Massive flooding battering the island nation of Sri Lanka has been described as the worst natural disaster there since the 2004 tsunami, killing at least 27 people and inundating thousands of acres of vital rice fields.
Watch out Whole Foods. The Sri Lankan army, having triumphed in its long fight against the rebel Tamil Tigers, has now turned to selling vegetables to the country’s poor at reduced prices to help them through hard times.
Indian police and security forces have allegedly tortured hundreds of Kashmiris as WikiLeaked evidence shows the use of electrocution, beatings and sexual humiliation against detainees from 2005 to 2007.
An already fraught relationship between India and Pakistan got a bit more taut after a lapse of journalistic responsibility led several leading Pakistani papers to publish fabricated WikiLeaks cables that more resembled anti-Indian propaganda than diplomatic correspondence.
A deadly cyclone that made landfall in Bangladesh on Friday has displaced hundreds of thousands and killed at least 2,300 (updated), a number that is expected to rise because thousands remain missing and the true extent of the damage has not yet been determined.