News in Asia

Welcome to another week of news!

The death toll from the earthquake that hit Nepal is now over 7,000. This video shot from a drone shows the extent of the devastation.

There are reports that red tape is slowing aid from getting to the areas that need it the most, even as survivors are still being pulled from the rubble.

This is an interesting story about a place in China defining itself as a communist utopia.

Thirty graves were discovered in southern Thailand were found on a suspected trafficking camp.

India has rejected a report from a US congressional panel stating that religious minorities in the country are subject to violent attacks after the current prime minister was elected.

There has been a call for a ban for on a drug reported to produce a male child developed by a yoga guru.

Hulk smash: The Indian Home Minister refuses to consider that marital rape is applicable in India.

Ten men have been jailed for life in connection with the attack on education activist Malala Yousafzai.

Pakistan has condemned the Afghan Taliban.

In the meantime, Afghan President Ghani has suggested that the Taliban still have a role to play in Afghan politics.

At the same time, with the Taliban making gains in insurgent attacks, the US military units are being pulled back into fighting in Afghanistan.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed a joint session of Congress and touted the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The Filipino government plans on renewing its request for clemency for a Filipina drug convict granted a stay of execution in Indonesia.

Connected with that same drug case, the Indonesian government executed eight individuals, including seven foreigners from Australia, Brazil, and Nigeria.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un will not attend events in Moscow commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Finally, for all the winos among us, China has surpassed France with having the second largest vineyard-area. Spain is number one.


By Stephens

Florida girl, would-be world traveler and semi-permanent expat. Her main strategy of life is to throw out the nets and hope something useful comes back, but many times it's just an old shoe. She also really, really hates winter and people who are consistently late.

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