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Vietnam releases activists with ties to religious groups

Vietnam releases activists with ties to religious groups

Pair were arrested in 2011 for 'attempting to overthrow the government'

August 4, 2015

Church opposes massive port project in southern Indian state

Church opposes massive port project in southern Indian state

Government agrees to talks after archbishop says plan will hurt fishing communities

August 3, 2015

Two years after Typhoon Haiyan, displaced remain in 'dire situation'

Two years after Typhoon Haiyan, displaced remain in 'dire situation'

Prominent UN and Church officials say Philippines' response has been inadequate

August 3, 2015

Thai surrogacy law shuts out foreigners

Thai surrogacy law shuts out foreigners

New rules come in wake of two high-profile scandals

August 3, 2015

Philippines group files complaint against government officials after church raid

Philippines group files complaint against government officials after church raid

'They brought us terror', say complainants after botched eviction

August 3, 2015

Monsoon season claims dozens of lives across South Asia

Monsoon season claims dozens of lives across South Asia

Caritas extends help in worst-hit areas as tens of thousands forced to flee

July 31, 2015

Activists from 28 countries address destructive impact of mining

Activists from 28 countries address destructive impact of mining

They advocate for a UN treaty that will let people sue mining corporations

July 31, 2015

Indigenous people in Bangladesh seek recognition of rights

Indigenous people in Bangladesh seek recognition of rights

Country recognizes religious diversity but denies ethnic pluralism, one observer says

July 31, 2015

Legal options to save Mary Jane Veloso's life 'very narrow'

Legal options to save Mary Jane Veloso's life 'very narrow'

Speed up investigation to clear name of Catholic woman on death row in Indonesia, advocates say

July 30, 2015

Church urges Pakistan to renew moratorium on death penalty

Church urges Pakistan to renew moratorium on death penalty

Call comes after eight convicts go to gallows in Punjab

July 30, 2015

Former Indian president recalled as man who respected all religions

Former Indian president recalled as man who respected all religions

Kalam was the father of India's space and military missile programs

July 30, 2015

Will Indian court ruling help 'reconversions' of dalit Christians?

Will Indian court ruling help 'reconversions' of dalit Christians?

Right-wing Hindu group promises 'mega' conversion

July 30, 2015

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