Nepal Sunday adopted a new constitution aimed at bolstering its transformation to a peaceful democracy after decades of political instability and a long civil war, even as protests raged over its terms.
Nepal's parliament passed a new national constitution on Wednesday, weeks after political leaders reached a historic agreement to create a federal state following an earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people.
An archaeological dig in Greece has discovered a 10-room palace from the 17th-16th century BC at a site of ancient ruins near Sparta. The Ministry of Culture said the palace dates back to the Mycenaean Age and the site revealed a host of artifacts.
Nepal police shot dead a protester as fresh clashes erupted in the country's southern plains Tuesday, a day after an 18-month-old boy and seven officers died during demonstrations against a new constitution.
Nepal police on Monday arrested dozens of people protesting against a proposed new constitution after they attacked vehicles and forced shops to close on the second day of a nationwide strike.
Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and other political leaders appealed for calm Tuesday as anger flared over the police killing of two demonstrators during a protest against a new constitution.
Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuries of inequality.
Nestled in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in Bangladesh's Bay of Bengal lies the Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest forests in the world.
It is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, whose numbers are in steep decline.
Scampering around in the trees from Nepal to northern Myanmar is an animal that is so cute, it looks like a creature from a child's dream. Perhaps it is, but it's also actually real.
Red pandas can also be found in the mountains of southwestern China.