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Nepal Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat held an emergency meeting with local donors on Sunday to seek prompt relief from the international community for the earthquake victims.
World Bank sends team, ADB pledges US$3 million in relief

 

Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.
Google executive among dead from Nepal quake

 

In the chaotic last days of the Vietnam War, the U.S. airlifted thousands of children out of Saigon. Forty years later, many Operation Babylift survivors have returned, looking for answers from a family or country they never knew.
Finding their roots: Babylift kids return to Vietnam

 

The campaign by the Malaysian opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) against the government's Goods and Services Tax (GST) in a key by-election is merely to stir up voters' emotions by presenting simplistic arguments.
 

Indonesia on Sunday signaled it was determined to push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of global condemnation led by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon.
Indonesia defiant as UN blasts looming executions

 

KATHMANDU - Rescuers in Nepal searched frantically Sunday for survivors of a huge quake that killed nearly 2,000, digging through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu and airlifting victims of an avalanche at Everest base camp.
Frantic search for Nepal quake survivors as toll nears 2,000

 

JAKARTA, Indonesia-- Indonesia's attorney general's office notified nine foreigners and an Indonesian convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them.
Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice

 

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 906 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.
Hundreds dead in massive Nepal quake

 

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered an investigation into the killing of prominent rights activist Sabeen Mahmud who was shot dead minutes after she hosted a seminar on abuses in troubled Baluchistan province.
 

Workers have removed radioactive soil from a Tokyo playground where extremely high radiation levels had worried local residents for days, an official said.
 

A Singaporean social media campaign to secure days off for maids has instead ended up irritating the mothers who employ them. Some find it needlessly negative.
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It is a topic that has occasionally raised eyebrows in Singapore, but now the frowns are giving way to smiles.
 

Japanese police arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low levels of radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday.
Police arrest man over drone landing at Japanese PM office

 

Hanoi has issued a stern rebuke to Ottawa after the Canadian Senate passed a bill commemorating the arrival of tens of thousands of "boat people" who fled after Saigon fell to the communists 40 years ago.
 
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