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Rebel negotiators applauded talks with Myanmar authorities Saturday at the end of five days of discussions, but said the real business of crafting peace rests with Aung San Suu Kyi's government-in-waiting.

Sri Lanka's prime minister Sunday announced officials would use social media to seek public opinion on a proposed new constitution aimed at preventing a return to ethnic war.

Two trucks transporting Cambodian garment workers to their factory crashed Tuesday, killing five of the workers and injuring 65 others, officials said.

Aung San Suu Kyi, whose pro-democracy party will take over power in Myanmar from a pro-military government in coming months, on Tuesday participated for the first time in official talks to bring peace with the country's fractious ethnic minorities.

A massive underground fault line that ruptured last year, causing a killer earthquake in Nepal, is still under tremendous strain underneath Kathmandu, a study said Monday.
Earthquake fault straining underneath Kathmandu: study


The mayor of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo said Saturday he was suing a company that staged a controversial Enrique Iglesias concert to recover millions in unpaid entertainment taxes.

Nepal this month will begin much-delayed reconstruction of about 1 million homes and buildings damaged by last year's earthquake and will also begin to collect the billions of dollars pledged by foreign donors, the head of the reconstruction agency said Saturday.

Myanmar fight fans swarmed to a Yangon hotel on Thursday for a glimpse of a mixed martial arts specialist dubbed the "Burmese Python" as he returned home after over a decade in the United States.
MMA fighter returns to Myanmar after long absence


Pakistan asked Bangladesh to withdraw its senior diplomat, Moushumi Rahman, in an apparent tit-for-tat move after Dhaka asked Islamabad to withdraw a Pakistani diplomat last month, officials from the two nations said Thursday.

Bangladesh's highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for crimes during its 1971 independence struggle, paving the way for his execution within months.
Bangladesh upholds death sentence for Islamist leader


Bangladesh's top court on Wednesday upheld a death sentence given to the leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party for atrocities and multiple killings he committed during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
Death sentence upheld for Bangladesh Islamist party chief


Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Monday said bringing peace to the country's strife-wracked ethnic regions will be a priority for her government when it takes power.

The severe increment in electricity demand in the past few months has taken a toll over the distribution mechanism of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts with the state-owned utility -- Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) -- running out of stock of transformers.

Fiji warned residents to brace for destructive winds on Sunday as severe tropical cyclone Ula bears down on the Pacific nation.
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