Updated Thursday, March 26, 2015 0:04 am TWN
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.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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.
Monday, March 23, 2015
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.
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.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
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.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
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.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
A court in southern Nepal has sentenced a man to 35 years in prison for the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, officials said Wednesday, in a case that sparked outrage in the Himalayan nation.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Relief workers rushed to deliver desperately needed food and water Wednesday to survivors living on Vanuatu's outer islands after a monstrous cyclone wiped out entire villages and flattened vast swathes of the South Pacific nation's landscape.
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