Thousands are homeless after a big fire in Bangladesh

About 3000 families (10,000 people) in Bangladesh have been left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the capital city of Dhaka.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Asia

Nepal will impose new rules for Everest climbers

Nepal issued 381 permits for Everest for this year's climbing season. Eleven climbers were killed or went missing on the 8,850-meter mountain in May - nine on the Nepali side and two on the Tibetan side.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia