At lest 50 dead in Nepal floods and landslides Jul 12, 2018 0 35 12345 dpaKathmanduFloods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in Nepal have killed at least 50 people and injured 20 others~in the last two weeks, officials said on Wednesday.The extreme weather has affected 36 of Nepal's 77 districts, said Ram Krishna Subedi, a spokesman of the Home Ministry.~Nine people were reported missing~and infrastructure, including bridges and roads, was damaged, he added."The government has mobilized military and police personnel and other emergency workers to the sites. We have also ordered them to find an alternative where roads and bridges have been damaged,"he said.Subedi said the authorities have distributed relief materials such as tents, mattresses and blankets to communities. The country's low-lying southern plains have been worst-hit.Several highways, including a major highway connecting the capital Kathmandu with the rest of the country, have been obstructed due to the landslides, local media reported on Wednesday. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Thousands attend funeral of Pakistan politician killed in Taliban attack Jul 12, 2018 0 336 US may review Afghan strategy after a discouraging year: Officials Jul 12, 2018 0 41 Militants storm Afghan govt compound in Jalalabad, kill 11 staffers Jul 12, 2018 0 36 Will return to Pakistan despite sentencing, says Nawaz AFP London Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he would return to Pakistan this week despite being sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison by a corruption court there. "Despite seeing the bars of .. Afghan man deported from Germany commits suicide AFP Kabul An Afghan man deported from Germany has been found dead in a hotel room in Kabul after committing suicide, officials said Wednesday. The 23-year-old man, who has not been identified, was forcibly returned to the .. Act against 'pre-poll rigging', PML-N asks caretaker CM dawn.com Islamabad The PML-N on Wednesday demanded that caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Hasan Askari Rizvi take action against the arrest of over 200 party workers form Rawalpindi and the imposition of Section 144 in .. Sri Lanka to hang drug criminals AFP Colombo Sri Lanka announced Wednesday it would start hanging drug criminals, ending a near-half century moratorium on capital punishment as officials promised to"replicate the success"of the Philippines drug .. Scholars plead for peace in Afghanistan AFP Jeddah More than 100 Muslim scholars from around the world meeting Wednesday in the Saudi holy city of Makkah issued an urgent appeal for peace in Afghanistan as they ended a two-day conference. "The solution to the ..