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US warns Nepal at risk of humanitarian crisis

KATHMANDU, Nov 5, (AFP): The United States warned Thursday of a looming “humanitarian crisis” in quake-hit Nepal which is facing crippling shortages of vital supplies as protesters block a key checkpoint bordering India. Scores of trucks have been stranded at a crossing in the southern town of Birgunj for nearly six weeks, cutting off supplies and forcing fuel rationing across the landlocked Himalayan nation. In a crackdown that dashed hopes of a compromise between the government and demonstrators, Nepali security forces on Monday broke up the blockade for a few hours, sparking violent protests and leading to the death of an Indian man in police firing.

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India to upgrade road and cross-border rail links with Nepal

NEW DELHI (AP) — India pledged Saturday to upgrade road and cross-border rail links with …

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