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One worker was killed, 30 were missing and 33 were rescued Saturday after a fire swept through a Caspian Sea oil platform owned by Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR, the company said.

Myanmar's feared former junta leader Than Shwe has endorsed his one-time nemesis Aung San Suu Kyi as a "future leader" of the country, according to his grandson.
Myanmar's ex-dictator tips Suu Kyi as 'future leader'


An unlicensed Cambodian doctor was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday after he was found guilty of infecting more than 200 people with HIV, including some who later died.

Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi held talks Wednesday with the president and military chief about the handover of power, the first such discussions since her opposition party's election triumph.
Suu Kyi meets president, army chief for talks


Manmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi held talks Wednesday with the military establishment on the handover of power, the first such discussions since her opposition party cleaned up at the polls.
Suu Kyi meets Myanmar president, army chief for power shift talks


Child rights groups warned Tuesday that shortages of fuel, medicine and other supplies in Nepal due to a border blockade with India are putting millions of children at the risk of disease and even death.
Rights group say border blockade is putting Nepalese children at risk


Myanmar's top leaders will hold talks this week with opposition chief Aung San Suu Kyi, the first since her party's landmark election success, officials said Monday.
Myanmar's top leaders to hold talks with Suu Kyi: officials


Police in Nepal arrested 38 protesters Sunday for trying to enforce a strike against neighboring India, which is accused of orchestrating a weeks-long border blockade that has caused crippling fuel shortages.

Tens of thousands of students held hands, waved banners and chanted slogans in Nepal's capital Friday to protest against a border blockade that has caused severe shortages of fuel and an increase in food prices in the Himalayan country.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on worshippers at a Shiite mosque in northern Bangladesh, the US-based monitoring organisation SITE said Friday.
IS claims attack on Shiite mosque in Bangladesh: SITE


Police in northern Myanmar said Wednesday they have ended efforts to find bodies in a jade mining landslide that killed more than 100 people and highlighted the perilous conditions created by a breakneck effort to dig up the world's richest deposits of the green gem.
Search at Myanmar jade mine ends


Five Myanmar men fined for publishing a calendar that described the country's persecuted Muslim Rohingya as a recognized ethnic minority have been rearrested and jailed on fresh charges, police said Wednesday.

Protesters on Monday defied a curfew and demonstrated in a town in southern Nepal where at least three people were killed in weekend protests, officials said.

Bangladesh was on high alert Monday after executing two opposition leaders for war crimes during the country's 1971 independence war, despite threats of violence by their supporters and international concerns that the legal proceedings were flawed.
Bangladesh on high alert after 2 opposition leaders executed for independence war roles

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