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Some 150 migrants found adrift in a boat off Myanmar's coast were set Monday for transfer to neighboring Bangladesh, an immigration official said, returning them to homes many tried to flee months ago.
Myanmar to start moving migrants to Bangladesh


Buddhist hard-liners in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state are planning a day of protest against local authorities helping desperate boat migrants found adrift in the Bay of Bengal, organizers said Sunday.

Nepal is teaching self-defense to quake-affected women and children following a string of attacks in temporary camps housing survivors, police said Friday.

Huthi Shiite rebels and Yemen's exiled government agreed Friday to attend U.N.-brokered peace talks in Geneva aimed at ending a more than two-month war that has cost over 2,000 lives.

Dozens of corpses have washed to shore in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine in the last month, an advocacy group and villagers said Wednesday. Some were believed to be Rohingya Muslims trying to escape trafficking ships, while others were Bangladeshi.

Authorities in Bangladesh filed murder charges Monday against dozens of people for their roles in the 2013 collapse of a garment factory building that killed more than 1,100 people.
Bangladesh files murder charges in 2013 building collapse that killed over 1,100


Myanmar's navy refused on Sunday to let journalists approach a remote island where more than 700 migrants are said to be held following their rescue last week.

Thousands of schools across the districts worst hit by two major earthquakes in Nepal reopened Sunday.
Schools reopen in areas of Nepal worst hit by the recent earthquakes


A Thai national who allegedly owned a boat that was recently discovered by the Myanmar navy crammed with more than 200 migrants has been arrested, state media said Saturday.

Journalists were negotiating with Myanmar officials Thursday to restore their access to the Parliament chamber after being pushed out because pictures of snoozing lawmakers were published online.

The United Nations on Monday criticized the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru for blocking access to the Internet, including Facebook, and urged it to reverse a clampdown on freedom of speech.

Thousands of villagers have returned to their homes in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous northwest after a river which was dammed by a landslide began flowing normally again, a local official said Monday.

Huddled in a Kathmandu monastery, Nima Lama clutches his prayer beads and thinks of the family he lost when his home was destroyed by a torrent of ice and rock one month ago.

Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous north-west, officials said Sunday.
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