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Japan's top court issues ruling to protect expectant mothers

Japan's top court issues ruling to protect expectant mothers

Employers can no longer demote pregnant women or deny their requests for lighter work

Eight Hazara Shias killed in Pakistan bus attack

Eight Hazara Shias killed in Pakistan bus attack

Sunni militant group believed responsible

China mass sentencing harkens back to Cultural Revolution

China mass sentencing harkens back to Cultural Revolution

Such theatrics are against the 'spirit' of rule of law, says newspaper

Australian lawmaker asks ICC to probe country's asylum policy

Australian lawmaker asks ICC to probe country's asylum policy

Says government's treatment of refugees amounts to 'crimes against humanity'

Iranians protest over acid attacks on women

Iranians protest over acid attacks on women

Demonstrators demand justice after four women were targeted for not wearing the veil

Child abuse rampant in Cambodia: report

Child abuse rampant in Cambodia: report

More than half of those surveyed said they'd experienced some form of violence

US suspect in transgender slaying transferred to Philippine base

US suspect in transgender slaying transferred to Philippine base

Marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton to be held in joint custody

No end in sight for Hong Kong protests after talks fail‎

No end in sight for Hong Kong protests after talks fail‎

Netizens mock government negotiators with cartoons

Three Christian clerics handed 6-years sentences in Iran

Three Christian clerics handed 6-years sentences in Iran

Rights group urges Tehran to free all those 'imprisoned for their faith'

South Korea scraps 'Christmas tree' tower hated by North

South Korea scraps 'Christmas tree' tower hated by North

Government says tower dismantled for 'safety' reasons

Women suffer appalling abuse in China's 'black jails'

Women suffer appalling abuse in China's 'black jails'

Eighty percent of those held in unofficial detention centers are female

Freed Vietnam dissident arrives in US, vows to fight on

Freed Vietnam dissident arrives in US, vows to fight on

Nguyen Van Hai released just weeks after US partly lifts ban on arms sales to Hanoi

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