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How is it already mid-March? This year has flown by and I feel like I am still playing catch up. There's literally been a year worth of heavy headlines already and we are just finishing the first quarter. Please slow down a bit 2018.
 
 
   
Cod Satrusayang
ANN Managing Director
 
 
  49 dead in Nepal plane crash  
 
     
 
  Forty-nine people died when a US-Bangla airlines plane crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on Monday afternoon, Nepal Police said. There were 71 people including four crew members on board the 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft that took off from Dhaka, Bangladesh. The plane crashed at 2:18 pm local time.

According to Nepal Police Spokesperson DIG Manoj Neupane, 22 injured passengers are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Kathmandu. Twelve passengers have been admitted at Kathmandu Medical College Hospital, Sinamangal, four at Norvic Hospital, Thapathali, three at Grande Hospital, Dhapasi, one at Om Hospital, Chabahil and one at Medicity, Bhainsepati. Nepal Police DIG Manoj Neupane said 31 bodies were pulled out from the crashed plane and nine others were declared dead at different hospitals.
 
 
 
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Thousands of Indian farmers end protest
 
   
 
The BJP-led Maharashtra government on Monday not only agreed to meet all demands of agitating farmers mostly from the state’s tribal belt but gave a written assurance to do so within six months.
 
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Korea considers joining revived TPP
 
   
 
Korea needs to move faster to join a Pacific trade deal signed by Japan and 10 other regional nations last week without the presence of the US, experts here say.
 
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Japan hails Korea diplomatic breakthrough
 
   
 
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono hailed a recent diplomatic breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula on Monday, describing the current situation as a "moment right before the miracle", South Korea's presidential office said.
 
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Xi urges military reforms
 
   
 
President Xi Jinping urged the armed forces on Monday to uphold and accelerate the civil-military integration strategy amid the country's efforts to build a world-class military.
 
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