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South Asian leaders gather at regional summit

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014 3:10PM UTC A Nepalese security officer patrols the area around Tribhuvan International Airport with a sniffer dog the prior to the arrival of South Asian leaders to attend the 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders, including from rivals India and Pakistan, have gathered in Nepal’s capital to boost cooperation in trade and energy and seek greater peace in the region, home to more than a fifth of the world’s population.

Nepal to ink India power deal during Modi visit

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 2:56PM UTC India Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials say Nepal’s government will sign an agreement with an Indian company to build a hydroelectricity plant that will export power to India.

Bangladesh man gets death sentence for war crimes

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 5:17PM UTC

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced a collaborator of the Pakistani army to death for his role in killings during the country’s 1971 independence war. Mobarak Hossain, a former commander of a collaborators’ group, was given the death penalty Monday after being convicted of killing

Afghanistan: Death toll rises to 50 in volleyball tournament attack

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 1:56PM UTC Bodies of civilians are laid out a hospital after a suicide attack in the Yahyakhail district of Paktika province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday. Pic: AP.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament has risen to at least 50, with more than 60 wounded.

Nepal bus crash death toll reaches 47

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:34AM UTC

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police say 42 more bodies have been recovered after the wreckage of a bus that plunged into a river in west Nepal was recovered, raising the confirmed death toll to 47. Police said the bodies were recovered after the bus wreckage was pulled to the bank

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