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In Sri Lanka, 'fear and insecurity' for journalists, activists

In Sri Lanka, 'fear and insecurity' for journalists, activists

Intimidation, attacks by masked 'thugs' threaten freedom of expression

Clashes in HK as backlash builds against protests

Clashes in HK as backlash builds against protests

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying refuses to step down

Gunmen kill tribal leader in southern Philippines

Gunmen kill tribal leader in southern Philippines

Timuay Lencio Arig was active campaigner for indigenous peoples' rights

Bangladesh accused of muzzling dissent following polls

Bangladesh accused of muzzling dissent following polls

Prime Minister Hasina targets critics with the backing of the courts and military

Two Dalit women appointed as Hindu priests

Two Dalit women appointed as Hindu priests

Pair believed to be first lower caste women admitted to priesthood

Catholic dissident freed after years in Vietnam prison

Catholic dissident freed after years in Vietnam prison

Dau Van Duong vows to continue protesting against government 'wrongdoings'

Dalai Lama in 'informal' talks to make return to Tibet

Dalai Lama in 'informal' talks to make return to Tibet

Tibetan spiritual leader has 'made clear' his desire to undertake a pilgrimage to his homeland

Philippine activists start 1,000-km march against global warming

Philippine activists start 1,000-km march against global warming

Advocates seek to 'galvanize public action' to force change

Cambodia's elderly receive inadequate support

Cambodia's elderly receive inadequate support

Just five percent receive pensions, many forced to work after retirement

City Harvest Church finance manager breaks down in trial of Pastor Kong Hee

City Harvest Church finance manager breaks down in trial of Pastor Kong Hee

The Singapore pastor faces charges of misusing funds to further his wife's music career

Parolin dismisses 'clash of civilizations' rhetoric on IS at UN General Assembly

Parolin dismisses 'clash of civilizations' rhetoric on IS at UN General Assembly

The Vatican secretary of state said such talk produces xenophobic reactions that reinforce 'sentiments at the heart of terrorism itself'

Nauru aid worker condemns Australia over treatment of asylum seekers

Nauru aid worker condemns Australia over treatment of asylum seekers

Says sexual abuse, suicide attempts increased after resettlement deal with Cambodia

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