Overview as Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders hold hands for the traditional ASEAN handshake to start the 26th ASEAN summit during the opening ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia, April 27, 2015. The two-day summit of the 10-nation bloc is expected to focus on festering disputes in the South-China Sea and also expected to assess initiatives for the regional single market that is scheduled to begin at the end of the year. Photo: EPA
Monday, April 27 2015

Southeast Asian leaders hold a summit in Malaysia on April 27 seeking to maintain unity in the face of differences over how to respond ...

Climbers in the debris of the Mount Everest base camp after it was hit by an avalanche that killed at least 18 people following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, 25 April 2015 (picture made available 26 April 2015). The avalanche that swept through parts of base camp is reported having had the combined force of two separate snowslides from different peaks. EPA/AZIM AFIF Courtesy of Azim Afif
Monday, April 27 2015

International rescue teams and relief supplies began arriving in Nepal's devastated capital April 27 to help terrified and homeless survivors of ...

Indian parliament during 2015 Budget session
Monday, April 27 2015

India has asked UN members to drop the annual ritual of passing a resolution on Myanmar’s human rights situation saying that ...

The European Union flag flies outside the European Commission Building, the Berlaymond, in Brussels. Photo: Olivier Hoslet/EPA
Monday, April 27 2015

Southeast Asia and the European Union (EU) agreed on April 26 to take steps toward resuming stalled talks on a free-trade ...

People inspect the damage to the collapsed landmark Dharahara, also called Bhimsen Tower, after an earthquake caused serious damage in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. Photo: Narendra Shrestha/EPA
Sunday, April 26 2015

Nepal rescuers battled landslide debris and communication blackouts Sunday as they frantically searched for survivors of ...

Indian is flying in relief supplies and rescue teams into Kathmandu. Photo:
Sunday, April 26 2015

Indian Air Force has started carrying disaster relief teams and supplies for Nepal

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 ....


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