Taliban militants detonated a car bomb at the Afghanistan Ministry of Justice earlier today, the third institution related to the nation's justice system to be attacked in just over two weeks.
The attack sparked protests in Afghanistan and reverberated around the world, highlighting the brutality women face in the country's conservative society.
Extensive damage to homes - and fears of future earthquakes - has left hundreds of thousands living outside and created a tent shortage.
Most of the 1,000 migrants fleeing persecution in Myanmar were crammed onto three boats that Indonesian fisherman towed ashore, while another 106 people were found on a Thai island Thursday and brought to the mainland, authorities said.
After two full days of searching, no sign had been found of the helicopter, which was on an aid mission in Dolakha district near Tibet when it lost contact on Tuesday.
The US has spent $110 billion on development in Afghanistan since 2002. But the country's future is far from assured.
An American is among 14 people who were killed in the attack in the Afghan capital.
The bus was in a relatively deserted area on the outskirts of Karachi en route to an Ismaili Shiite community center Wednesday.
April's deadly tremor left around 1 million Nepali students without classrooms. And today's magnitude-7.4 temblor has further shaken efforts to restore the country's education system.
A magnitude 7.3 quake hit hardest in remote mountain districts northeast of the capital of Nepal. At least 1,100 have been reported injured.
Coming off the migrant drowning disaster in the Mediterranean, the UN and some member nations have recently met to discuss the situation in Southeast Asia.
Four men were swiftly condemned to die for participating in the mob murder of a woman in Kabul. But for most Afghan women victims, justice is out of reach.
The men were part of a mob accused of beating the woman, known as Farkhunda, to death after she was wrongly accused of burning a Quran.
Nearly 800,000 foreign tourists visited Nepal last year. But with much of the country now in shambles, getting back to those numbers could take years.
The Ford Foundation joins a growing list of foreign non-profit organizations – including Mercy Corps and the Sierra Club – whose funds have been restricted by the Indian government.
In Afghanistan, 49 people, including 19 policemen, are on trial for the brutal mob killing of an Afghan woman.
Humanitarian officials say shelter is a more urgent priority at this point than food. The UN estimates that more than 130,000 houses were destroyed in the quake.
The head of the European Union delegation in Nepal said up to 1,000 Europeans were still unaccounted for, mostly around popular trekking routes.
The prosecutor's office announced the ruling Thursday on the ten militants who were accused of being involved in the shooting of Malala Yousafzai.
The Nepalese government was still struggling to fully assess the devastation wrought by Saturday's 7.8 magnitude quake that has killed over 5,200 people.
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