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Suu Kyi ducks Myanmar army parade
Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Friday snubbed a grand annual parade showcasing military strength for the first time in three years, as the country's army chief warned against “any disturbances to stability” in upcoming elections.
 

At least 10 Hindu pilgrims were killed and dozens more were injured in a stampede outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, police and witnesses said.
 

Cambodia unveiled a new memorial at a notorious Khmer Rouge prison Thursday to remember the thousands who were tortured and murdered there during the ruthless regime's rule in the late 1970s.
Cambodia unveils memorial at Khmer Rouge prison site

 

Angry relatives gathered outside a Myanmar court Wednesday to show support for dozens of activists, arrested after a police crackdown on a student-led protest and facing charges that could see them jailed for nearly a decade.
 

Bangladesh officials have summoned Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus over US$1.51 million in allegedly unpaid taxes, an official said Tuesday, in what analysts saw as the latest politically motivated move against the micro-credit pioneer.
 

Police in Myanmar have rejected a lawsuit by monks who suffered phosphorus burns at the hands of officers when they protested against a controversial copper mine in 2012, a lawyer said Tuesday.
 

Every morning Su Wai Phyo wakes before dawn to do something that was until recently banned in Myanmar: study politics.
Myanmar's students seize new political freedom

 

The roof from what was once the home of Headmistress Melizabeth Uhi and her staff is now folded over branches high in the trees that border her school. She's now living with two other staff members in the only classroom that's still habitable. And she's running low on the rice she had before Cyclone Pam tore through Vanuatu a week ago, upending her life.
After cyclone, Vanuatu revives, rebuilds

 

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob was buried in Kabul on Sunday, her coffin carried aloft by women's rights activists.
Afghanistan buries woman killed by mob

 

Shiite militia in Yemen seized the airport in a key central city on Sunday as deteriorating security prompted the United States to evacuate personnel and the U.N. Security Council to call an emergency session.
Shiite militia seize airport in Yemen city

 

Sri Lanka's new government Sunday conferred the highest military rank of field marshal on retired army chief Sarath Fonseka, who had been jailed for alleged treason by the previous regime.
 

Michelle Obama called on schoolgirls to stay in school to push for equality and hold their leaders accountable on Saturday during the first trip by a sitting U.S. president's wife to Cambodia.
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Mrs. Obama urges Cambodia girls stand up to authority

 

Puruchuco, an ancient Incan complex, sits at the fast-moving edge of Lima's real estate boom, forcing authorities in the Peruvian capital to get creative as they seek to preserve the archeological treasure.
 

Nepal has cleared more than 300 mountaineers to climb Mount Everest after they had to abandon last year's efforts when an ice avalanche killed 16 guides in the mountain's deadliest disaster, an official said Friday.
 
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