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  • Nepal, home of the Himalayas... and a salsa scene?

    Global News Blog Nepal, home of the Himalayas... and a salsa scene?

    Nepal held its first annual salsa festival this year, hoping to become known for more than its famous mountain range, the Himalayas.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 11/05

    Russian cadets listen to their commander during military parade training in Red Square in Moscow. The parade will take place on Nov. 7 to mark the anniversary of a historical parade in 1941 when Soviet soldiers marched through Red Square to the front lines of World War II.

  • High speed Internet now even higher

    High speed Internet now even higher

    In Nepal, a telecom company is bringing new meaning to high speed Internet. The firm has successfully launched a 3G network on Mt. Everest. Will an Apple Store be next?

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 09/24

    'Thalera' the koala climbs in his enclosure in the Duisburg Zoo, Germany, on Friday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/20

    A devotee poses during the 42th Hare Krishna Festival of Chariots in central London, Sunday. Devotees of Lord Krishna pulled three 40 foot high chariots from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square in celebration of Indian culture and spirituality in this annual festival.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/06

    Five-year-old girls dance on the shoulders of women during the 'Coca' celebration in Redondela, in rural northeastern Spain, Sunday. The tradition of dancing with daughters on the shoulders is taken from a local legend, believed to originate from the Middle Ages, about two women who were saved from a dragon by dancing in this manner. The children are dressed in traditional costumes called 'Penlas'.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/28

    An gallery assistant stands on the artwork 'Floor' created by South Korean artist Do Ho-suh at the Hong Kong International Art Fair on Friday. The art fair is open from May 27 to 30, which attracts the gathering of artists, gallery directors, curators and collectors.

  • In Pictures Puppies around the world

    Nine Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies from a litter of 17, look out of their box, outside of Berlin, Germany, on Monday, Dec. 20. On Sept 28, 4-year-old Ridgeback Etana gave birth to 17 puppies. All of them survived.

  • Popular pressure spurs Nepal Maoists to end general strike

    Popular pressure spurs Nepal Maoists to end general strike

    Nepal's Maoists ended a six-day general strike that had angered citizens and prompted 10,000 people to demonstrate in Kathmandu Friday. The move may signal their willingness to adopt a more conciliatory political stance.

  • In Pictures Mountain climbers

    South Korean Oh Eun-Sun planting a South Korean flag in the snow on the summit of the highest peak of Annapurna in Nepal. The South Korean climber became the first woman to scale the world's 14 highest mountains, live television pictures showed, although her record bid has been clouded by a disputed ascent.