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Defense lawyer in Pakistan blasphemy case receives death threat

Defense lawyer in Pakistan blasphemy case receives death threat

Says men posing as IS gunmen threatened him for representing a professor accused under the controversial law

China, Vietnam among 'worst abusers' of Internet freedom

China, Vietnam among 'worst abusers' of Internet freedom

The two countries jail the highest number of netizens worldwide

India's Modi refuses to fire minister for attack on non-Hindus

India's Modi refuses to fire minister for attack on non-Hindus

In a speech on Monday, Niranjan Jyoti referred to members of minority religions as 'bastards'

On first 'Constitution Day', China blocks protests

On first 'Constitution Day', China blocks protests

Citizens attempting to demonstrate at Tiananmen Square stopped by police

Myanmar president gives go-ahead on religion and family planning draft law

Myanmar president gives go-ahead on religion and family planning draft law

Law would require citizens who want to change religions to seek bureaucratic permissions

Coal mines polluting half of South Kalimantan’s rivers, lakes

Coal mines polluting half of South Kalimantan’s rivers, lakes

Investigation points finger at unregulated coal mining, says Greenpeace

Cambodia officials stall planned UN meeting with Montagnards

Cambodia officials stall planned UN meeting with Montagnards

Fears remain that the Christian asylum seekers could be deported back to Vietnam

Inquiry clears Malaysia's UMNO in citizenship-for-votes scheme

Inquiry clears Malaysia's UMNO in citizenship-for-votes scheme

Distrust of the Muslim-led central government runs deep in Sabah, which has large numbers of Christians

Philippine city ravaged by Haiyan braces for another strong typhoon

Philippine city ravaged by Haiyan braces for another strong typhoon

Sixty percent chance Typhoon Hagupit will hit Samar and Leyte islands

Malaysia MP says police were wrong to disrupt church service

Malaysia MP says police were wrong to disrupt church service

Officers deny halting the prayer meeting

In Indonesia, a debate over a minimum age for marriage

In Indonesia, a debate over a minimum age for marriage

Top court hears arguments on marriage age; activists say 16 is too young for girls

Bangladesh court convicts British reporter of contempt

Bangladesh court convicts British reporter of contempt

Judges rule that David Bergman's blog 'hurt the feelings of the nation'

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