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The deputy leader of Cambodia's opposition party was stripped of his post of vice president of parliament in a vote Friday attended only by the ruling party and condemned by his supporters.
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Cambodia opposition leader stripped of post

 

International monitors in Myanmar voiced concerns Wednesday over next month's crunch polls as the body charged with organizing the election canceled voting in several more villages, blaming fighting between the military and rebels.
 

A Communist leader who has long campaigned for women's rights was elected Wednesday as Nepal's first female president.
Nepal's parliament elects nation's first female president

 

A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused 180 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Afghan quake rocks Asia, at least 180 dead

 

Police in Bangladesh have arrested four suspects in the killing of an Italian aid worker last month, and said Monday that the alleged gunmen had confessed to being hired to attack "a white man" in order to destabilize the impoverished South Asian nation.
 

Villagers in the jungles of Myanmar's northern Kachin state stand upon staggering wealth: Jade worth tens of billions in U.S. dollars. Yet they see almost none of that money, even as the precious stone is dug out from under them.
Myanmar jade rush muddies promise of change

 

Police in the Maldives arrested Vice President Ahmed Adeeb on Saturday in connection with an explosion aboard the president's boat last month that authorities have said was an assassination attempt.
 

At least one person was killed and nearly 80 wounded Saturday in a bomb attack on the main Shiite shrine in the Bangladeshi capital as thousands gathered for the annual Ashura procession, police said.
1 killed in attack on Bangladesh Shiite shrine

 

At least one person was killed and nearly 80 wounded Saturday in a bomb attack on the main Shiite shrine in the Bangladeshi capital as thousands gathered for the annual Ashura procession, police said.
One killed, 80 wounded in attack on Bangladesh Shiite shrine

 

Myanmar plans to extend the advance voting deadline for overseas voters in the November polls following a raft of complaints and mistakes, including ballots marked for Japan being sent to Egypt, state media said Wednesday.
 

The Maldives' highest court has overturned an unprecedented sentence of death by stoning for a woman convicted of adultery, a crime in the Muslim island nation, media reports said Monday.
 

A small plane crashed into a residential area of Bogota shortly after taking off from the capital's airport Sunday, setting a bakery on fire and killing five people and injuring seven, including two in critical condition, authorities said.
Small plane crashes in Colombia capital; 5 dead, 7 injured

 

Armed with batons and the bible, church-backed vigilantes are taking the fight against northern Myanmar's heroin epidemic into their own hands -- deepening the fallout from a drug trade already feeding conflict and corruption in the region.
Fighting northern Myanmar's drug trade with sticks, prayers

 

A small plane crashed into a residential area of Bogota shortly after taking off from the capital's airport Sunday, setting a bakery on fire and killing five people and injuring seven, including two in critical condition, authorities said.
 
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