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Bangladesh braced for protests and fresh violence Sunday after a senior official of the largest Islamist party was executed on charges of crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 independence war, the second man to be hanged since the government revived war crime trials that have sharpened political divisions in the South Asian nation.
Bangladesh braces for protests after Islamist's execution

 

A Tibetan nun is believed to have died after setting herself on fire to protest China's rule over the Himalayan region and to voice support for the Dalai Lama, rights groups and media said.
 

Myanmar's President Thein Sein held rare talks Wednesday with influential allies and rivals including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she intensifies efforts to lift a constitutional ban on her presidential bid.
 

Opposition protesters clashed with police and set vehicles on fire in Nepal's capital on Tuesday, as they enforced a nationwide general strike that crippled life throughout the country.
 

Opposition protesters clashed with police and set vehicles on fire in Nepal's capital on Tuesday, as they enforced a nationwide general strike that crippled life throughout the country.
Opposition strike shuts down Nepal; protesters, police clash

 

Powerful storms swept Bangladesh at the weekend leaving a trail of devastation in the country's northwest and killing at least 37 people, officials said Monday.
 

The writer, a thin young man who fears the growing interweaving of religion and politics in Bangladesh, knows his turn could come next. What happened earlier this week, when the second secularist blogger in less than a month was hacked to death in the streets of the capital, made it clear he wasn't safe.
Bangladesh secular writers fearful after 2nd blogger slain in less than a month

 

Sri Lanka's government said Friday that it has sought assistance from neighboring India and China to help evacuate its citizens in Yemen amid the raging violence there.
 

Thousands of doctors in Nepal returned to work Thursday ending a strike after the government bowed to their demands.
Nepal doctors end strike, return to work

 

Climbers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year's deadly disaster on the world's highest peak, a Nepalese mountaineering official said Wednesday.
 

Thousands of doctors in Nepal stayed away from work at clinics and hospitals on Wednesday to support a colleague who has been on a hunger strike for 10 days demanding reforms in medical education and services.
 

An emergency was declared in the Micronesian state of Chuuk Wednesday as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the central Pacific leaving at least five dead and extensive damage.
State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia

 

Bangladesh police Tuesday filed criminal cases against two Islamic students and two others for the machete murder of a blogger accused of mocking Islam, the second such attack in recent weeks.
 

Another blogger was hacked to death in the Bangladesh capital on Monday, with police arresting two suspects after the latest attack targeting independent writers.
Another blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh: police

 
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