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In a victory for activists, Nepalese temple authorities said Tuesday they would end a centuries-old Hindu tradition of mass animal slaughter that attracts hundreds of thousands of worshippers.
Nepal temples ban mass animal sacrifice festival

 

Myanmar authorities have seized methamphetamine tablets worth an estimated US$100 million from an abandoned truck in Yangon, state media said Tuesday, as the country struggles to stem surging drug production.
 

U.S. Democratic Party lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist.
 

From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But zoom in and there's the critical evidence: Two trawlers loading slave-caught seafood onto a massive refrigerated cargo ship.
Missing slave fishing boats tracked to Papua N. Guinea

 

As dark clouds loomed overhead, Rabi Baral hurriedly secured his tent to the ground at a camp for victims of Nepal's earthquake, three months after the disaster upended his life.
Monsoon troubles Nepal survivors 3 months on

 

Floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 10 people in Myanmar in the last 48 hours, state media and officials reported Sunday.
 

Police in Nepal arrested 60 Maoist activists on Friday for forcing schools and public transport to shut down in a nationwide protest over government plans to bring in a new constitution.
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Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen approved Thursday a law allowing foreign ownership of land for the first time, triggering concern over a possible landgrab by China in the strategic Indian Ocean region.
 

Trudging halfway up a jagged goat trail, guide Mohammad Ibrahim extolled the panoramic view -- a vast, ancient landscape of russet-hued cliffs that is on the frontline of Afghan efforts to jumpstart warzone tourism.
Afghan region an oasis of tranquility in war-torn nation

 

Protesters demanding that Nepal be turned back into a Hindu nation scuffled with police Monday and threw chairs at the country's deputy prime minister when he was collecting suggestions on a draft constitution.
 

Cambodia on Saturday charged and detained a wanted property tycoon over the assault of a popular TV actress after a video of the vicious attack sparked widespread anger and calls from the premier to give himself up.
 

Bangladesh police said Thursday they had arrested a man on suspicion of filming the brutal murder of a 13-year-old boy that provoked public outrage after the footage went viral.
 

Nepal's government is urging other countries to lift travel advisories that discourage their citizens from visiting the Himalayan nation following a devastating earthquake in April that killed thousands of people, a government minister said Wednesday.
 

Cambodia's parliament Monday passed a controversial law regulating nongovernmental organizations, despite a boycott by opposition lawmakers and street protests by activists who say it will hinder their ability to operate.
 
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