Floods, landslides kill at least 43 people in Nepal
At least 43 people have died and another 30 are missing after three days of heavy rainfall triggered landslides and flash floods in Nepal, police said on Wednesday.
Philippines to review thousands of drugs war killings, if time - justice minister
The Philippines Department of Justice (DOJ) will review thousands of killings in the government's bloody war on drugs, its chief said on Wednesday, after releasing details of a first batch of cases that it said pointed to abuse by police.
Singapore charges two people for corrupt marine fuel trading practices
Singapore authorities have charged two individuals in court for alleged corruption in relation to the trade and supply of marine fuels, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said in a statement.
Passenger bus destroyed by explosion in Damascus, Syrian state TV reports
A passenger bus was destroyed in an explosion in Damascus, Syrian state TV reported on Wednesday, without indicating if there were casualties.
Costa Rica congress approves legalization of marijuana for medicinal use
Costa Rica's Congress on Tuesday approved the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes, despite opposition from conservative groups and President Carlos Alvarado who still needs to put his stamp of approval on the law.