Highlights From South Asia News: May 29, 2013

Nepal
Legendary Climbers Honored as Nepal Celebrates the 60thAnniversary of the Conquest of Everest
In May 29, 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to climb Mount Everest. Their grandchildren laid garlands on their statues today.
From Daily Mail http://dailym.ai/118M70D
Bangladesh
In Bangladesh Factory Aftermath, US and European Firms Take Different Paths
By Sara Miller Llana
US companies have been slower to respond than European companies. Llana examines why.
From CSMonitor http://bit.ly/15ke8W4
India
India, Japan to Join Hands to Break China’s ‘String of Pearls’
By Diwakar
India and Japan vowed to work together to create stability in the Asia Pacific region.
From Times of India http://bit.ly/10JfWVm
Myanmar
Myanmar Struggles to Put Down Buddhist Attack on Muslims
By Thomas Fuller
Security forces are facing a hard time containing the latest string of religious violence in Myanamar. Buddhist mobs set fire to a mosque, muslim shops and schools on Wednesday.
From New York Times http://nyti.ms/18wDche
Sri Lanka
Yingluck off to Sri Lanka Friday
Thailand’s Primeminister is visiting Sri Lanka and the Maladives. The visit is meant to increase cooperation in tourism, and science and technology.
From Bangkok Post http://bit.ly/1aBLZuP
Afghanistan
Suicide Bombers Attack a Red Cross Compound in Eastern Afghanistan
By Azam Ahmed
One employee was injured in the bomb attack. 7 others were evacuated safely.
From New York Times http://nyti.ms/148Ha8N
Pakistan
Taliban Commander Reported Dead in US Drone Strike in Pakistan
By Tim Craig and Haq Nawaz Khan
The Taliban’s commander number 2 was killed in a drone attack, suspected to have been carried out by the US.
From Washington Post http://wapo.st/113IkQY

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