A man comforts a woman next to a seriously injured person on the ground after an earthquake hit Nepal, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 25 April 2015. A 7.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal destroying buildings in Kathmandu and surrounding areas, with unconfirmed rumours of casualties. Photo: Narendra Shrestra/EPA
Saturday, April 25 2015

A major earthquake has hit Nepal and the tremors were felt across Bangladesh and eastern India, reports on April 25.

Indian security personal on guard duty at the Mao gate at the Nagaland-Manipur state border about 30 kms from Kohima, capital of Nagaland state, northeast India, May 7, 2010. Photo: EPA
Saturday, April 25 2015

Myanmar soldiers are reported to have encroached on a three-square kilometre area in Ukhrul district of India’s Manipur State, 10 months ...

Sorting the catch in Phuket, southern Thailand, 22 April 2015. A European Commission decision has slapped the kingdom with a ' yellow card ' for allegedly failing to step up its battle against illegal fishing. Photo: Yongyot Pruksarak/EPA
Friday, April 24 2015

Thailand's junta chief said he would invoke controversial powers to clean up his country's fishing industry after the EU threatened to ban ...

Refugees and migrants in the migrant holding centre on the Pacific island of Nauru. Photo: EPA
Friday, April 24 2015

An ethnic Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar is the first refugee from Australia’s Nauru detention centre to volunteer for a controversial ....

Representatives of the 10 countries of ASEAN plus Timor Leste proudly waving their flags in solidarity at the ASEAN People's Forum in Kuala Lumpur, April 22, 2015. Photo: ASEAN Peoples' Forum
Thursday, April 23 2015

Former Malaysian Foreign Minister, Syed Hamid Albar, said ASEAN’s non-interference policy should be reviewed if we are to build ...

Southeast Asia's fishing industry is in trouble, with problems of overfishing and allegations of slavery. Fishermen unload their catch from small fishing boats at Jatetaw fishing village, Ngapali beach, Myanmar. Photo: Gernot Hensel/EPA
Thursday, April 23 2015

Indonesia and Thailand agreed April 23 to set up a joint taskforce on illegal fishing, a lucrative cross-border trade that labour groups ...

Myanmar migrant workers check and fold the fishing nets after they unload the catch at the fishing port on Si Rae island, off Phuket, southern Thailand. Photo: Barbara Walton/EPA
Wednesday, April 22 2015

Thailand has expressed deep disappointment after the European Union issued a final warning, a so-called "yellow card" to the country, ...

Members of the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights group. Photo: APHR
Wednesday, April 22 2015

ASEAN leaders must urgently respond to the escalating crisis situation for Rohingya Muslims and other vulnerable minorities in Myanmar, ...

Solar Impulse 2 shortly after it landed in Nanjing, China, late 21 April 2015. Photo: EPA
Wednesday, April 22 2015

Solar Impulse 2 landed late on April 21 in the Chinese city of Nanjing, finishing the sixth stage of its landmark 12-leg quest to ...

U Myint Zaw, winner of the Goldman Environmental Award. Photo: Goldman Environmental Award
Tuesday, April 21 2015

U Myint Zaw is one of six winners of the prestigious 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for his work to protect the environment, ...


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