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Indonesia bans sending maids to Middle East

Indonesia bans sending maids to Middle East

Cites recent executions as cause for new policy

Pakistan province passes bill to curb child labor

Pakistan province passes bill to curb child labor

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa bans children under age 12 from working, regulates teen employment

North Aceh’s new bylaw separates male, female students

North Aceh’s new bylaw separates male, female students

Drafters cite 'ethics' as need to ban social intercourse between the sexes

China orders Uyghur shops to stock alcohol, cigarettes

China orders Uyghur shops to stock alcohol, cigarettes

Stores, restaurants could face closure if they fail to comply

Five Thai officials, Myanmar man held over migrant deaths

Five Thai officials, Myanmar man held over migrant deaths

Officials discover five more graves thought to contain remains of migrants from Myanmar, Bangladesh

Australia urged to crack down on abuse of migrant labor

Australia urged to crack down on abuse of migrant labor

Migrants from Asia routinely paid meager salaries for backbreaking work

Iran bans 'devil worshipping' haircuts

Iran bans 'devil worshipping' haircuts

Tattoos, other male bodily adornments also under scrutiny

In China, riot breaks out after pork spotted in Halal bakery van

In China, riot breaks out after pork spotted in Halal bakery van

Muslims in China urge strick punishment, better overall standards

Philippine military confirms death of terrorist bomb maker

Philippine military confirms death of terrorist bomb maker

Million-dollar bounty led to infighting, say officials

Thailand trafficking death camp 'just the tip of the iceberg'

Thailand trafficking death camp 'just the tip of the iceberg'

Thousands of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis held in dozens of camps along Thai-Malaysian border, says activist

Fight to save Veloso from Indonesia's death row continues

Fight to save Veloso from Indonesia's death row continues

While many celebrate 11th hour reprieve, lawyers caution execution could yet take place

Mass grave of 'boatpeople' found in southern Thailand

Mass grave of 'boatpeople' found in southern Thailand

Remains of migrants believed to be from Myanmar and Bangladesh discovered in Songkhla province

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