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Attackers in Bangladesh threw crude fire bombs at a packed bus and a moving truck in two separate incidents, killing at least nine people and injuring 30 others, police said Saturday.
 

East Timor resistance hero Xanana Gusmao has submitted his resignation as prime minister, the government said Friday, after more than a decade leading the half-island nation during the fraught early years of its independence.
East Timor's former resistance hero PM tenders resignation

 

Sri Lanka has failed to heal its deep ethnic divide since the end of the nation's civil war five years ago, the president acknowledged Wednesday in a major speech calling for national reconciliation.
Sri Lankan leader calls for unity despite ethnic divide in speech

 

Bangladesh police Wednesday charged opposition leader Khaleda Zia with “instigating” a deadly bus firebombing as four more people were killed — allegedly by security forces — amid spiraling political unrest.
 

Anti-government protesters firebombed a bus full of sleeping passengers in eastern Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing seven in spiraling political unrest aimed at toppling Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
 

A top U.S. diplomat promised Monday that Washington would be a friend and partner of Colombo as she made the first visit by a senior American official since the toppling of Sri Lanka's long-time strongman.
 

Bangladesh authorities Monday ordered a probe into allegations of murder against opposition chief Khaleda Zia and arrested a media magnate as two more people were shot dead in spiraling political unrest.
 

Nepal's success in turning tiger-fearing villagers into their protectors has seen none of the endangered cats killed for almost three years, offering key lessons for an anti-poaching summit opening in Katmandu on Monday.
 

Bangladesh Sunday ordered an enquiry into a plastics factory fire which killed 13 workers, the latest in a series of accidents that have highlighted appalling conditions in the country's workplaces.
 

A set of gates that became an enduring symbol of Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi's years under house arrest are to be auctioned, a businessman who now owns them said Saturday.
 

Bangladesh authorities on Saturday cut the power to opposition leader Khaleda Zia's office in an apparent bid to force her to call off a crippling anti-government transport blockade.
 

A Mongolian court on Friday found three former executives of a foreign-owned mining company guilty of tax evasion and sentenced them to prison terms of more than five years each, prosecutors said.
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An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black and white falconet with a surprised, panda-like expression.
 

A Cambodian court on Monday upheld convictions for 11 land activists involved in protests last year while marginally reducing most of their sentences, as rights groups decried the latest strike against freedom of expression.
 
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