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  • Candlelit vigil supports Nepalese
    A candlelit vigil is held in Edinburgh to show support for the people of Nepal.
    BBC News.  Sat, 02 May 2015 17:56:50 GMT.
  • Hints of Normalcy in Katmandu, but Rebuilding Lies Ahead
    A week after a severe earthquake struck Nepal, a growing number of its capital’s millions of residents were packing up their tents, checking out of hospitals and preparing for the workweek.
    Gardiner Harris.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 02 May 2015 16:20:47 GMT.
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  • Nepal: the families still waiting for help
    Remote villages running out of food after Nepal quake.
    BBC News.  Sat, 02 May 2015 13:42:34 GMT.
  • Family says they believe Canadian couple died in Nepal earthquake
    The family of a St. Albert, Alta., couple missing since last Saturday in Nepal believes that Bruce and Kathy Macmillan died in the devastating earthquake while hiking. Nepalese authorities could take weeks to confirm the deaths.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 2 May 2015 13:19:18 EDT.
  • Kerry Says U.S. Wants to Renew Ties With Sri Lanka
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday the United States wanted to renew ties with Sri Lanka and announced the start of an annual bilateral dialogue after years of tensions with the island nation's former government.
    Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 02 May 2015 07:52:29 GMT.
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  • US Promotes Economic Integration in South Asia
    Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is backing economic integration among countries in South and Southeast Asia, as a way to strengthen local economies. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 02 May 2015 06:40:24 -0400.
  • Kerry Travels to Sri Lanka to Cheer on Democratic Reforms
    John Kerry is making the first visit to Sri Lanka by a U.S. secretary of state in a decade, seizing a rare opportunity to champion democratic reform and to tighten ties at a strategic crossroads in the vast Indian Ocean. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 02 May 2015 06:40:23 -0400.
  • Mass 'migrant prison camp' grave found in Thailand
    Authorities in Thailand uncovered a mass grave in an abandoned jungle camp May 1 believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, a grisly find in a region notorious for people-smuggling routes
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 01 May 2015 15:46:00 +0200.
  • Help Nepal: Head To A Coworking Space On May 6
    A number of coworking spaces ? from Brooklyn and Barcelona to Seattle and Stuttgart, have joined forces to host ?Coworking for Nepal,? a one-day charity event to support relief efforts in the aftermath of the recent earthquake. ...
    By Tanya Mohn.  Forbes.  Fri, 1 May 2015 15:32:00 GMT.
  • Nepal: Buried alive by poverty
    Prime minister Sushil Koirala has said earthquake fatalities could more than double to 10 000, another blow to one of Asia's poorest countries.
    Mail & Guardian.  Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200.
India map, showing New Delhi, the Indian capital, and other Indian cities, as well as neighboring states in southern Asia
Bangladesh map, showing Dhaka, its capital city, as well as adjoining areas of south Asia

Facts About South Asian States

The nations of South Asia include the populous countries of India and Bangladesh as well as Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.  More news and information about selected South Asian nations is available at the official government websites listed below.

The Republic of India's capital city is New Delhi, and its currency is the Indian Rupee.  Hindi and English are the primary languages used in India, and in 2007, India's estimated population was 1,129,866,000.

The People's Republic of Bangladesh's capital city is Dhaka, and its currency is the Taka.  The country's primary language is Bengali, and in 2007, the estimated population of Bangladesh was 150,448,000.

The Kingdom of Bhutan's capital city is Thimbu, and its national currency is the Ngultrum.  The Kingdom's primary language is Dzongkha, and in 2007, its estimated population was 2,328,000.

The Republic of Maldives' capital city is Male, and its national currency is the Rufiyaa.  Dhivehi is the primary language of Maldives, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 369,000.

The Kingdom of Nepal's capital city is Kathmandu, and its currency is the Nepalese Rupee.  Nepal's primary language is Nepali, and in 2007, its estimated population was 28,902,000.

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka's capital city is Colombo, and its national currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee.  The primary languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil, and in 2007, the country's population was estimated at 20,926,000.

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