At least 30 people have died in protests over the last month, as different ethnic groups have protested for statehood in the drafting of Nepal’s new constitution. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lankan pilgrims have been urged not to visit Lumbini until further notice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.The Foreign Ministry also said that all Sri Lankan nationals stranded in Lumbini have left safely. The Sri Lankans were stranded following protests in surrounding areas.
BERKELEY, Calif. — Matt Bradley scored 11 of his season-high 15 points in the final 6 1/2 minutes and California pulled away to beat Santa Clara 78-66 on Monday night.Juhwan Harris-Dyson also had 15 points including a soaring one-handed dunk late in the second half for Cal. Justice Sueing added 11 points and six rebounds. Andre Kelly scored 13.Coming off back-to-back losses to St. John’s and Temple in the Legends Classic, the Golden Bears (2-3) jumped out to an early double-digit lead then had to hold on after the Broncos made a late push.Bradley’s scoring down the stretch made the difference in the first meeting between the two Northern California schools since 2006.After Trey Wertz made a 3-pointer to pull Santa Clara within 59-55, Bradley made a layup to start a 13-3 run. Bradley also had a 3-pointer and scored on consecutive layups, and Harris-Dyson followed with his dunk to make it 72-58.Wertz scored 16 points for Santa Clara (1-5). Tahj Eaddy and Josip Vrankic had 12 points apiece.Darius McNeill got the Bears going early with consecutive steals leading to a pair of fastbreak layups. Sueing added a pair of free throws and a thunderous one-handed dunk off a feed from Paris Austin that put Cal up 21-5.Sueing had another dunk early in the second half and made a 3 that pushed the Bears lead to 40-25.Santa Clara got off to a sluggish start. The Broncos had seven turnovers in the first seven minutes and didn’t score until Vrankic’s layup with 12:15 left in the first half.BIG PICTURESanta Clara: The Broncos showed some grit in coming back after being down by 16 in the first half, but they continue to sputter offensively, a trend that’s followed Herb Sendek’s team since losing leading scorer KJ Feagin to a broken left hand on Nov. 15. Santa Clara outrebounded Cal 33-24 but committed 22 turnovers.California: It wasn’t easy, as nothing seems to be for coach Wyking Jones’ team. The Bears needed Bradley’s late lift to scrape by against a team it dominated the entire first half. Kelly is finding his rhythm. As the Bears search for a collective vibe, Kelly’s work down low will be key.UP NEXTSanta Clara: The Broncos return to Leavey Center for the start of a seven-game homestand beginning Thursday against Jackson State.California: The Bears will take a short 20-minute trip to St. Mary’s where they’ll play the Gaels for the second consecutive year. The two teams will play again at Haas Pavilion in 2019.__More AP college basketball:https://apnews.com/tag/Collegebasketballandhttps://twitter.com/AP_Top25Michael Wagaman, The Associated Press