Updated Tuesday, February 24, 2015 0:00 am TWN
Nepal is improving weather forecasting systems, stepping up security and promises swift rescues if needed during the upcoming climbing season on Everest in attempt to recover from the worst mountaineering disaster on the world's highest peak last year.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
Aid workers called Thursday for a ceasefire to allow the evacuation of people trapped around a town at the center of fierce fighting between Myanmar's army and ethnic rebels, after the deaths of two more civilians in an area cloaked by a state of emergency.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Myanmar granted its military unprecedented powers to deal with fighting between ethnic minority rebels and government troops in the Kokang region, after week-long clashes left dozens of soldiers dead and sent tens of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighboring China.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Fugitives from the escalating violence gripping northern Myanmar on Tuesday described fleeing airstrikes and gun battles between the army and ethnic rebels, as the country's president vowed “not to lose an inch” of territory.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
East Timor Monday inaugurated a new prime minister at the head of a unity government, as it seeks to hand power to the next generation of leaders more than a decade after gaining independence.
Escalating clashes between Myanmar's army and ethnic Kokang fighters killed dozens of rebels over the weekend, including eight who died in custody, state-backed media reported Monday as some 2,000 people fled the violence.
Twelve-year-old Rakib Mia was on his way to scavenge for his family when a petrol bomb exploded on the floor of his bus in Bangladesh, turning him into a human fireball.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi addressed a crowd of thousands Friday in the biggest celebrations honoring her independence hero father in memory, underscoring her legacy months before leading the opposition to momentous elections.
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