Updated Monday, October 20, 2014 0:01 am TWN
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said on Friday that the country would do better with fewer provinces under a new federal setup. The prescription for fewer federal states comes from Koirala comes at a time when major parties are at loggerheads over the number of states to be adopted while federating the existing unitary system into a new setup.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Defense lawyers for two ex-Khmer Rouge leaders said Saturday they would boycott a new genocide trial until they appealed the pair's earlier conviction, in a move that threatens to delay an already lengthy case.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The first trial weighing charges of genocide against Cambodia's brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime opened Friday with a prosecutor saying it will show that Cambodians were enslaved in inhumane conditions that led to the deaths of 1.7 million people from starvation, disease and execution.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Rescuers widened their search Friday for trekkers in Nepal's northern mountains who were stranded since a series of blizzards and avalanches battered the Himalayas early this week leaving at least 29 people killed, officials said.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Nepalese rescuers on Thursday scoured Himalayan hiking routes for more than 100 trekkers who have been out of contact since a snowstorm and avalanche that have killed around 32 people, including foreign tourists and guides.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Cheered by tens of thousands of people, a train decorated with banana plants and colorful flower garlands arrived in Sri Lanka's northern Tamil heartland on Monday, 24 years after the “Queen of Jaffna” was suspended due to civil war.
The only question opposition lawmaker U Win Htein asked Parliament last session was for permission to remove his silk turban, saying it was causing him headaches and hair loss. The 72-year-old, known for his irreverent sense of humor, admits he was just teasing. But the speaker shot him down just the same.
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