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Heat wave subsides in Pakistan as death toll reaches 860

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015 9:36AM UTC

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani health official says the devastating heat wave that struck the country last weekend is slowly subsiding but that the death toll is still climbing, with 860 people now reported to have died.

Burma’s parliament blocks changes to constitution

By Thu, Jun 25, 2015 5:53PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s parliament has voted against proposed constitutional amendments, ensuring that the military’s veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year.

Donors pledge billions to help rebuild earthquake-hit Nepal 


By Thu, Jun 25, 2015 3:55PM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Foreign donors and agencies announced billions of dollars in aid for Nepal to help the Himalayan nation rebuild from the devastating earthquake that killed more than 8,800 people and made millions homeless.

Flash floods kill 7, leave 4 missing in northern Vietnam

By Thu, Jun 25, 2015 1:11PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A disaster official says flash floods triggered by a tropical storm have killed seven people and left four others missing in a northern Vietnamese province.

Pakistan allows Save the Children to reopen offices

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015 6:52PM UTC

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A spokesman for the international aid group Save the Children says the government of Pakistan has allowed it to reopen its offices.