Highlights From South Asia News: May 5, 2013


Bangladesh Building Collapse Toll Tops 600
By Farid Hossain
The death toll from the Bangladesh garment factory collapse has crossed 600. 142 others are reported as missing.
ABC News/Associated Press http://abcn.ws/17GzZbW

India and China Withdraw Troops From Himalayan Face Off
By Fayaz Bukhari and Satarupa Bhattacharjya
The three-week standoff over the presence of Chinese troops in the Indian region of Ladakh came to end as India and China withdrew troops from camps a few meters apart from the disputed territory.
Chicago Tribune/Reuters http://trib.in/13X9g8Q

Nepal pip USA to WC Qualifiers
Nepal has defeated the US to win a place in the world cup qualifiers in World Cricket League division 3 tournament in Bermuda.
Espncricinfo.com http://es.pn/13WUxL1

In Myanmar, Classrooms Provide Litmus Test of ChangeBy Lara Farrar
The Myanmar education system is highly flawed, mainly because of the long military rule. Today, advocates for education are trying to find ways to make education more effective.
From New York Times http://nyti.ms/11MjMhw

Heroin, Cash and Plastic Bags: America’s mess in Afghanistan
By Nile Bowie (@nilebowie)
The millions of dollars spend by the US has led to no development in Afghanistan. It has simply propelled a cycle of corruption and inefficiency, writes Nile Bowie.
From RT http://bit.ly/16alYoY

In Pakistan Town, men have spoken: No women vote
Not a single Pakistani woman voted in 564 voting stations out of 64,000 polling stations in the 2008 elections. Many women from these stations don’t plan on voting this year either- because of a decision made by their husband.
From Pantagraph/ AP http://bit.ly/13idvfm

Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, A Tsunami Torn Family Still Depends On The Sea
By Daniel Klein
A family destroyed by the Tsunami continues to love the sea.
Grist http://bit.ly/1055REQ


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