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South Asia: Southern region of Asia
South Asia or Southern Asia is the southern region of Asia, which is defined in both geographical and ethno-cultural terms. The region consists of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Topographically, it is dominated by the Indian Plate and defined largely by the Indian Ocean on the south, and the Himalayas, Karakoram, and Pamir mountains on the north. The Amu Darya, which rises north of the Hindu Kush, forms part of the northwestern border. On land (clockwise), South Asia is bounded by Western Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.

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South Asia monsoon: More than 130 people killed in Nepal floods [Video]

South Asia monsoon: More than 130 people killed in Nepal floods

The monsoon season in Nepal started last month, then took a turn for the worse on Sunday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published
India coronavirus infections top one million [Video]

India coronavirus infections top one million

India saw record cases on Friday, as Red Cross warned the virus was spreading at 'an alarming rate' across South Asia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published
Nepal needs to be careful of China's tactics: Central Tibetan Administration [Video]

Nepal needs to be careful of China's tactics: Central Tibetan Administration

Lobsang Sangay, the President of Central Tibetan Administration has warned Nepal to be careful from China's tactic of elite co-optation. He made this statement over the question asked on the recent..

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South Asia faces a remittances crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

South Asia faces a remittances crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus lockdowns cost millions of migrant workers their jobs, halting billions in remittances they sent home.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published
Pandemic spreading faster in Americas, south Asia, Middle East - WHO [Video]

Pandemic spreading faster in Americas, south Asia, Middle East - WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday's 150,000 new cases the highest in a single day and nearly half of those in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published
India exercises its right of reply in response to statement by Pakistan at UNHRC [Video]

India exercises its right of reply in response to statement by Pakistan at UNHRC

India exercised its right of reply in response to statement made by Pakistan, at 43rd session of UN Human Rights Council. Senthil Kumar, First Secretary at Permanent Mission of India, Geneva said that..

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