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    Plot to kill UK TV star results in prison term

    A would-be attacker who planned to kidnap, rape and murder one of the UK's top celebrities was on Friday given a life sentence with a minimum jail term of 15 years.In England and Wales, life imprisonment is a sentence that lasts until a prisoner dies, but in most cases the judge sets a minimum term, after which they become eligible for parole. jwp/phz/jm

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    'Prachanda': Firebrand Nepal Maoist turned prime minister

    Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal lived in seclusion directing Nepal's guerrilla war but emerged from the jungle to lead the Himalayan republic when his cadres laid down their arms and joined mainstream politics.Through the war he was a mysterious figure, anonymous to the public except for his wartime alias, until he emerged in 2006 to address his cadres as peace talks began.

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    I'm Ending My Life Today. Here's What I Want You To Know Before I Go.

    "I know my husband is devastated — he’s broken down a few times — but he’s trying to keep himself together because he knows that is what I want."

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    Nepal's Maoist PM loses parliamentary confidence vote

    Nepali Prime Minister and former Maoist guerrilla commander Pushpa Kamal Dahal lost a parliamentary vote of confidence on Friday barely 18 months after taking office, throwing open the Himalayan republic's revolving door leadership."Someone like Prachanda, who opens the doors of peace with the power of a revolution, may not be born again," Dahal said, referring to himself in the third person during a speech urging lawmakers to keep him in office. 

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