People queue to buy firewood from a government depot after the government started selling it to the public from Sunday, as a respite for the ongoing fuel and cooking gas shortages in Kathmandu, Nepal November 16, 2015. (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)
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Nepalese police shot dead two protesters after fresh clashes erupted in the country's southern plains as a crisis over a new constitution deepens, a local senior officer said Sunday.Nepal is heavily dependent on India for fuel and other supplies, but little cargo has crossed the border from India since protests against the new constitution broke out in late September.More than 40 people have been killed in clashes between police and people protesting against the constitution, which was introduced in September after a deadly earthquake pushed warring political parties to reach agreement.Nepal's government accuses India, which has criticized the new constitution, of retaliating with an "unofficial blockade".
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