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A pregnant woman was stoned to death Tuesday by her own family outside a courthouse in the Pakistani city of Lahore for marrying the man she loved.
Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by family

 

The U.N. human rights envoy to Myanmar on Saturday expressed concern over the military's veto power on constitutional changes, which he said are crucial for the country's democratic transition and next year's elections.
 

The United Nations children's agency has defended a decision to pay nearly US$90,000 a month for its new office in Myanmar — a three-story house owned by the family of an ex-army general who was slapped with U.S. sanctions during the country's dictatorship.
 

The relocation of U.S. Marines from Okinawa, Japan, will boost Guam's revenue by at least US$37 million a year, defense officials say.
 

Democracy activists in Myanmar joined opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday in calling for constitutional amendments ahead of next year's general elections.
Activists join Suu Kyi for Myanmar charter change

 

Anguished relatives protested a decision Saturday to stop searching for bodies of passengers they feared were trapped inside a ferry that sunk in central Bangladesh leaving at least 54 dead, police said.
Number of dead from sunken ferry in Bangladesh rises to 54

 

A Lao military plane crashed on Saturday killing five senior officials on board including the defense minister of the secretive communist country, Thai authorities said.
 

A Laos air force plane believed to be carrying 20 people including the country's defense minister crashed on Saturday, Thailand's Foreign Ministry said.
 

Rescuers called off the search for missing passengers of a sunken ferry in central Bangladesh on Saturday after retrieving 40 bodies, causing anger among relatives of those still unaccounted for.
40 dead as Bangladesh ferry search called off

 

Divers battled Friday to recover bodies trapped in the wreckage of a Bangladesh ferry that was sunk by a giant wave, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 29 with scores more feared drowned.
29 killed, scores missing after wave sinks Bangladesh ferry sinks

 
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