THOUSANDS of people from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey gathered yesterday on the shores of Gallipoli for dawn services commemorating the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.
A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 906 people across four countries as the violently shaking earth toppled houses, levelled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mount Everest.
Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison ahead of the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, although an official 72-hour notice of execution has not been given yet.
The presumed captain of a migrant boat that sank off Libya with the loss of more than 700 lives has appeared before an Italian judge after prosecutors asked he be charged with homicide and people-trafficking.
Thailand's military government has held reconciliation talks with the leaders of the Puea Thai party it toppled from power nearly a year ago, along with other politicians, academics and student activists.
The Hong Kong government has published a long-awaited electoral blueprint for selecting the city's next leader, a plan enshrining China's desire for a tightly controlled poll that has angered activists and stoked talk of fresh protests.
Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has welcomed Saudi Arabia's declared end to air strikes against his Houthi militia allies and called for the renewal of political dialogue to guide the country out of turmoil.