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  • 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'.

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  • Nepal election stalemate a setback for Maoists

    Nepal election stalemate a setback for Maoists

    The Nepal election on Wednesday failed to secure enough parliamentary votes to select a new prime minister. A runoff is scheduled for Friday.

  • Nepal's Maoists seek return to power after PM resigns

    Nepal's Maoists seek return to power after PM resigns

    Nepal's Maoists had pressured the prime minister to resign since he replaced their leader a year ago. As the largest party in parliament, they hope to lead the next government.

  • 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'.

  • 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.

  • Nepal's Maoist protests stall peace process

    Nepal's Maoist protests stall peace process

    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.

  • Nepal's Maoists storm parliament, slide into opposition role

    Nepal's Maoists storm parliament, slide into opposition role

    Political consensus on key issues surrounding the country's peace process will now be even more difficult as the Maoists gear up to become the main opposition party, analysts say.

  • Big Maoist wins could reshape Nepal's politics

    Big Maoist wins could reshape Nepal's politics

    Former insurgents have surprised Nepalis and marginalized moderates.