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Myanmar police on Wednesday arrested dozens of activists and factory workers as they broke up a labor rights march on the capital, the latest rally to test freedoms under Aung San Suu Kyi's new civilian government.
 
The U.S. government lifted sanctions against 10 state-run Myanmar companies and banks Tuesday in response to the Southeast Asian nation's historic transition to democracy, but it retained restrictions on trade and investment with the still-powerful military.
 
Nepal ethnic protesters clash with police for 2nd day
Supporters of ethnic minority groups demanding changes in Nepal's new constitution clashed with police Monday and blocked main streets near the prime minister's office, as their newly started protests entered their second day.
 
Dance an art form not sex — Pakistan's dancers take a stand
With her arms stretched out and her hands elegantly curved, the young dancer stamps her feet with aplomb, defying prejudice.
 
Nepal's ethnic groups in fresh protests against charter
Hundreds of members of Nepal's ethnic minorities blocked roads in the capital on Sunday in renewed protests calling for changes to the Himalayan nation's controversial new constitution.
 
Lightning strikes have killed an unprecedented 59 people in Bangladesh in three days as tropical thunderstorms hit the country before the annual monsoon, an official said Sunday.
 
An elderly Buddhist monk was found hacked to death Saturday in Bangladesh, police said, the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities and secular activists in the Muslim-majority nation.
 
A group of armed attackers stormed a security post at a camp for Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh near the Myanmar border Friday, killing the post commander and looting weapons, police said.
 
Second to nun
Novice Buddhist nuns stand in front of a house to collect alms in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, May 12.
 
Clashes erupted in Bangladesh Wednesday after the execution of a top Islamist leader, heightening tension in a country reeling from a string of killings of secular and liberal activists. Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at a Dhaka jail late Tuesday...........
 
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