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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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18 Sep 2017

Nepal holds final round of municipal polls, ethnic grievances remain

KATHMANDU Nepalis began voting in the final round of municipal elections on Monday, an important step before a general election in November that will complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of Nepal's monarchy.

21 Aug 2017

Nepal calls Nov. 26 general election, emerging from upheaval

KATHMANDU Nepal will hold a general election on Nov. 26, the government said on Monday, hoping to conclude a turbulent journey to democracy a decade after a civil war and the abolition of its 239-year-old monarchy.

18 Aug 2017

Aid workers struggle as South Asia floods affect more than 16 million

KATHMANDU/GUWAHATI, India, Aug 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - M ore than 16 million people have been affected by floods in South Asia, aid workers and officials said, with heavy rains and damaged roads hampering relief efforts amid severe food shortages and a growing risk of waterborne diseases.

16 Aug 2017

Monsoon floods kill more than 200 people across South Asia

KATHMANDU/DHAKA Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 200 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue workers rushed to help those stranded by floodwaters.

15 Aug 2017

Flooding kills more than 160 people across South Asia

KATHMANDU/DHAKA, Aug 15 Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 160 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as authorities rushed to rescue those missing or stranded in flooded areas.

14 Aug 2017

Elephants help rescue hundreds from flooded Nepali safari park

KATHMANDU Elephants helped rescue hundreds of tourists from a flooded jungle safari park in Nepal, officials said on Monday, as the death toll from flash floods and landslides after four days of heavy rain rose to 70. | Video

14 Aug 2017

Tourists rescued by elephants from flooded Nepal safari park

KATHMANDU, Aug 14 Elephants were pressed into service to rescue hundreds of foreign tourists trapped in a Nepal jungle safari park, officials said on Monday, as the death toll from flash floods and landslides after four days of heavy rains rose to 70.

12 Aug 2017

Flooding and landslides kill more than 30 in Nepal: officials

KATHMANDU Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have left more than 30 people dead in Nepal in the past 24 hours, authorities said on Saturday.

10 Aug 2017

Nepal criminalises custom forcing menstruating women into cow sheds

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal has criminalised an ancient Hindu tradition under which females are banished to animal sheds during their period to keep impurity out of the home, a lawmaker said on Thursday.

18 Jul 2017

Nepalis, saddled with banned Indian rupee notes, risk losing savings

KATHMANDU Nepalis stand to lose millions of dollars held in high-value Indian bank notes that India banned last year and has yet to exchange, a Nepali central bank official said on Tuesday.

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