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Pakistani rape victim dies after self-immolating

Pakistani rape victim dies after self-immolating

Teen student was frustrated with police investigation

Philippine president's Typhoon Haiyan apology falls flat

Philippine president's Typhoon Haiyan apology falls flat

Critics say Aquino needs to come up with actions not words

Pastor jailed in Iran is shackled and refused treatment

Pastor jailed in Iran is shackled and refused treatment

Advocates say he urgently needs surgery after repeated beatings

Ukraine Catholics fear new wave of Russian oppression

Ukraine Catholics fear new wave of Russian oppression

Concerns that Eastern-rite Catholic Church may be outlawed again

Korean unification is getting closer, says analyst

Korean unification is getting closer, says analyst

Consultant claims that South Korea's leaders expect it soon

Tobacco firm lambasted for ads aimed squarely at youth

Tobacco firm lambasted for ads aimed squarely at youth

Activist says 'Be Marlboro' campaign threatens the health of millions

Malaysia's stuttering economy blamed for rise in ethnic tensions

Malaysia's stuttering economy blamed for rise in ethnic tensions

Resentment over preference for ethnic Malays is starting to boil

Bangladesh garment factories fail safety tests

Bangladesh garment factories fail safety tests

Absymal results after first round of international standard inspections

Maoist ambush kills 16 in central India

Maoist ambush kills 16 in central India

Chhattisgarh attack aimed at 'sowing fear ahead of polls'

New Iraqi law would allow girls to be married aged nine

New Iraqi law would allow girls to be married aged nine

Human Rights Watch says law would also legitimize marital rape

Sri Lankan executioner runs away after seeing gallows

Sri Lankan executioner runs away after seeing gallows

Officials say they will have to seek new recruit

Three years on, Japan is still stunned by disaster

Three years on, Japan is still stunned by disaster

Thousands gather for third anniversary of earthquake and tsunami

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