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Nepalese resident Sangita Mahat, center, directs police as they retrieve the body of her relative Prasamsah, 14, during rescue efforts in Balaju in Kathmandu, April 27, 2015.

Multimedia Aid Begins to Arrive in Nepal After Deadly Quake

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Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left, and Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, second from left, attend a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, third from right, and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, not visible, in New York, April 27, 2015.

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FILE - A group of Taliban fighters are seen in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, April 18, 2015.

Afghan President Consults NATO General on Taliban Attacks

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, tours the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, with Edwin Schlossberg, left, and Caroline Kennedy, background center, Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Japanese PM’s Visit to US Highlights Evolving Security, Economic Ties

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Todung Mulya Lubis, lawyer for two Australians facing death penalty, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, speaks to reporters at Wijayapura port in Cilacap,  Central Java island, Indonesia, April 27, 2015.

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April 26, 2015 7:38 PM
Death toll continues to rise as residents of Nepal's capital are seeking refuge outside Sunday night, fearful of further aftershocks after a massive earthquake rocked much of the country a day earlier, killing at least 2,400 people.
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Video Nepal Earthquake

Death toll continues to rise as residents of Nepal's capital are seeking refuge outside Sunday night, fearful of further aftershocks after a massive earthquake rocked much of the country a day earlier, killing at least 2,400 people.
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Video Major Quake Strikes Nepal

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake and dozens of powerful aftershocks struck Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,100 people and leaving parts of the capital in ruins. Here are some images of the devastation.
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Video Abe Visit Hails New Phase in US-Japan Relations

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan begins a visit to Washington next week that U.S. officials say signals a new phase in the decades-old trans-Pacific alliance. Talks between Abe and U.S. leaders will focus on trade and defense in the face of China’s rising influence in the region. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video Japan, China in Race for Asia High-Speed Rail Projects

A lucrative competition is underway in Asia for billions of dollars in high-speed rail projects. Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia Thailand and Vietnam are among the countries planning to move onto the fast track. They are negotiating with Japan and the upstart Chinese who are locked in a duel to revolutionize transportation across Asia. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman in Bangkok has details.
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Video Afghan First Lady Pledges No Roll Back on Women's Rights

Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani, named one of Time's 100 Most Influential, says women should take part in talks with Taliban. VOA's Rokhsar Azamee has more from Kabul.
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Video CPJ Names 10 Most Restrictive Nations for Media

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Video Fast Track Trade Bill Opens Economic, Political Divisions

U.S. lawmakers agreed on draft legislation this week to give the White House “fast track” authority to negotiate a free trade deal with Pacific nations. If approved, the bill gives lawmakers the authority to set trade objectives, but limits their ability to make changes once agreement is reached. Trade officials say the bill would help President Barack Obama realize his so called “Asia pivot,” but as Mil Arcega reports, it also sets the stage for economic and political divisions at home.
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Video Economy Leads Agenda on Chinese Leader's Pakistan Trip

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Video Are Energy Needs Putting Thailand's Natural Beauty at Risk?

Thailand's appetite for more electricity has led to the construction of new dams along the Mekong River to the north and new coal plants near the country's famous beaches in the south. A proposed coal plant in a so-called "green zone" has touched off a debate. VOA's Steve Sandford reports.
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Video Malaysia's Tough New Anti-Terror Laws Raise Worries

A new anti-terrorism law in Malaysia is set to revive indefinite detention without charges or trial. It has also toughened up the country’s controversial Sedition Act. The government says the measures are vital to maintaining stability and security. But critics, including Malaysia’s political opposition, civil rights watchdogs and the United Nations, worry the laws will be used to silence dissent. Mahi Ramakrishnan reports from Kuala Lumpur.
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Video Mumbai Baker Has Success With Macaroons With Indian Twist

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Video China Infrastructure Bank - World Bank Rival or Partner?

Iran has just joined 34 other countries to become the newest member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The new development bank, launched late last year by the People’s Republic of China, aims to provide multilateral financing for infrastructure projects in Asia. With its membership growing, the bank is seen by some as a rival to the western-led World Bank and a means for Beijing to flex its economic muscle. But, as Mil Arcega reports, Washington may be partly to blame for that.

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