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Thai court sentences elderly vendor to 18 months for lese majeste

Thai court sentences elderly vendor to 18 months for lese majeste

The man pleaded guilty to scrawling offending graffiti on a bathroom wall

Fear and anger rife for Christians after Pakistan church bombings

Fear and anger rife for Christians after Pakistan church bombings

Community fears cycle of retributive violence and impunity for attackers

Military says displaced Mindanao tribes can go home

Military says displaced Mindanao tribes can go home

But soldiers will remain in indigenous villages, spokesman says

Islamic State may be guilty of genocide over Yazidis: UN

Islamic State may be guilty of genocide over Yazidis: UN

UN report catalogues horrific crimes including killings, torture, rape and the use of child soldiers

Vanuatu critical of 'disorganized' aid efforts after cyclone

Vanuatu critical of 'disorganized' aid efforts after cyclone

Warns the island nation in critical need of clean water and food

Malaysian state passes law mandating strict Islamic penalties

Malaysian state passes law mandating strict Islamic penalties

Divisive legislation would require constitutional amendment before implementation

Development a 'life-destroyer' in Cambodia, says new report

Development a 'life-destroyer' in Cambodia, says new report

Displaced residents question World Bank's approach to funding luxury projects

Taiwan protesters fear China's growing influence

Taiwan protesters fear China's growing influence

Call for end to 'secret deals' with Beijing on first anniversary of Sunflower Movement occupation

Eight to stand trial over 2013 atheist blogger murder in Bangladesh

Eight to stand trial over 2013 atheist blogger murder in Bangladesh

Cleric, seven university students to be prosecuted for the killing of 35-year-old Ahmed Rajib Haider

Islamic law push strains Malaysian opposition alliance's unity

Islamic law push strains Malaysian opposition alliance's unity

Proposed 'hudud' penalties such as flogging and amputations would apply only to Muslims

Pakistan gunmen shoot dead two polio workers, guard

Pakistan gunmen shoot dead two polio workers, guard

The country recorded 306 cases of polio last year, by far the highest number in the world

Authorities move to take down Indonesian language IS video

Authorities move to take down Indonesian language IS video

In latest propaganda drive, children from Southeast Asia shown being taught how to use automatic weapons

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