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Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos visited a tense border city Saturday amid an escalating row with neighboring Venezuela that triggered deportations and the exodus of thousands of Colombians back home.

Surveying the tiny concrete cube where he must live with four relatives, Myanmar opposition MP Ohn Kyaing is once again reminded of his time as a political prisoner.
Hardship and no politics in Myanmar's 'jail cell' MP housing


Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital Sunday to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country's new constitution that is being finalized.
Nepal's sexual minorities parade to demand rights


As labor pains gripped Junu Shrestha around midnight one day in early July, the heavily pregnant villager set off on foot along a muddy path destroyed in Nepal's earthquake, desperate for help.
Fears grow for pregnant Nepalese after quake


Myanmar's government has approved the country's first-ever national minimum wage, state media reported on Saturday, after months of bitter negotiations with labor groups and employers.

Local and foreign media have criticized Myanmar's Union Election Commission's control on news reporting.

At least 11 people, most of them children, were killed in a series of explosions at an Afghan gas storage facility, which triggered a massive inferno in a nearby settlement for displaced people, officials said Tuesday.

Hundreds of security personnel patrolled a tense town in western Nepal Tuesday after an 18-month-old boy and seven police died in violent protests against a new constitution.

Cambodian police on Tuesday showed off a seizure of nearly 1.5 tonnes of marijuana worth more than US$7 million packed into coffee bags, part of an ongoing drug crackdown in the country.

Seven police officers were killed in western Nepal Monday in clashes with demonstrators protesting against a proposed new constitution, police said.

Cambodian authorities have charged a student with incitement to commit a crime over an alleged Facebook post calling for a "color revolution" in the country, a right groups said on Monday.

The former "first lady" of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime died Saturday, according to a U.N.-backed tribunal, without victims ever seeing her face trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
'First lady' of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge dies at 83


Sri Lanka's new prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was sworn in Friday and the island nation's two major political parties -- formerly bitter rivals -- signed an agreement to work together in the new parliament.
Sri Lanka PM sworn in as 2 parties sign deal


Myanmar has renewed a state of emergency in a restive northern region bordering China, state media said Wednesday, extending army control over the area during crucial November elections.
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