There is one Buddhist nun everyone in Nepal knows by name -- not because she's a religious icon and a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, nor for her work running a girl's school and a hospital for kidney patients.
--When Western governments began pouring money into the Mekong River Commission, they hoped it would help four Southeast Asian countries cooperate in responsibly managing one of the world's great rivers.
With turquoise columns propping up a pink and yellow portico, Myanmar's art deco style Thwin cinema is a rare relic from a golden age of movie-making that dazzled audiences more than half a century ago.
Australia's tough gun controls will be further tightened to restrict access to new rapid-fire shotguns, the prime minister said Wednesday.
New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said Wednesday, a month after India declared itself free of the disease.
Three staff at an Indian hospital have been suspended after a deadly blaze in the intensive care unit, authorities said on Tuesday, as the toll from the disaster rose to 20.
Vietnam is bracing for Typhoon Sarika as the death toll from flooding in the central part of the country triggered by heavy rains rose to 31.
Dozens of Japanese lawmakers visited a controversial war shrine Tuesday in an annual pilgrimage criticized by China and South Korea, which see it as a painful reminder of Tokyo's aggressive past.
Bangladesh police said Tuesday they have identified three people as financial backers of a group blamed for a deadly attack on a cafe, including a doctor who joined Islamic State jihadists in Syria.
Two passenger buses collided head-on in central Pakistan on Monday, killing 25 people and injuring 69, officials said.