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Veteran Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse confirmed Thursday he will seek an unprecedented third term in office, with snap elections expected early next year.
 

A bus plunged into a deep, fast-flowing river in western Nepal on Thursday, with at least 24 passengers feared dead, officials said.
 

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party admitted Wednesday it cannot win its fight to change a constitution that bars her from Myanmar's presidency, following a parliamentary decision to postpone amendments until after 2015 elections.
 

Myanmar's parliament speaker said Tuesday the current junta-drafted constitution, which bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, annot be changed before elections in November 2015.
 

Scores of Myanmar students rallied illegally in Yangon Monday against a new education bill they describe as undemocratic, the latest in a series of protests that began during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Myanmar students march in illegal protest against new education bill

 

The captain of the small fishing vessel has spent most of his life helping fellow Rohingya Muslims escape persecution and hatred in Myanmar, but now even he is worried about the panicked pace the exodus has taken in recent weeks.
As fears rise in Myanmar, Rohingya exodus grows

 

Suspected Islamic militants have hacked to death a university professor in western Bangladesh, several years after he led a push to ban students wearing full-face veils, police said Sunday.
 

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday urged Myanmar to hold “free, fair and inclusive” elections as he threw his weight behind a bid by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to change a constitution that bars her from the presidency.
Obama backs Suu Kyi bid to change constitution

 

U.S. President Barack Obama pressed for greater press freedoms in Myanmar and China on Friday but said he couldn't discuss the status of a New York Times reporter whom U.S. prosecutors want to testify in a leak investigation.
 

Under crushing financial strain, Kumar Budathoki sold one of his kidneys to organ traffickers for US$5,000, a sum he hoped would help set him up for a lifetime free of money problems.
Nepali villagers 'survive' by selling organs

 

Human Rights Watch criticized the Cambodian government's latest crackdown on dissent, urging foreign donors Friday to condemn an “escalating wave of abuse” against peaceful protesters.
 

US President Barack Obama on Friday urged Myanmar to hold "free, fair and inclusive" elections as he threw his weight behind a bid by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to change a constitution that bars her from the presidency.
Obama backs Suu Kyi bid to change constitution

 

Bangladesh's war crimes court Thursday sentenced a fugitive mayor to death for mass murder and rape during the 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan, the latest opposition figure to face the gallows.
 

US President Barack Obama told Myanmar's rulers its celebrated democratic reforms are backsliding, ahead of a regional summit Thursday designed to showcase the country's transition from army-led isolation.
Obama warns Myanmar's celebrated reforms going backwards

 
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