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Bangladeshi-American blogger hacked to death by unidentified attackers in Dhaka
A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious fundamentalism was hacked to death in the streets of Bangladesh's capital as he walked with his wife, police said Friday.
 

A Bangladesh court issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in two graft cases after she failed to appear in court for the fourth time.
 

Construction of a massive dam in southwestern Cambodia will not start until at least 2018, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday, in an apparent effort to stop heavy opposition to the project which has focused criticism on him.
 

Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal on Tuesday sentenced a fugitive former lawmaker to life in prison for genocide and religious persecution of the country's Hindu minority during the 1971 independence war, the prosecutor said.
 

The United States and regional power India have voiced concern after former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was forcibly dragged into court to face terrorism charges and denied legal access and medical treatment.
 

The death toll in a ferry accident in central Bangladesh soared to 69 on Monday, after emergency workers recovered more bodies from the wreckage of an overcrowded boat that sank after colliding with a cargo vessel.
Bangladesh ferry collision dead up to 69

 

Investors from five foreign countries including Norway and Sweden have started investing in Myanmar for the first time, according to the Directorate Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
 

Nepal is improving weather forecasting systems, stepping up security and promises swift rescues if needed during the upcoming climbing season on Everest in attempt to recover from the worst mountaineering disaster on the world's highest peak last year.
Nepal vows to boost Everest climbing conditions

 

A river ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Sunday and a rescue operation is underway, an official said.
 

From a multi-million dollar airport ignored by airlines to a lavish cricket stadium rejected by players, Sri Lanka's new government is mulling the future of a string of white elephants.
 

For more than a century he sat in a meditative pose in remote western Mongolia before being thrust into the spotlight by an unscrupulous thief.
Mongolia showcases Buddhist 'living gods' tradition

 

Aid workers called Thursday for a ceasefire to allow the evacuation of people trapped around a town at the center of fierce fighting between Myanmar's army and ethnic rebels, after the deaths of two more civilians in an area cloaked by a state of emergency.
 

Myanmar granted its military unprecedented powers to deal with fighting between ethnic minority rebels and government troops in the Kokang region, after week-long clashes left dozens of soldiers dead and sent tens of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighboring China.
 

The United Nations decided Monday to postpone an eagerly-awaited report on a war crimes probe into Sri Lanka's brutal separatist war to give the country's new government a chance to cooperate with investigators.
 
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