KATHMANDU, Nepal (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Nepal’s main inland trade route with China has been heavily damaged by the April 25 earthquake and trade has not taken place through this route since the disaster.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara who was based in Lithuania during World War II was said to have rescued 6,000 Jewish refugees through issuance of transit visas. The “Sugihara list,” a collection of documents related to him, will be submitted to Unesco’s Memory of the World Register, aiming for registration in 2017.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Starting April next year, the effective corporate tax in Japan will be lowered to below 30 per cent from the current 32.11 per cent.

PARIS (The Japan News/ANN) - Participants at the World Radiocommunication Conference failed to reach an agreement to allocate additional frequencies for fourth-generation (4G) mobile phones.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Yuzuru Hanyu skated flawlessly to score 216.07 points and finish with a total of 322.40 — both world records — to win the men’s title the NHK Trophy.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The guilty verdict received by former Aum Supreme Truth member Naoko Kikuchi was overturned by the Tokyo High Court due to perceived public sentiment. Aum carried out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Nakhon Khon Kaen, a city in northeastern Thailand has the dubious distinction of having the eighth biggest rubbish dump in the country.

YANGON (Eleven Myanmar/ANN) - Sithu Myat, a second-year maths undergrad, and Soe Hlaing from Monywa Technology University have been held since March this year.

YANGON (Eleven Myanmar/ANN) - The lawyer of poet Maung Saunghka said the verses in the poem in question are not appropriate for the current presiding female judge who is "young and single".

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thepchai Yong, editor-in-chief of the Nation Multimedia Group and president of the Confederation of Thai Journalists has been appointed vice president of the Confederation of Asean Journalists.