Asia Bibi's blasphemy conviction is symbolic and highly charged. But there's an unofficial moratorium on the death penalty in Pakistan with only one carried out since 2008. She also has several paths of appeal.
Avalanches and landslides in Nepal's Himalaya mountain range have been blamed on extreme weather during the peak trekking season. Glaciers are shrinking as a result of what scientists say is man-made global warming.
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education advocate shot by the Taliban, is the co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. In Pakistan, TV coverage quickly shifted to domestic politics, and conspiracy theories abounded.
A few hundred Kashmiri rebels in Pakistan have moved back to India-controlled Kashmir under a government rehabilitation program that hasn't panned out as they hoped. Cross-border shelling between India and Pakistan continues today.
Indian and Pakistani soldiers traded fire over the disputed Kashmir border, killing nine and causing thousands to flee. The altercation comes just months after outreach from Indian Prime Minister Modi sparked hopes of a detente.
Well-connected elites are used to preferential treatment. After passengers on a delayed Pakistan International Airlines flight pushed back last month, tolerance for the so-called 'VIP culture' may be waning.
Prime Minister Modi required bureaucrats to clean toilets and sweep today, the national holiday for Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. Poor sanitation causes India to lose 6.4 percent of GDP, the World Bank estimates.
India brought its spacecraft Mangalyaan into Mars' orbit today, the first Asian nation to do so. Its mission cost less than the budget for "Gravity," a 2013 Hollywood blockbuster, thanks in part to a lighter craft that kept down fuel costs.
Volunteers from across India are traveling to the Kashmir Valley to join flood relief efforts. But they are finding a big difference between the official relief efforts shown on television, and what's happening on the ground.