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Quake-hit Nepal asks other nations to lift travel advisories

By Thu, Jul 16, 2015 10:31AM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government has urged other countries to lift travel advisories that discourage their citizens from visiting the Himalayan nation following a devastating earthquake in April that killed thousands of people.

VIDEO: Afghans protest reduced sentences for Farkhunda mob killing

By Tue, Jul 07, 2015 7:43AM UTC

Dozens of Afghans have rallied to denounce last week’s court ruling that overturned the death sentences for four men convicted for taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine in March.

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.

ADB: Climate change is making the poor poorer in Asia

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015 6:40PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank says climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty.

Beijing says 90% of drugs enter China from the ‘Golden Triangle’ region

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015 1:27PM UTC

The ‘Golden Triangle’ region, on the borders of Laos, Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand, has long been regarded as one of the drug-producing hot spots of the world. More traditionally it’s associated with the production and supply of heroin, but has more recently become a major source of amphetamine.