Nepal's Maoists – former rebels who joined a peace process in 2006, won the right to govern in 2008, then resigned after a dispute a year later – say they will continue their protests until they are returned to power. The nationwide strike began Sunday.
Two baby meerkats stand in the sun at their enclosure at the Chester Zoo in Chester, England, on Friday. The 3-week-old babies had their first public appearance after spending their first weeks underground in their burrow.
François Driard says he found Nepal perfect but for one thing: cheesemaking. So he founded the first and only French cheese farm at the top of the world.
Glaciers now occupy the center stage in the debate over causes and impacts of climate change.
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Ducks dive in search of food at a pond in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday.
A week-old baby gorilla is seen with its mother N'Yaounda at the Budapest Zoo in Hungary on Thursday. The newborn gorilla is the first offspring for its mother.
Nepalese politicians take part in a cabinet meeting at Kalapattar Plateau near Mt. Everest on December 4, at an altitude of 17,192 feet. Nepalese ministers held their high-altitude meeting on a remote mountain plateau in the shadow of Mt. Everest to highlight the impact of global warming on the Himalayas. Prime Minister Madhav Kumar of Nepal and 22 other ministers, equipped with oxygen cylinders, travelled by helicopter for the gathering on the Kalapattar Plateau in the world's highest mountain range.
'Stand by Me' YouTube hit started a cascade of interviews, a CD – and next month, a tour.