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The most powerful cyclone ever to slam into the South Pacific tourist destination of Tonga has destroyed villages, flattened trees and left at least one person dead, officials said Sunday.
 

Sheikh Hasina was sworn in Sunday for her second straight term as Bangladesh's prime minister and third overall, following one of the most violent elections in the country's history.
 

With a bloody civil war over and a cautious peace at hand, a group of hardline Buddhist monks is rallying Sri Lankans against what they say is a pernicious threat: Muslims.
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Hardline Buddhist monks whip up anti-Muslim sentiment in Sri Lanka

 

Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of “murdering democracy” as her arch rival faced growing calls Tuesday to hold fresh polls after a walkover election.
Bangladesh PM under pressure after re-election

 

Dozens of journalists staged a rare demonstration Tuesday morning in Myanmar's biggest city to protest a jail term given to a reporter who was working on a story about corruption.
Myanmar journalists protest corruption reporter's jail term

 

Knowledge is power. And Myanmar's women deserve to have more of both. Most international sanctions on Myanmar have been lifted and the country is rapidly changing. However, the education system is reforming in fits and starts. For more than two decades, the former military junta suppressed schools and universities fearing more student-led demonstrations. As a result, a “lost generation” of people (ages 20-40) now makes up a large part of an economy that's playing catch up to the rest of Asia.
 

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina insisted Monday that her walkover win in an election boycotted by the opposition was legitimate and blamed her rivals for the unprecedented bloodshed on polling day.
 

Several thousand people joined a rally in Myanmar's main city on Sunday to call for the abolition of repressive laws and an end to politically related arrests.
 

The head of Cambodia's opposition party vowed Sunday not to give up anti-government protests despite violent police crackdowns and threats of legal action against him and his colleagues.
 

Bangladesh's ruling party was leading in preliminary results Monday following one of the most violent elections in the country's history, marred by street fighting, low turnout and a boycott by the opposition that has undermined the legitimacy of the vote.
Bangladesh ruling party leads after boycotted vote

 
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