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Closure of schools for indigenous children sparks protests

Closure of schools for indigenous children sparks protests

Advocates allege collusion between Philippine government and military

Myanmar passes interfaith marriage law

Myanmar passes interfaith marriage law

Parliament imposes restrictions that 'discriminates against ethnic people'

Monks feed fasting Muslims over Ramadan

Monks feed fasting Muslims over Ramadan

Buddhists distribute food packs to hundreds of poor people

Thailand releases 14 student activists

Thailand releases 14 student activists

Court rejects further detention order, sedition charges remain

Armed men force Hindus to flee homes in northern Bangladesh

Armed men force Hindus to flee homes in northern Bangladesh

At least 10 injured in 'land grab attack by supporters of MP'

Threats to religious freedoms continue in Indonesia, rights groups warn

Threats to religious freedoms continue in Indonesia, rights groups warn

Activists cite recent closures of churches, persecution of Ahmadis, Shiites

Indonesian cops 'too scared' to fight religious hard-liners

Indonesian cops 'too scared' to fight religious hard-liners

Plans for new regulations to protect officers tackling hate speech complaints

Dozens arrested in West Papua

Dozens arrested in West Papua

Group detained after attempting to hold ceremony following appointment of independence group

Rough seas halt Philippine search for ferry disaster victims

Rough seas halt Philippine search for ferry disaster victims

At least 40 dead and 20 still missing, officials say

Indian women laud court verdict against rape mediation

Indian women laud court verdict against rape mediation

Ruling instructs lower courts to disallow attempts by rapists to negotiate marriage or other forms of settlement

Student arrests a sign Myanmar is backsliding on rights

Student arrests a sign Myanmar is backsliding on rights

Civil society groups say situation will deteriorate after national elections later this year

Court overturns death sentences in mob killing of Afghan woman: judge

Court overturns death sentences in mob killing of Afghan woman: judge

The 27-year-old was savagely beaten and her body set ablaze after she was falsely accused of blasphemy

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