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Shortages of life-saving medicines because of political protests in Nepal that have blocked key roads could lead to a crisis, as hospitals have started to cut services, doctors said Thursday.

About 370 workers fainted at Cambodian factories in the past two days, possibly because of pesticide spraying on nearby rice fields, officials said Friday.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for shooting and wounding an Italian priest in Bangladesh this week, according to a notice released Thursday by the SITE Intelligence Group.

Snow-capped mountains, endless grasslands, smiling monks: Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden's latest vision of his homeland, shot in stark black and white, relegates these to the background.
Mountains may depart, says Tibetan filmmaker


Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy was stripped of his lawmaker status and parliamentary immunity Monday, paving the way for his arrest in connection with a defamation case that the opposition says is politically motivated.

Winning Myanmar's election turned out to be easier than expected for Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition party, but steering the country will be a test of how the Nobel Peace laureate balances her moral vision with political realities.
Real challenge for Suu Kyi comes after polls


As an army of laborers churns out limestone bricks, archeologist Prashantha Mandawala reflects on the ambitious task of restoring Sri Lanka's centuries-old Jaffna fort, destroyed by ethnic war.
Sri Lanka's icon of colonial rule rises from rubble


Blogger Nay Phone Latt spent years in prison under Myanmar's former junta, but preparing to enter parliament as a newly minted MP for Aung San Suu Kyi's democracy party, he refuses to let the darkness of the past dull optimism for the country's future.
Hope guides former prisoners after Suu Kyi win


Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party attained a historic majority in Myanmar's Parliament on Friday, making it possible for them to form the Southeast Asian country's first truly civilian government in more than half a century.

A Cambodian court Friday issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Sam Rainsy over an old, unserved defamation sentence amid a surge of political tension between him and strongman premier Hun Sen.

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition on Friday secured a parliamentary majority from last weekend's polls that will allow it to elect a president and form a government in a historic shift in power from the army.
Suu Kyi party wins historic Myanmar polls


Uzbekistan has released a prominent political activist after he served more than two decades in prison, rights groups said on Thursday.

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won her parliamentary seat, official results showed Wednesday, leading a near total sweep by her party that will give the country its first government in decades that isn't under the military's sway.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi wins seat but not presidency


YANGON - Aung San Suu Kyi called for "national reconciliation" talks with Myanmar's president and the nation's powerful army chief on Wednesday as her pro-democracy party stood poised for a landslide election victory.
On brink of victory, Suu Kyi calls for talks with Myanmar military

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