Many residents in Kathmandu spent a sleepless night outside after Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake that left over 2,200 dead and toppled iconic city monuments. Amid large aftershocks, international aid is starting to arrive in Nepal.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake, centered in the densely populated Kathmandu Valley, killed at least 688 people in Nepal, and others in India, Tibet, and Bangladesh. The quake triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.
The celebrated Rafi Peer troupe got featured at this year's Lahore literary festival, after surviving Islamist bomb attacks. But civil society and free expression in Pakistan may still be measured as one step forward and two back.