepal

New regime reopens probe into 8-year-old palace massacre

(Newser) - In an effort to cover up their own difficulties, the Maoist rebels-turned-rulers who govern Nepal have relaunched a probe into the royal massacre that helped bring them to power, Time reports. The incident 8 years ago—the crown prince killed the king and nine other relatives before taking his own... More »

Nepal to Ax Monarchy, Install Republic

Leaders cave after 3-month standoff with Maoists

(Newser) - After almost three months of deadlock, Nepal agreed today to end its 240-year-old monarchy and set up a republic, the BBC reports. Maoist rebels, who had walked out in October and staged violent protests, struck the deal with Nepal's leaders, which will go into effect after elections next spring. More »

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