An Australian court’s gag order is no match for the Internet, as word gets out about prominent cardinal’s conviction – The Washington Post

An Australian court’s gag order and the forces of the Information Age collided on Thursday in a largely futile effort to keep news about the conviction of a high-ranking Vatican official from reaching readers. While some U.S. and British news organizations, including the New York Times, did not report on …

Himalayan nation Nepal gets first modern train tracks

JANAKPUR, Nepal (AP) — The competition between two Asian giants, India and China, for influence over tiny Nepal is yielding a bonanza in the form of the Himalayan mountain nation’s first modern railway — and possibly more to come. New shiny rails connecting the 34 kilometers (21 miles) between Janakpur …