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Nepalese King Urged to Cede Power

Pressure increases on the Nepal's King Gyanendra to give up absolute power, which he seized last month by sacking his government. Protest organizers say Gyanendra is arresting and detaining hundreds of opposition demonstrators.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.