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'Unprecedented' number of royal slur cases after Thai coup

'Unprecedented' number of royal slur cases after Thai coup

Fourteen cases of lese majeste initiated since the military takeover, says Amnesty International

Phnom Penh's homeless rounded up, detained in squalid conditions

Phnom Penh's homeless rounded up, detained in squalid conditions

1-year-old child among those held at notorious facility

Gunmen kill Sunni cleric in Karachi

Gunmen kill Sunni cleric in Karachi

Police say fatal attack part of conspiracy to instigate sectarian violence

Aid group could return to Rakhine state this month, health official says

Aid group could return to Rakhine state this month, health official says

Local Buddhists still remain suspicious of MSF

Aquino submits crucial law to further peace process in Mindanao

Aquino submits crucial law to further peace process in Mindanao

Proposed legislation a key step in introducing self-governance in conflict-ridden region

Catholics on Ukrainian border facing serious hardships

Catholics on Ukrainian border facing serious hardships

Diocese of 3,000 faithful forced to split when Russia annexed the Crimea in March

Philippine photojournalists decry measure to curtail media freedom

Philippine photojournalists decry measure to curtail media freedom

Critics fear draconian effects of revised 'anti-selfie' privacy bill

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders shave heads in protest

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders shave heads in protest

China announced last week that candidates for the city's next leader would be vetted by a pro-Beijing committee

Philippines orders Islamic cleric deported

Philippines orders Islamic cleric deported

Jamaica-born scholar seen as threat to public security

Australia rejects UN criticism of its policies on asylum seekers

Australia rejects UN criticism of its policies on asylum seekers

Deterrence tactics labeled 'cruel and unlawful'

Pakistan shrine attack kills three including army officer

Pakistan shrine attack kills three including army officer

Sufi holy sites increasingly under attack from Sunni extremists

Migrant children's education at risk in Thailand

Migrant children's education at risk in Thailand

Large influx of foreign students forcing government to reconsider free education policy

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