A passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized Monday in central Bangladesh, killing at least two people and probably many more as horrified villagers watched from the shore, authorities said.
Rescuers recovered nine more bodies Monday from a massive weekend landslide in northern Nepal, raising the official death toll in the disaster to 19, but say there is no chance of finding alive any of the more than 150 people believed still buried under the rubble.
A property flagship led by Asia's richest tycoon Li Ka-shing is seeking to buy into Irish aircraft leasing group AWAS — the Hong Kong businessman's first major foray into the aviation industry.
Rescuers on Sunday ruled out finding any more survivors of a landslide in northeast Nepal feared to have buried at least 100 people under tons of mud and rocks.
An audit of votes cast in Afghanistan's presidential election resumed Sunday without the backing of Abdullah Abdullah, one of the two candidates, officials said, as the fraud-tainted poll descended into further uncertainty.
Top U.S. diplomat John Kerry will travel to Myanmar, Australia and the Solomon Islands later this month, the State Department said Saturday.
A massive landslide Saturday in Nepal's northeast left at least eight people dead and dozens missing as officials worked to clear debris blocking a major river and avert the possibility of flash floods.
Thousands of mourners, many in tears, gathered in Katmandu to pay tribute to a senior Tibetan Buddhist monk whose cremation was initially blocked by Nepal, sparking claims it had caved to pressure from China.
The new chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) said Wednesday that he was determined to change the unhealthy lifestyle choices that have made his region the fattest in the world.
The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges.