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Malaysia’s palm oil industry criticized over child labor

Malaysia’s palm oil industry criticized over child labor

Electronics and garment sectors cited for use of forced labor

Sri Lankan man dies at Japan immigration center

Sri Lankan man dies at Japan immigration center

Rights monitors accuse guards of ignoring pleas for help

Islamic preacher accused of blasphemy in Pakistan

Islamic preacher accused of blasphemy in Pakistan

Latest uproar targets prominent former rock star's comments about one of Muhammad's wives

WHO issues warning as China says nearly 500,000 living with HIV

WHO issues warning as China says nearly 500,000 living with HIV

In some cases, doctors refuse to treat patients if they disapprove of the person's sexual orientation

Australia accused of 'secrecy' over Sri Lankan asylum-seekers

Australia accused of 'secrecy' over Sri Lankan asylum-seekers

Boat carrying more than three dozen refugees turned back at sea

Vietnam arrests anti-China blogger for posting 'bad content'

Vietnam arrests anti-China blogger for posting 'bad content'

The authoritative regime is currently holding at least 34 bloggers in prison

China jails Tibetan singer for belting out patriotic tunes

China jails Tibetan singer for belting out patriotic tunes

Authorities continue to crack down on public assertions of Tibetan national and cultural identity

UN seeks to intervene in case of Christian Montagnards

UN seeks to intervene in case of Christian Montagnards

As many as 16 have fled to Cambodia in recent weeks

US pair acquitted over daughter's death 'banned from leaving Qatar'

US pair acquitted over daughter's death 'banned from leaving Qatar'

Matthew and Grace Huang were detained for almost two years for parental neglect

Japanese newspaper retracts use of 'sex slave' term

Japanese newspaper retracts use of 'sex slave' term

Conservatives increasingly demand the country's WWII record be re-evaluated more sympathetically

Thailand's parliament votes to ban commercial surrogacy

Thailand's parliament votes to ban commercial surrogacy

Unknown number of foreign couples left in limbo after entering into surrogacy agreements in the kingdom

Political activists stand trial in China dissent crackdown

Political activists stand trial in China dissent crackdown

Guo Feixong and Sun Desheng face possible five year prison terms over censorship protests

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