KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The seat of Gorkha empire that led to Nepal as we know it today was destroyed in 2015 earthquake. Reconstruction began two years ago, and it’s only a quarter complete

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Bishnu Poudel’s Baluwatar land deal has landed in controversy but leadership is maintaining silence

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The very notion of what constitutes beauty needs to be unpacked.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The state-owned carrier is losing millions of rupees

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - A senior female cop who had met Taiwanese musician Luo Ta-yu and requested to take a photograph together.

HCM CITY (Viet Nam News/ANN) - The biggest supermarket chains in HCM City have jumped on the no-waste bandwagon and started replacing plastic packaging with banana leaves.

QUANG NAM, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - The ancient city of Hoi An was recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site in 1999, and still preserves its cultural values as a busy trading port dating back 400 years. The city has been challenged by the tests of time to preserve both its tangible and intangible culture and heritage.

HCM CITY (Viet Nam News/ANN) - The ao dai  (Vietnamese traditional long dress) has long been an endless source of inspiration for fashion, poetry, music and movies, and now it is inspiring Vietnamese and Japanese artists to create a new design for the long dress.

HCM CITY (Viet Nam News/ANN) - The HCM City police started legal proceedings against two Taiwanese and a Vietnamese allegedly caught a week ago with more than a tonne of methamphetamine, the largest drug haul ever in the city.        

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu says the Malaysian government is considering using palm oil to buy military equipment from Russia in a barter trade.