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India's PM in Nepal for hydropower talks

Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, is visiting Nepal to help speed up negotiations on a power trade deal that is at the centre of a new effort to improve ties with its neighbour.<p>Sunday's visit will be the first bilateral visit to Nepal by an Indian prime minister in 17 years, though Indian …

1,323 And Rising: Illustrating The Human Toll Of The Israel-Palestine Conflict

More than a thousand people have died in the conflict over Gaza since tensions flared at the beginning of July, including over 200 children. This simple, but powerful, interactive visualization from the <i>Washington Post</i> plots the deaths, illustrating each casualty with a silhouette that indicates the …

Israel

Chaos as Syria rebels raid Lebanon border town of Arsal

<b>There have been scenes of chaos as rebels from Syria raided a border town in Lebanon, killing members of the security forces and abducting others.</b><p>Fighters said to be from the Nusra Front briefly seized a police station in Arsal, which is home to thousands of refugees from the war in Syria.<p>On Sunday …

Middle East

Libya violence escalates with 22 killed in battle for Tripoli airport

Royal Navy reported to be preparing evacuation of Britons as heavily armed rebels shell ‘civilian targets’<p>Libya’s interim government says a day of militia fighting for control of the international airport in the capital Tripoli has killed 22 people.<p>In a statement early Sunday, it said “heavily …