Earlier this month, Nepal’s parliament elected Pushpa Kamal Dahal as its new prime minister. The former Maoist guerrilla leader first held the country’s top job in 2008. Dahal is unlikely to bring political stability to a country still reeling from the 2015 earthquake and an ongoing fight over a new constitution.
Some of the worst violence in years in Kashmir has left dozens dead and scores injured since July. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights on Wednesday called for Pakistan and India to give it access to Kashmir given “grave concerns” over alleged human rights violations there.
When it comes to the Olympics, many countries view the medal rankings as a black-and-white yardstick for national pride and, in some cases, much more. But despite being a rising global power, India ranks dead last in all-time per-capita medal winnings at the Olympics. Nobody is quite sure why.