History has been made in Taiwan, as the people elected their first female president. Tsai Ing-wen won with 56% of the vote and has promised the people “a government that can lead this country into the next generation.” [TIME]

After a deadly earthquake shook the country of Nepal nearly nine months ago, the government revealed plans of reconstruction of about 1 million homes and buildings. Nepal’s prime minister says the reconstruction will take years and cost billions of dollars. [ABC News]

Iran has freed four Iranian-American prisoners as a part of a prisoner swap with the United States. One of the prisoners released was Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian. About three other prisoners are still being held by the country. [BBC News]