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Local and foreign media have criticized Myanmar's Union Election Commission's control on news reporting.

At least 11 people, most of them children, were killed in a series of explosions at an Afghan gas storage facility, which triggered a massive inferno in a nearby settlement for displaced people, officials said Tuesday.

Hundreds of security personnel patrolled a tense town in western Nepal Tuesday after an 18-month-old boy and seven police died in violent protests against a new constitution.

Cambodian police on Tuesday showed off a seizure of nearly 1.5 tonnes of marijuana worth more than US$7 million packed into coffee bags, part of an ongoing drug crackdown in the country.

Seven police officers were killed in western Nepal Monday in clashes with demonstrators protesting against a proposed new constitution, police said.

Cambodian authorities have charged a student with incitement to commit a crime over an alleged Facebook post calling for a "color revolution" in the country, a right groups said on Monday.

The former "first lady" of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime died Saturday, according to a U.N.-backed tribunal, without victims ever seeing her face trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
'First lady' of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge dies at 83


Sri Lanka's new prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was sworn in Friday and the island nation's two major political parties -- formerly bitter rivals -- signed an agreement to work together in the new parliament.
Sri Lanka PM sworn in as 2 parties sign deal


Myanmar has renewed a state of emergency in a restive northern region bordering China, state media said Wednesday, extending army control over the area during crucial November elections.

Bangladesh's elite security force Tuesday arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen whom police said was the "main planner" of the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers.
Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murders


Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi raised fears Tuesday for crucial November elections as the government tried to calm political tensions after the surprise ousting of the ruling party chief.
Aung San Suu Kyi concerned at Myanmar ruling party putsch


Sri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse admitted his dream of a political comeback was over Tuesday, conceding defeat in parliamentary elections while his victorious rival appealed for unity.

Nepal police on Monday arrested dozens of protestors against a proposed new constitution after they attacked vehicles and forced shops to close on the second day of a nationwide strike.

A general strike imposed by smaller political parties protesting a proposed new constitution that would split Nepal into six federal states crippled daily life across the Himalayan nation Monday.
Strike against draft of constitution cripples life in Nepal

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