MH370 search on Reunion island to end Monday

Sainte-Marie (France) - Active air and sea searches for fragments of doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 off Reunion island will stop on Monday after...

Stars rock Malaysia at Bollywood’s IIFA Awards

Kuala Lumpur - It was a night of Bollywood glamour and energy in Malaysia on Sunday at the International Indian Film Academy's (IIFA) annual...

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of police on election eve

Colombo - Sri Lanka deployed thousands of police on Sunday in stepped up security on the eve of a general election after the campaign...

Mount Everest trek route suffered minimal quake damage, study says

Kathmandu - The vast majority of guesthouses and trails on the popular Mount Everest trekking route emerged unscathed from Nepal's devastating earthquake, said an...

Health workers race to prevent Nepal measles outbreak

Kotdanda (Nepal) - Health workers are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children in Nepal as fears grow that last month's massive...

Nepal quake leaves century-old library in ruins

Kathmandu - Janaki Karmacharya sits on a plastic chair under the tarpaulin that now serves as her office and despairs at the wreckage of...

Bangladeshi writer leaves for US after Islamist threats

Delhi - Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen said Wednesday she had left her home in India for the United States after receiving death threats from...

Five insurgents killed in southeast Bangladesh: army

Chittagong (Bangladesh) - Bangladeshi troops shot and killed at least five suspected insurgents in a pre-dawn raid on a jungle hideout in the restive...

Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, at least 27 dead

Yangon - Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed...

Bangladesh’s Rohingya relocation plan raises concerns

Hatiya (Bangladesh) - The remote Bangladeshi island of Thengar Char disappears completely under several feet of water at high tide, and has no roads...

Nepal’s ‘ghost schools’ hide large-scale corruption

Kathmandu - They started appearing across Nepal's poorest districts several years ago -- partially built schools meant for local children and funded with public...

South Korea reports 15th MERS death, seven new cases

South Korea reported Sunday its 15th death from the MERS virus as the growing outbreak that has infected 145 forced one of the nation's...

Angelina Jolie, Suu Kyi meet women garment workers in Myanmar

Yangon - Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie met women garment workers in Myanmar on Saturday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to learn more...

Risk of west Nepal quake still high: researchers

Paris - Large quakes in Nepal this year only partially relieved stress on a major Himalayan fault line, and chances for a big tremor...

Bangladesh vows to ‘hunt down’ secular blogger’s killers

Dhaka - Dhaka vowed Saturday to hunt down the killers of secular blogger Niloy Chakrabarti who became the fourth such writer to be murdered...

Nepal district chief wins ‘Integrity Idol’

Kathmandu - Nepali bureaucrat Pradip Raj Kandel on Sunday clinched the title of Integrity Idol, a television talent show-styled initiative that awards honest civil...

Bangladesh police arrest two over blogger murder

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Friday they have arrested two suspected members of a banned Islamist group over the brutal killing of an atheist...

Sri Lankan capital sues Enrique concert over ‘unpaid taxes’

Colombo - The mayor of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo said Saturday he was suing a company that staged a controversial Enrique Iglesias concert...

Sri Lanka president vows reforms to prevent ethnic war

Colombo - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena marked his first year in office Saturday with a pledge to introduce sweeping constitutional reforms aimed at...

Quake-hit Nepal sets up new reconstruction authority

Kathmandu - Nearly four months after a massive quake devastated Nepal, the government has set up a new state body to lead reconstruction efforts,...