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.
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.
A rhinoceros that had wandered off a wildlife reserve rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, leaving one woman dead and six people injured, police said.
A Myanmar aid worker injured in an attack last month on a convoy in Shan state has died of his wounds, state media reported Monday, as clashes continue between the army and rebels.
Solar Impulse 2 took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and headed for China's Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's youngest brother has died two days after he was attacked with an ax in what authorities said was a personal dispute.
Rice farmer Nguyen Hien Thien is so busy growing his crops that he has never even visited Can Tho, a town only a few miles from his farm in the southern Mekong Delta.
Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Friday snubbed a grand annual parade showcasing military strength for the first time in three years, as the country's army chief warned against "any disturbances to stability" in upcoming elections.
At least 10 Hindu pilgrims were killed and dozens more were injured in a stampede outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, police and witnesses said.
Cambodia unveiled a new memorial at a notorious Khmer Rouge prison Thursday to remember the thousands who were tortured and murdered there during the ruthless regime's rule in the late 1970s.
Angry relatives gathered outside a Myanmar court Wednesday to show support for dozens of activists, arrested after a police crackdown on a student-led protest and facing charges that could see them jailed for nearly a decade.
Bangladesh officials have summoned Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus over US$1.51 million in allegedly unpaid taxes, an official said Tuesday, in what analysts saw as the latest politically motivated move against the micro-credit pioneer.