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Myanmar police seal student protesters inside monastery: activists

Myanmar police seal student protesters inside monastery: activists

Some 300 youth blocked from marching to Yangon

Bangladesh arrests chief suspect in US blogger murder

Bangladesh arrests chief suspect in US blogger murder

Islamic fundamentalist Farabi Shafiur Rahman had threatened the victim 'several times', according to police

Cambodia deports 36 Vietnamese Montagnards

Cambodia deports 36 Vietnamese Montagnards

The members of the persecuted Christian minority were attempting to seek asylum in the Kingdom

China announces one-year moratorium on imports of ivory carvings

China announces one-year moratorium on imports of ivory carvings

Many such carvings typically feature religious images and figures

Mass protest in Maldives over ex-leader's arrest

Mass protest in Maldives over ex-leader's arrest

Supporters of former president Mohamed Nasheed rally against his detention on trumped up terror charges

Young Filipino Muslims launch 'handshake project' to combat Islamophobia

Young Filipino Muslims launch 'handshake project' to combat Islamophobia

Anger over last month's massacre in Maguindanao has raised fears about the future of the peace process

Myanmar officials arrest, charge 14 villagers with ‘illegal’ land protest

Myanmar officials arrest, charge 14 villagers with ‘illegal’ land protest

UN, Amnesty International say the govt is backtracking on human rights

Hong Kong woman given six years in prison for maid abuse

Hong Kong woman given six years in prison for maid abuse

Victim 'was given little rest, sleep and nutrition which left her a shadow of her former self', said judge

Atheist US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Atheist US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Hundreds gather in Dhaka to denounce the murder of Avijit Roy, the second Bangladeshi blogger murdered in two years

Nepal's top court says no amnesty for war crimes

Nepal's top court says no amnesty for war crimes

Former Maoist rebels and state security forces have both been accused of abuses during the civil war

Adviser to Iran president blames 'extremists' for rights abuses

Adviser to Iran president blames 'extremists' for rights abuses

In rare comments, former minister of intelligence says fundamentalists have 'infiltrated government circles'

Jerusalem church building torched in apparent hate crime

Jerusalem church building torched in apparent hate crime

Suspected Jewish extremists damage part of church-owned building in second racist attack in Holy Land in two days

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