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A set of gates that became an enduring symbol of Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi's years under house arrest are to be auctioned, a businessman who now owns them said Saturday.
 

Bangladesh authorities on Saturday cut the power to opposition leader Khaleda Zia's office in an apparent bid to force her to call off a crippling anti-government transport blockade.
 

A Mongolian court on Friday found three former executives of a foreign-owned mining company guilty of tax evasion and sentenced them to prison terms of more than five years each, prosecutors said.
 

An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black and white falconet with a surprised, panda-like expression.
 

A Cambodian court on Monday upheld convictions for 11 land activists involved in protests last year while marginally reducing most of their sentences, as rights groups decried the latest strike against freedom of expression.
 

For generations, traders and their colorful herds of mules and yaks were a lifeline for remote communities in the heart of Nepal's formidable and often dangerous Himalayas.
 

Nepal's parliamentary speaker Sunday announced plans for a vote on a new national constitution to end a political deadlock, sparking fresh anger from opposition lawmakers.
 

Myanmar's military freed more than 400 child soldiers last year, the United Nations has confirmed, a record number since the “tatmadaw” army signed a 2012 pact with the U.N. on the issue.
 

Following a stinging rebuke by the United Nations' human rights chief, Myanmar's ultranationalist Buddhist monk fired back Thursday, saying he didn't regret calling a U.N. special envoy a “whore” and a “bitch” after she criticized a bill opposing interfaith marriage and religious conversions.
 

Nepal's leaders will meet Thursday in a last-ditch effort to agree on a constitution before a midnight deadline, as public frustration over the slow pace of progress deepens.
 

Nepal's Maoist chief apologized Wednesday for his party's role in a parliament brawl that injured four security officers in the tense run-up to a deadline for a post-war constitution.
Nepal's Maoist chief apologizes for parliamentary brawl

 

Fighting broke out in Nepal's parliament Tuesday, with Maoist lawmakers throwing chairs and injuring four security officers as tensions ran high ahead of a deadline to complete a new national constitution.
Nepali lawmakers in fisticuffs over constitution

 

Rights groups welcomed the release of a prominent Rohingya Muslim doctor who was arrested while trying to calm rioters during sectarian violence in western Myanmar, but noted Tuesday scores of political prisoners remain behind bars.
 

Sweaty hair matted to his pale, emaciated face, Thant Zin Oo starts his days early, winding through small alleyways outside Myanmar's biggest city Yangon and scavenging through garbage piled up behind shops and factories in search of something — anything — to sell.
Myanmar street chidren turning to sniffing glue to forget their hunger

 
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