Rescuers in Nepal's mountainous west searched on foot Sunday for a missing Nepal Airlines plane carrying 18 people, as officials called off a helicopter hunt due to poor visibility.
Nepal will slash climbing fees for Everest and other Himalayan peaks to attract more mountaineers, despite existing concerns of overcrowding during the climbing season, a tourism ministry official said Friday.
A Bangladesh court jailed a bus driver and his helper for life on Thursday for the rape of a teenage girl, a crime that sparked angry protests in the country.
New Zealand has sharply criticized Japan for allowing a whaling ship to enter New Zealand's economic waters.
Motorcycles, cars, tuk-tuks and the humble rickshaw dominate its traffic-clogged roads, but now the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh is launching a new weapon in the fight against chronic congestion: its first public buses in over a decade.
Owners of a Bangladesh garment factory were denied bail on Sunday after surrendering to a court which sought their arrest over the country's worst industrial fire that killed 111 workers.
The president of Palau declared Tuesday that his Pacific island nation will ban commercial fishing and become a marine sanctuary.
A castaway who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific said Tuesday he thought about suicide but was sustained by dreams of eating his favorite food — tortillas — and reuniting with his family.
Sri Lanka has refused a top U.S. women's rights official entry to the country, just days after another senior envoy alleged Colombo's rights record was deteriorating, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday.
A boat packed with laborers and their children caught fire and capsized in a river in northeastern Bangladesh leaving at least 11 people dead and others missing, police said Tuesday.