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Iran charges woman over alleged 10-marriage con trick

Iran charges woman over alleged 10-marriage con trick

The 20-year-old stands accused of exploiting sharia law to collect multiple 'on demand' dowry settlements

India arrests after rape suspect's lynching rise to 42

India arrests after rape suspect's lynching rise to 42

Country has seen an outpouring of anger over violence against women since the fatal 2012 gang-rape of a Delhi student

Myanmar defends rally crackdown as police arrest more protesters

Myanmar defends rally crackdown as police arrest more protesters

Public angry over government's use of hired 'thugs'

Australia protests Indonesia's treatment of death row men

Australia protests Indonesia's treatment of death row men

Canberra outraged that police took selfies with the condemned inmates on board a transport plane

Homeless Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh face hard times

Homeless Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh face hard times

A month after eviction, thousands who were uprooted to make way for tourism are yet to receive aid

Shan state conflict reaches Catholic parish

Shan state conflict reaches Catholic parish

Church attacked, priests questioned, staffers detained in Myanmar

Activists beaten, arrested at Myanmar rally

Activists beaten, arrested at Myanmar rally

Police, men in civilian clothes attack demonstrators with batons, according to witnesses

Worshippers throw themselves into Taiwan harbor for good luck

Worshippers throw themselves into Taiwan harbor for good luck

Taoist devotees take part in annual festival to 'cleanse' the Yehliu port

Indonesia rejects prisoner swap to save death row Australians

Indonesia rejects prisoner swap to save death row Australians

Executions of those 'who have poisoned our nation' will go ahead, says Attorney-General Prasetyo

Delhi rape victim's father urges viewing of documentary

Delhi rape victim's father urges viewing of documentary

Says film shows 'the bitter truth' about the dangers faced by women in India

Shaolin Temple criticized over plans for $300m complex in Australia

Shaolin Temple criticized over plans for $300m complex in Australia

First Shaolin temple outside of China will feature a luxury hotel

Singapore blogger fined for contempt of court

Singapore blogger fined for contempt of court

Prominent dissident Alex Au guilty of 'scandalizing' the city-state's judiciary in an online commentary

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