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Nepal declares state of emergency after killer quake

Nepal declares state of emergency after killer quake

The government of Nepal has declared a state of emergency after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck the country and killed hundreds of people, and touched off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. 00    Read More »

Indian farmer hangs himself at protest over land reform

Indian farmer hangs himself at protest over land reform

A farmer has hanged himself in front of hundreds of protesters gathered in India’s capital to rally against the government’s reform of land purchasing laws. +1-2    Read More »

Hong Kong election candidates to be screened

Hong Kong election candidates to be screened

The Hong Kong government has given politicians their first look at a long-awaited electoral blueprint for selecting the city’s next leader, a plan that reflects China’s desire for a tightly controlled poll despite calls for more democracy. +2-20    Read More »

China jails journalist for seven years for ‘leaking state secrets’

(Reuters) – A Chinese court jailed a journalist accused of leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website for seven years on Friday, her lawyer said, a ruling that reflects the sensitivity surrounding the party’s inner workings. +380    Read More »

Mumbai attack suspect Lakhvi released on bail in Pakistan

(BBC) – The suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, has been released on bail from a Pakistani jail, officials say. +40    Read More »

Malaysia revives detention without trial

Malaysia revives detention without trial

Malaysia’s parliament has passed an anti-terrorism bill that reintroduces detention without trial, three years after it was revoked by Prime Minister Najib Razak. +1-1    Read More »

Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore holds funeral procession

Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore holds funeral procession

Singapore is bidding farewell to its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91. 00    Read More »

Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91

Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91

(BBC) – Lee Kuan Yew, the statesman who transformed Singapore from a small port city into a wealthy global hub, has died at the age of 91. 00    Read More »

Vanuatu patients in dire need in hospital hit by Tropical Cyclone Pam

Vanuatu patients in dire need in hospital hit by Tropical Cyclone Pam

Jacobeth Nilah wails in pain in the storm-battered hospital. 00    Read More »

India bans film in which rapist blames victim

India has banned the broadcasting of a controversial documentary in which one of the men convicted for gang-raping and murdering a female student is shown blaming the victim mainly because of her gender – a move the film’s maker called “arbitrary censorship”. 00    Read More »

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