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Famed for its intense floral tones, Cambodia's Kampot pepper has won protection from the European Union, joining an exclusive club of gourmet favorites including champagne, Cornish pasties, Gorgonzola cheese and Darjeeling tea.
 
Climbers turned back from Mount Everest by a deadly earthquake and avalanche last year will be able to attempt to scale the world's tallest peak again this year or next without paying new permit fees, Nepal said Tuesday.
 
Pakistan hangs ex-governor's killer, sparking tensions, fear of repercussions
Pakistan on Monday hanged the convicted killer of a former governor, shot in 2011 by his bodyguard who accused him of blasphemy, officials said.
 
Mongolia's livestock in danger after drought, harsh winter
The Mongolian herder gazed out of his felt tent at the half-eaten carcass of what was his riding horse, now lying in blood-stained snow and being devoured by hungry dogs.
 
Myanmar grassroots activists march to destroy poppies
Opium is a scourge to many of Myanmar's poor communities ravaged by drug addiction, but to the farmers who grow it, it is a living.
 
A grassroots anti-drug organization whose members are on a march through northern Myanmar to destroy opium poppies in farmers' fields say 14 of their members were wounded when they were attacked with automatic weapons and hand grenades.
 
Fiji cyclone victim toll at 42, includes 10-month-old baby
A 10-month-old baby is among those missing and presumed dead Wednesday from the massive cyclone that hit Fiji after the boy's parents told a local television station they lost hold of him amid ferocious winds and floodwaters that rose to their necks.
 
Wreckage of missing plane found in Nepal; all 23 aboard dead
Rescuers found the wreckage of a small plane carrying 23 people that crashed in bad weather Wednesday into a mountain in central Nepal, police said. All those aboard, including two foreigners, were confirmed dead.
 
Nepalese cheer as fuel rationing ends after 5 months
Nepal ended five months of fuel rationing on Tuesday after persuading protesters to end a border blockade that cut supplies of oil and other goods to the Himalayan nation.
 
Ten people have died on a single small island in Fiji as the total death toll from a powerful cyclone climbed to 29, officials said Tuesday.
 
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