Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has resigned after he fired army chief Rookmangud Katawal yesterday for not integrating ex-Maoist rebels into the army force, prompting a fight with President Ram Baran Yadav. The president reinstated Katawal last night, but not before other key parties resigned in response to the army chief’s firing. Dahal, a Maoist rebel leader, said he stepped down the save the peace process, AP.
25 people are dead in Afghanistan after bomb blasts in two provinces. In Laghman, an eastern province, a mayor was killed along with six others by a 14-year-old suicide bomber, BBC News.
A Dallas Cowboys scout has been paralyzed from the waist down after storms on Saturday caused an air-supported canopy to collapse during practice. Rich Behm, 33, severed his spinal cord and 11 others were hurt, CNN.
A baby gorilla was rescued from smugglers in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week by undercover agents. The baby, believed to be about two-years-old was extremely malnourished, dehydrated, and had a puncture wound to the leg. Officials say baby gorillas can be worth as much as $20,000 on the black market, CNN.