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Google launched a virtual tour of Nepal's Everest region on Thursday, allowing armchair tourists a rare glimpse of life in one of the toughest and most inaccessible places on earth.

Anxious families of scores of arrested Myanmar activists Wednesday sought news of relatives detained by police in a violent student protest crackdown, which sparked international condemnation and fears of a return to junta-era repression.
Concerns for detained after Myanmar crackdown


Scores of Myanmar protesters were arrested when baton-wielding police dispersed a student rally Tuesday, as the second crackdown in days deepens fears that authorities are returning to the repressive reflexes of the junta era.

Police chased down student protesters and dragged them onto trucks Friday in Myanmar's third such crackdown on public demonstrations in as many days, drawing criticism from the United States.
Myanmar police slam students in 3rd protest crackdown


A bird that was long thought to have gone extinct has been rediscovered in Myanmar after a team of scientists used a recording of its distinctive call to track it down.

Myanmar authorities defended a crackdown on a Yangon rally, which saw police and men in civilian clothes beat unarmed protesters, as security forces made fresh arrests on Friday.

Katmandu's international airport was closed for a second straight day Thursday, leaving thousands stranded at the start of the tourist season, after a plane skidded off its only runway.

Police cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law Thursday, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a landmark pagoda in the heart of the old capital.
Myanmar cracks down on education protest in Yangon


A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 224 passengers had to be evacuated after it missed the runway on landing at Katmandu airport on Wednesday and skidded onto nearby grassland.
Turkish Airlines plane skids off Nepal runway, 224 passengers evacuated


An investigating judge at Cambodia's U.N.-backed court Tuesday charged two more former Khmer Rouge cadres with crimes against humanity, days after the country's premier warned prosecuting further suspects could ignite a civil war.

Bangladesh authorities announced they had arrested a radical Islamist Monday over last week's machete murder of an atheist American blogger, accusing him of being behind earlier death threats on social media.

Myanmar says it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region.
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Myanmar captures 9th rare white elephant in western Ayeyarwaddy


A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious fundamentalism was hacked to death in the streets of Bangladesh's capital as he walked with his wife, police said Friday.
Bangladeshi-American blogger hacked to death by unidentified attackers in Dhaka


A Bangladesh court issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in two graft cases after she failed to appear in court for the fourth time.
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