Updated Friday, October 17, 2014 2:04 pm TWN
Rescuers widened their search Friday for trekkers in Nepal's northern mountains who were stranded since a series of blizzards and avalanches battered the Himalayas early this week leaving at least 29 people killed, officials said.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Nepalese rescuers on Thursday scoured Himalayan hiking routes for more than 100 trekkers who have been out of contact since a snowstorm and avalanche that have killed around 32 people, including foreign tourists and guides.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Cheered by tens of thousands of people, a train decorated with banana plants and colorful flower garlands arrived in Sri Lanka's northern Tamil heartland on Monday, 24 years after the “Queen of Jaffna” was suspended due to civil war.
The only question opposition lawmaker U Win Htein asked Parliament last session was for permission to remove his silk turban, saying it was causing him headaches and hair loss. The 72-year-old, known for his irreverent sense of humor, admits he was just teasing. But the speaker shot him down just the same.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Sri Lanka's military has banned foreigners from traveling to the island's former war zone during a visit there by President Mahinda Rajapakse, officials and diplomatic sources said Sunday.
Hundreds of people attended the funeral of former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier on Saturday, displaying lingering respect for a man who was widely reviled for repression and corruption during his 15 years in power.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Victims of land grabs by Cambodia's “ruling elite” called on Tuesday for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe their mass evictions as a crime against humanity.
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