Highlights From South Asia News: May 11, 2013

Pakistan
Pakistan’s Sharif Declares Victory in Landmark Elections
Katharine Houreld (@khoureld) and Mehreen Zahra-Malik (@mehreenzahra) 
As election results are still pouring in, Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif made a jubilant speech are results pouring in show a clear lead for his party PML-N.
Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s Improbable Survivor Making Progress
By Tom Watkin’s and Farid Ahmed
Reshma Begum, a woman rescued from the ruins of the Bangladesh factory collapse 17 days after the collapse is making progress. Doctor’s say she is traumatized.
Afghanistan
U.S, Afghanistan Officials Discuss Security Pact
Senior Afghan and American officials met today to clear the details of the strategic partnership agreement that defines the future of US involvement in Afghanistan.
Huffington Post http://huff.to/17UcFri
India
US Working with India to Streamline Education Visa Process
More American students want to travel to India to study, but cannot do so because of difficult visa procedures. The US is now working with India to create a easier way for American students to get visas.
Economic Times http://bit.ly/10qdOk8
Myanmar
Tropical Cyclone Could Threaten Refugees in Myanmar
By Thomas Fuller (@thomasfullerNYT) 
A tropical cyclone coming from the Andaman sea is headed to the makeshift homes of refugees in Myanmar- who are victims of religious intolerance.
New York Times http://nyti.ms/10iJaND
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Frees Muslim Leader Held Under Anti- Terror Law
Azath Sally, a muslim leader arrested under the anti terrorism law was released after authorities revoked a 90 day detention ordered by President Mahindra Rajapakse.
Maldives
Maldives Home Minister Sacked Ahead of Key Vote
Home minister Mohamed Jameel was sacked shortly after he announced that he would be running for vice-president in the coming elections in September.
Nepal
Two Russians Missing in Langtang
Two Russian tourists trekking in Langtang have been missing for the past 2 days. The trekking route is known to be highly dangerous.

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