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Cambodian activist Phymean Noun has been awarded the US$50,000 World's Children's Prize for helping children who live in garbage dumps in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh.

After years of crippling debt, Bangladeshi villager Rawshan Ara decided to follow in her family's footsteps -- and sell a kidney on the black market to raise cash.

Myanmar election authorities on Tuesday suggested postponing landmark November polls, a spokesman for Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party said, throwing doubt over the timing of the first credible elections in generations.

Nepal's new prime minister took the oath of office Monday and appointed the leaders of groups that are protesting the new constitution as his deputies.

Opposition candidates for one of Myanmar's smallest constituencies are being blocked from visiting the remote island chain, a party spokesman said Sunday, just weeks ahead of elections billed as the country's freest in decades.
Myanmar opposition says blocked from campaigning in an island seat


Nepal's parliament Sunday chose communist leader KP Sharma Oli as prime minister, tasked with unifying the quake-hit country after a new constitution triggered deadly protests, a border blockade and a nationwide fuel shortage.
Communist leader Oli is chosen as new Nepalese prime minister


After a life turned upside down by conflict, Htan Wang craves peace and security in her Kachin homeland more than any democratic dividend promised by next month's Myanmar election.

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders said Sunday it has withdrawn staff from the embattled Afghan city of Kunduz, a day after an apparent U.S. bombing raid on its hospital which the U.N. said could amount to a war crime.

Myanmar's government will sign a long-negotiated cease-fire on Oct. 15 but with only eight rebel forces, officials said Sunday, as several major insurgent groups declined to ink an agreement that excludes some factions.

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, volunteer ambulance driver Myint Hein weaves through traffic-choked Yangon, a lifeline in Myanmar where health care was crippled by decades of chronic underfunding during junta rule.
From ambulances to funerals, volunteers prop up Myanmar health care system


A suspected U.S. airstrike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz Saturday killed 16 Doctors Without Borders staff, in a bombardment the charity said continued for more than 30 minutes after Washington was informed.
16 killed in apparent US strike on hospital


India's unofficial blockade of Nepal has put a crunch on this Himalayan nation, with cars lining up for miles around gasoline stations, schools shutting down, vegetables in short supply and taxis charging four times the normal fare.

A Cambodian opposition senator was denied bail and went on trial Friday over comments he posted on Facebook criticizing a 36-year-old border agreement with Vietnam.
Cambodian opposition senator on trial over Facebook post


A senior Nepali lawmaker, tipped to be the next prime minister, on Wednesday accused neighboring giant India of breaking international law by deliberately halting cross-border trade, forcing the landlocked nation to ration fuel.
Nepali leader says India 'breaking int'l law'

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