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Kidnapped Indian Jesuit priest released in Afghanistan

Kidnapped Indian Jesuit priest released in Afghanistan

Fr Alexis Prem Kumar back home after eight months in captivity

Thai pair jailed for more than two years for royal slur in play

Thai pair jailed for more than two years for royal slur in play

Student, activist latest to be imprisoned under the Kingdom's controversial lese majeste law

Canberra silent on Sri Lanka abuses in 'boat people' deal: report

Canberra silent on Sri Lanka abuses in 'boat people' deal: report

Rajapaksa agreed to prevent asylum-seeker boats from leaving for Australia if Canberra kept quiet about alleged abuses

Ethnic Koreans rally in Japan for education subsidies

Ethnic Koreans rally in Japan for education subsidies

Students calls for return of Japanese state subsidies for schools funded by a pro-Pyongyang group

Fears over 84-day detention without charge under new Thai bill

Fears over 84-day detention without charge under new Thai bill

Unclear wording of amendment could see law applied against civilian suspects in cases deemed an emergency

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners

New legislation unanimously approved by the country's junta-picked parliament

Land disputes increase drastically in Cambodia: report

Land disputes increase drastically in Cambodia: report

Number of families newly affected by land conflicts last year was three times that of 2013, according to Licadho

Aid groups urge ceasefire to allow evacuations in Myanmar

Aid groups urge ceasefire to allow evacuations in Myanmar

Tens of thousands have already fled Kokang in northeastern Shan state

Sentencing of five Lao Christians draws criticism

Sentencing of five Lao Christians draws criticism

Defendants given nine months in prison for 'being illegal doctors' after they prayed for a dying woman

Study finds high incidence of depression, PTSD among trafficking survivors

Study finds high incidence of depression, PTSD among trafficking survivors

Traumatic conditions endured by trafficking victims in Southeast Asia inflict immense psychological toll

War crimes court sentences Jamaat leader to death in Dhaka

War crimes court sentences Jamaat leader to death in Dhaka

Verdict stokes fears of more violence in the midst of the country's current political stalemate

Civilians recount fierce attack on Myanmar aid convoy

Civilians recount fierce attack on Myanmar aid convoy

Aid vehicles were marked with Red Cross flags

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