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A massive underground fault line that ruptured last year, causing a killer earthquake in Nepal, is still under tremendous strain underneath Kathmandu, a study said Monday.
Earthquake fault straining underneath Kathmandu: study


The mayor of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo said Saturday he was suing a company that staged a controversial Enrique Iglesias concert to recover millions in unpaid entertainment taxes.

Nepal this month will begin much-delayed reconstruction of about 1 million homes and buildings damaged by last year's earthquake and will also begin to collect the billions of dollars pledged by foreign donors, the head of the reconstruction agency said Saturday.

Myanmar fight fans swarmed to a Yangon hotel on Thursday for a glimpse of a mixed martial arts specialist dubbed the "Burmese Python" as he returned home after over a decade in the United States.
MMA fighter returns to Myanmar after long absence


Pakistan asked Bangladesh to withdraw its senior diplomat, Moushumi Rahman, in an apparent tit-for-tat move after Dhaka asked Islamabad to withdraw a Pakistani diplomat last month, officials from the two nations said Thursday.

Bangladesh's highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for crimes during its 1971 independence struggle, paving the way for his execution within months.
Bangladesh upholds death sentence for Islamist leader


Bangladesh's top court on Wednesday upheld a death sentence given to the leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party for atrocities and multiple killings he committed during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
Death sentence upheld for Bangladesh Islamist party chief


Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Monday said bringing peace to the country's strife-wracked ethnic regions will be a priority for her government when it takes power.

The severe increment in electricity demand in the past few months has taken a toll over the distribution mechanism of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts with the state-owned utility -- Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) -- running out of stock of transformers.

Fiji warned residents to brace for destructive winds on Sunday as severe tropical cyclone Ula bears down on the Pacific nation.

Up to 100,000 people still living in camps six years after the end of Sri Lanka's brutal ethnic war will be given land to build homes within six months, President Maithripala Sirisena told AFP Sunday.

On the streets of Banani, one of Dhaka's busiest commercial areas plies a tiny cycle rickshaw that is different compared to the thousands of human powered three-wheelers that we see every day. Due to this difference, people, even in this busy area, often stop to have a look and experience a shock to see how this rickshaw is moving alongside rushing buses, trucks and speedy cars. The uniqueness of this cycle rickshaw lies within its driver, Mohammad Mostofa, who has only one leg to pull this 145-kilogram vehicle ahead, with passengers. Mostofa, an elderly man of 60 years, has been pulling it with only his right leg for more than two years, on the busy streets of Dhaka.
The Bangladesh rickshaw driver who never gave up


As a child soldier with Nepal's Maoists, Mira Rai learned to fire guns, disarm opponents and race down trails, little imagining her guerrilla drills would help make her one of the world's top ultra runners.
Nepal ex-child soldier blazes ultra running trail


While an abundance of street food is readily available in Bangladesh throughout the year, there are some delectable munchies that only suit the chilly breezes of winter. Roaming the streets of Dhaka, you will come across numerous stalls that are only there for the season. Here are five street foods that you absolutely must-try this winter.
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