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Cyclone Roanu struck the Bangladesh coast on Saturday killing six people and forcing hundreds of thousands more to flee their homes as the storm unleashed strong winds and heavy downpours.
 
500,000 flee homes as Sri Lanka flood misery worsens
Desperate Sri Lankans clambered onto rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts Friday to escape monster floods in the capital Colombo as officials said half a million people had fled their homes across the island.
 
Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a village doctor and wounded a university teacher in Bangladesh on Friday, in what police suspected was the latest in a series attacks by Islamists in the majority-Muslim nation.
 
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan troops were digging through tonnes of mud Thursday to search for more than 100 people reported missing after landslides buried two villages, claiming at least 24 lives.
 
Over 200 families feared buried by landslides in Sri Lanka
Massive landslides triggered by torrential rains crashed down onto three villages in the central hills of Sri Lanka, and more than 200 families were missing Wednesday and feared buried under the mud and debris, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said.
 
Myanmar police on Wednesday arrested dozens of activists and factory workers as they broke up a labor rights march on the capital, the latest rally to test freedoms under Aung San Suu Kyi's new civilian government.
 
The U.S. government lifted sanctions against 10 state-run Myanmar companies and banks Tuesday in response to the Southeast Asian nation's historic transition to democracy, but it retained restrictions on trade and investment with the still-powerful military.
 
Nepal ethnic protesters clash with police for 2nd day
Supporters of ethnic minority groups demanding changes in Nepal's new constitution clashed with police Monday and blocked main streets near the prime minister's office, as their newly started protests entered their second day.
 
Dance an art form not sex — Pakistan's dancers take a stand
With her arms stretched out and her hands elegantly curved, the young dancer stamps her feet with aplomb, defying prejudice.
 
Nepal's ethnic groups in fresh protests against charter
Hundreds of members of Nepal's ethnic minorities blocked roads in the capital on Sunday in renewed protests calling for changes to the Himalayan nation's controversial new constitution.
 
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