Nepal’s ex-child soldier blazes ultra running trail

Kathmandu - As a child soldier with Nepal's Maoists, Mira Rai learned to fire guns, disarm opponents and race down trails, little imagining her...

Nepal quake-ravaged temple faces threat from looters

Kathmandu - Surrounded by ochre rubble, Pannakaji beds down on a mattress wedged between Buddha statues at Kathmandu's "Monkey Temple", hoping to deter looters...

Nepal anti-charter protesters block India supplies

Kathmandu - Hundreds of protesters blocked a major trading checkpoint between India and Nepal Friday, cutting off vital supplies to the landlocked Himalayan nation,...

Six sentenced to death for brutal Bangladesh child murders

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court Sunday handed four men the death sentence over the brutal killing of a 13-year-old boy that provoked national outrage...

Nepal appoints quake reconstruction chief

Kathmandu - Nepal has appointed a new chief for its reconstruction authority which will allow the body to finally start rebuilding and disbursing aid...

India’s booming taxi-app firms endure bumpy ride

India's ultra-competitive app-based taxi-hailing market has quickly become a multi-billion-dollar industry, but controversy surrounding safety, rejected licences and protesting cabbies threatens to slam the...

Bangladesh police urge ban on Islamist group after killings of atheist bloggers

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Tuesday they have asked the government to ban an Islamist militant group they suspect of involvement in the murders...

UN chief voices growing concern over migrant crisis

United Nations (United States) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday he was increasingly concerned by the humanitarian crisis sparked by refugees stranded...

Fears for migrants as S.E. Asia refuses safe haven

Langkawi (Malaysia) - Malaysia joined Indonesia on Wednesday in vowing to turn back vessels bearing a wave of migrants, drawing warnings that the hardline...

Malaysia finds 139 graves in migrant ‘detention’ camps

Wang Kelian (Malaysia) - Malaysian police said Monday they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people-smugglers and capable...

Crowds cheer Bangladesh-India land swap after 70 years in limbo

Dashiar Chhara (Bangladesh) - Jubilant crowds celebrated Saturday as Bangladesh and India swapped tiny pockets of land, ending one of the world's most intractable...

Nepal quake survivors hope to rebuild lives one month on

Kathmandu - Huddled in a Kathmandu monastery, Nima Lama clutches his prayer beads and thinks of the family he lost when his home was...

Sri Lanka president vows to block Rajapakse’s PM bid

Colombo - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena dashed Mahinda Rajapakse's hopes Thursday of a political comeback in next week's general election by vowing to...

Sri Lanka’s president marks anniversary of war’s end

Matara (Sri Lanka) - Sri Lanka's new president pledged his support for the military as he marked six years since the end of the...

Sri Lanka says war crimes probe to start in June

Colombo - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said Wednesday a local investigation into allegations of war crimes committed during the island's separatist conflict would...

Quake-devastated Nepal toll to climb ‘much higher’

Kathmandu - The death toll from an earthquake that ripped through Nepal will climb "much higher", the government warned Sunday, as relief teams raced...

Nepal parties sign breakthrough deal on new constitution

Kathmandu - Nepal's rival parties have signed an agreement drawing up the country's internal borders in a breakthrough that paves the way for a...

Scientists warn Everest glaciers at risk of disappearing

Kathmandu - Glaciers in the Everest region could shrink at least 70 percent or even disappear entirely by the end of the century as...

Landslides kill five in Nepal quake zone

Kathmandu - Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall killed at least five people in central Nepal, four of them in a shelter for survivors of...

Nepal PM appeals for $2bn to rebuild country after quakes

Kathmandu - Nepal's prime minister on Sunday appealed for $2 billion to rebuild his country, shattered by two massive earthquakes in three weeks that...