Updated Saturday, March 21, 2015 0:01 am TWN
Nepal has cleared more than 300 mountaineers to climb Mount Everest after they had to abandon last year's efforts when an ice avalanche killed 16 guides in the mountain's deadliest disaster, an official said Friday.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
A court in southern Nepal has sentenced a man to 35 years in prison for the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, officials said Wednesday, in a case that sparked outrage in the Himalayan nation.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Relief workers rushed to deliver desperately needed food and water Wednesday to survivors living on Vanuatu's outer islands after a monstrous cyclone wiped out entire villages and flattened vast swathes of the South Pacific nation's landscape.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
A New Zealand bar manager and his two Myanmar colleagues were jailed for two and a half years with hard labor by a Yangon court Tuesday for using a Buddha image to promote a cheap drinks night.
Vanuatu's president pleaded with the world Monday to help the cyclone-ravaged Pacific nation rebuild its "completely destroyed" infrastructure as aid agencies warned conditions were among the most challenging they have faced with fears of disease rife.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Relief supplies began arriving in cyclone-devastated Vanuatu Sunday as the Pacific nation declared a state of emergency amid reports entire villages were "blown away" when a monster storm swept through.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Patrolling over the China-Myanmar border has been increased by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force after a Myanmar warplane dropped a bomb in southwest Yunnan province and killed four Chinese, a military spokesman said Saturday.
Rescuers were frantically searching for survivors Saturday after an overloaded ferry sank in rough waters off the coast of western Myanmar killing more than 30 people and leaving at least a dozen more missing.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Anxious families of scores of arrested Myanmar activists Wednesday sought news of relatives detained by police in a violent student protest crackdown, which sparked international condemnation and fears of a return to junta-era repression.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Scores of Myanmar protesters were arrested when baton-wielding police dispersed a student rally Tuesday, as the second crackdown in days deepens fears that authorities are returning to the repressive reflexes of the junta era.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
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