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Nepal pushed to political turmoil over new constitution

Nepal has struggled to draft a new constitution since 2008.

Taliban, Afghanistan government to hold second round of peace talks by July end

The ice-breaking talks started on July 7 when the warring sides held their first open and direct talks at Pakistan's hill resort of Murree near capital Islamabad.

Flood waters jet out of Taiwan dam after deluge of Dujuan Typhoon

According to the local authorities, two people lost their lives and 324 were injured in a single day of severe winds and rain.

Bangladesh hangs two top opposition leaders for war crimes

Bangladesh on Sunday executed two top opposition leaders simultaneously for war crimes during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan, triggering sporadic violence by their supporters including attacks on media.

S Koreans travel to North Korea to reunite with war-divided kin

The reunions, the first since February of last year, are a bitter reminder that the Korean Peninsula is still in a technical state of war because the 1950-53 fighting ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.

Cambodian on trial for infecting more than 100 with HIV

Defense lawyer En Sovann says Yem Chhrin faces up to life in prison if found guilty of murder, intentionally spreading HIV — the virus that causes AIDS — and practicing medicine without a license.

Won’t use force ‘recklessly’ in South China Sea: China

"China has always advocated handling disputes by peaceful manners and will not use force recklessly even if it comes to issues related to territory and sovereignty," state run Xinhua news agency quoting Fan.

Sailing in South China Sea not provocative, says US

China has overlapping claims with Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei in the South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year.

Chinese military reaches out amid South China Sea tensions

"China wants to use these sorts of forums to promote China's views, explain China's policies and improve China's security image," said regional security expert Li Mingjiang of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.

Taliban promised protection but later killed those who stood in their way in Kunduz: residents

In announcing their capture of the city on Sept. 28, the Taliban vowed to protect civilians and property, presenting themselves as liberators. But residents say the insurgents immediately went on a rampage, looting shops and killing those who stood in their way.

Philippines backs US plan to sail ship near Chinese island on South China Sea

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said the reported U.S. plan to send a ship within 22 kilometers (14 miles) of the artificial island in the Spratly Islands "would be consistent with international law and a rules-based order for the region."

China: Blast rocks Tianjin port city two months after fatal explosions

The blast hit a warehouse for alcohol materials in the city Monday night and started a fire, but no casualties were reported, local police said.