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Myanmar has renewed a state of emergency in a restive northern region bordering China, state media said Wednesday, extending army control over the area during crucial November elections.

Bangladesh's elite security force Tuesday arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen whom police said was the "main planner" of the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers.
Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murders


Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi raised fears Tuesday for crucial November elections as the government tried to calm political tensions after the surprise ousting of the ruling party chief.
Aung San Suu Kyi concerned at Myanmar ruling party putsch


Sri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse admitted his dream of a political comeback was over Tuesday, conceding defeat in parliamentary elections while his victorious rival appealed for unity.

Nepal police on Monday arrested dozens of protestors against a proposed new constitution after they attacked vehicles and forced shops to close on the second day of a nationwide strike.

A general strike imposed by smaller political parties protesting a proposed new constitution that would split Nepal into six federal states crippled daily life across the Himalayan nation Monday.
Strike against draft of constitution cripples life in Nepal


A Cambodian opposition senator could be jailed for 17 years after a court charged him Sunday over the posting of a disputed document on social media about the border with Vietnam.

They started appearing across Nepal's poorest districts several years ago -- partially built schools meant for local children and funded with public money.
Nepal's 'ghost schools' hide large-scale corruption


Two suspected members of a Bangladeshi Muslim militant group, including one who was out on bail on a charge of attempted murder, were arrested in the killing of a secular blogger in the fourth such deadly attack this year.
Authorities in Bangladesh arrest 2 in blogger murder


Nearly four months after a massive quake devastated Nepal, the government has set up a new state body to lead reconstruction efforts, a spokesman for the prime minister's office said Friday.
Quake-hit Nepal sets up new reconstruction authority


Security forces seized control of the headquarters of Myanmar's ruling party as internal rifts intensified ahead of general elections. The party chairman, who has steadily lost support of the powerful military, was holed up in his home after being removed from his post during the aggressive midnight reshuffle.
Police seize Myanmar's ruling party headquarters


Bangladesh's top court on Thursday convicted a publisher of a leading newspaper of contempt of court for criticizing a judge, in the latest case against the country's media.

The Taliban have condemned a "horrific" video that appears to show fighters from the Islamic State (IS) group blowing up bound and blindfolded Afghan prisoners with explosives.

Bangladesh wildlife officials are mulling a ban on access to the Sundarbans after an alarming rise in poaching of tigers that live in the world's largest mangrove forest, rangers said Wednesday.
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