Australia urged Indonesia Monday to delay the execution of two men for drug offences until a corruption probe into their case is complete, after a report that judges sought tens of thousands of dollars in bribes.
Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis spent another night in the open on Monday after a massive quake which killed more than 4,000, as officials warned the final toll could yet rise sharply once rescuers reach cut-off areas.
Indonesia on Sunday signalled 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.
Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,500 and triggering new avalanches at Everest base camp, as mass cremations were held in the devastated capital Kathmandu.
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.
Several buildings were toppled in Kathmandu, while an avalanche buried parts of Mt Everest’s base camp where hundreds of mountaineers had gathered at the start of the climbing season
South Korea and the United States agreed a new nuclear cooperation pact on Wednesday that stopped short of granting Seoul the permission it had sought to start reprocessing spent nuclear fuel.
Sri Lankan authorities arrested the youngest brother of former president Mahinda Rajapakse for 'misappropriating' public funds, his lawyer said Wednesday, hours after the ex-leader accused his successor of a witch-hunt.