News Highlights From South Asia: June 18, 2013

Nepal
18 Killed, 14 Missing in Floods, Landslides
As a heavy rainfall lashed the country for the past 3 days, 18 people in Western Nepal have died as a result of landslides.
From Republica http://bit.ly/18YD6A1

Pakistan
Outrage as Pakistan’s Mount Veron is Destroyed by Militants
By Wajahat S Khan
One of Pakistan’s most revered architectural landmarks- the resting place of Pakistan’s founding father has been destroyed by militants causing outrage.
From NBC News http://nbcnews.to/10vNXOe

India
Especially Grim Encephalitis Toll Feared in India
The mosquito bourne disease has hit northern India, and officials fear it could be the deadliest outbreak in nearly a decade.
From USA Today http://usat.ly/13RPJHU

Sri Lanka
Familiar Tale of Resurgence
From Sreedutta Chidananda
Although Sri Lanka began meekly in the Champions Cup, it is now back on the path of resurgence after defeating Australia.
From The Hindu http://bit.ly/19hrKnp

Afghanistan
Editorial
Peace Talks A Fragile State in Afghanistan
From Washington Post http://wapo.st/14hNP1Y

Myanmar
UN Concerned Over 14,000 Displaced in Myanmar
Around 14,000 people have been displaced from the Rakhine state of Myanmar.
From The Nation http://bit.ly/19hsSY9

Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, A Year of Living Dangerously
By Zia Hassan
Hassan explores the Bangladesh War Crime Tribunal that has re-opened wounds of the past.
From The Hindu http://bit.ly/16HyEBm

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