Highlights From South Asia News: May 1, 2013

Myanmar
One Dead After Fresh Myanmar Riots
Religious violence escalated in central Myanmar leaving one dead. Villagers from the Sakan village say a mob of 200-300 destroyed their mosque too.
From Channel News Asia/ AFP http://bit.ly/159Cbez

Nepal
Truce Reached Among Fighting Climbers In Everest
By Binaj Gurubacharya
Although a truce has been reached between 3 foreigners and Nepali Sherpas involved in a fistfight, two foreigners have returned to Kathmandu.
From The Miami Herald http://hrld.us/12VlONY
Pakistan
Pakistan- US Alliance Takes Hits on Campaign Trial
By Sebastian Abbot
Candidates are boasting anti-America rhetoric in campaign speeches this year.
From ABC News/ Associated Press http://abcn.ws/ZmDbnD
Afghanistan
Afghanistan Roadside Bomb Kills Three British Soldiers
A roadside bomb in Helmand province killed three British Soldiers in a heavily armored vehicle. Six others were injured.
From BBC News http://bbc.in/15ZN7eb

India
Send Sarabjit Singh To A Third Country For Protection, India Tells Pakistan
As Sarabjit Singh slipped into a coma and amid mounting pressure, India requested Pakistan to immediately release the death row convict humanitarian and sympathetic grounds and proposed sending him  to a third country for proper medical treatment.
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/10sxnb2

Opinion
No food, Lots Of Beer
By Jean Druze
From The Hindustan Times http://bit.ly/ZzQAw8

Bangladesh
EU Trade Action After Building Collapse In Bangladesh
The warning from the European Union is the latest sign that governments and retailers are turning up the heat on Bangladesh over the high risk environment created by the country’s ultra-low wages and lack of safety regulations.
By Charles Riley (@CRrileyCNN)
From CNN Money http://cnnmon.ie/159GW7L


Maldives
Drug Court Sends Addicts To Jail After Detox Centers Reach Capacity
With government detox facilities at capacity the Drug Court is sending addicts to jail in the interim, prompting the Maldives’ National Drug Agency to call on private businesses and NGOs to fill the gap.
From Minivan News http://bit.ly/15ZSZUC


Sri Lanka
Column
Free Press Under Seige In Sri Lanka
By Polly Truscott
From The Independent http://ind.pn/18pzRft
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