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Nepal PM resigns in row over army chief

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who heads the Unified Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist (UCPN-M), made the announcement on live television on Monday, one day after his firing of the army chief was rejected by President Ram Baran Yadav - who officially leads the army - and which caused some of his key political allies to withdraw from the ruling coalition.

Nepal: King seizes power, once again

Declaring a three-year state of emergency, Nepal’s King Gyanendra dismissed the nation’s cabinet on Feb. 2 and assumed absolute power for the second time in three years.