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Indian divers to join Sri Lanka flood rescue as toll climbs
Tens of thousands of people marooned by severe flooding and mudslides in Sri Lanka remained in relief camps Tuesday, as aid teams bolstered by Indian navy divers and doctors pushed forward with rescue efforts.
 
Myanmar netizens were in an uproar on Monday after Facebook seemingly banned people from posting the word "kalar," often used as a slur against Muslims, at a time of rising Islamophobia in the country.
 
Nepal celebrates anniversary of Everest conquest
Nepal's mountaineering community is celebrating the first conquest of Mount Everest and a successful climbing season in which hundreds of climbers scaled the world's highest peak.
 
Two Cambodians have been arrested for allegedly trafficking at least ten organ donors to India for illegal kidney transplants worth tens of thousands of dollars, police said Friday.
 
Bangladeshi police arrested 27 young men early Friday in a rare crackdown on homosexuality in the conservative Muslim-majority country, where gay sex is a crime.
 
Myanmar widow jailed for throwing hot water on child servant
Ruling is a rare flicker of justice for the country's legion of child domestic workers.
 
A South African who attempted to climb Mount Everest without permission has been arrested in Nepal where he faces a $22,000 fine -- double the cost of the permit he was trying to avoid.
 
Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years
Voting began Sunday in Nepal's first local elections for two decades, a landmark moment in the country's fraught transition to democracy.
 
Nepal wants to limit age for Everest
Family and supporters on Sunday honored an 85-year-old Nepali man who died trying to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, while officials stressed the need to limit the age for such a daunting physical challenge.
 
A South African attempting to climb Mount Everest alone and without a permit has been ordered off the mountain, had his passport confiscated and will be fined $22,000, an official said Monday.
 
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