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Iran to name first woman ambassador since 1979: media

Iran to name first woman ambassador since 1979: media

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham is likely to be named ambassador to an Asian country

'Face up to reality', China urges Dalai Lama

'Face up to reality', China urges Dalai Lama

Govt white paper comes amid concerns in Beijing that it is losing international propaganda war on Tibet

Pakistani Christian boy dies five days after being set on fire

Pakistani Christian boy dies five days after being set on fire

Fourteen-year-old Nauman Masih targeted because of his faith

Indonesia protests beheading of maid in Saudi Arabia

Indonesia protests beheading of maid in Saudi Arabia

Monitors say condemned woman may have been mentally ill and that her family were not notified prior to the execution

Malaysia's Sedition Act amendments restrict freedom of expression: US

Malaysia's Sedition Act amendments restrict freedom of expression: US

US says controversial legislation could make sharing 'seditious material' on social media a crime

Showdown looms over Indonesia coal plant

Showdown looms over Indonesia coal plant

Construction on Central Java project could begin this month, but affected residents vow strong opposition

Philippines rebel chief dies of heart attack

Philippines rebel chief dies of heart attack

Death of Ustadz Ameril Umbra Kato will see demise of BIFF, military says

India rights body orders probe into killing of 20 men

India rights body orders probe into killing of 20 men

Police under suspicion of covering up slaying of innocent laborers

Campaigners welcome China release of five feminist activists

Campaigners welcome China release of five feminist activists

Women had been arrested preparing to distribute leaflets about sexual harassment on public transit

Detained Tibetan monk released pending trial

Detained Tibetan monk released pending trial

Jigme Gyatso had been accused of involvement in ‘activities to split the Motherland’

Cambodian authorities free opposition party members, land activists

Cambodian authorities free opposition party members, land activists

Release of prisoners follows political compromise between government, opposition

Former Filipino journalist shot dead

Former Filipino journalist shot dead

Melinda 'Mei' Magsino had previously been in hiding after receiving threats

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