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India's debate on anti-conversion law deepens

India's debate on anti-conversion law deepens

BJP-led push for a national act banning religious conversions hit a roadblock this week

China jails veteran journalist for releasing 'state secrets'

China jails veteran journalist for releasing 'state secrets'

Critics say arbitrary law is used to silence activists and journalists

Indonesia activists throw rotten eggs at Saudi embassy to protest executions

Indonesia activists throw rotten eggs at Saudi embassy to protest executions

Executions of citizens abroad continue to raise questions about Indonesia's hardline policies at home

Australia returning asylum-seekers to Vietnam: report

Australia returning asylum-seekers to Vietnam: report

Canberra continues to enforce tough, controversial immigration policies

Tibetan dies in second self-Immolation protest this month

Tibetan dies in second self-Immolation protest this month

Nei Kyab, a father of seven, was demonstrating against Chinese policies in Tibet

Indian village gets 'world's cheapest bottled water'

Indian village gets 'world's cheapest bottled water'

For years Madusudankati residents have suffered from skin and other diseases blamed on arsenic in wells

Philippine Catholic group launches voter education program

Philippine Catholic group launches voter education program

Candidates in the island nation are known to bribe, intimidate or even kill to ensure victory

Pakistan's top court stays execution of six militants

Pakistan's top court stays execution of six militants

Move follows an appeal challenging the establishment of military courts

Fishing company admits to abuse, denies 'slavery' allegations

Fishing company admits to abuse, denies 'slavery' allegations

Pusaka Benjina Resources spokesperson says corporal punishment 'normal' at sea

Iran to name first woman ambassador since 1979: media

Iran to name first woman ambassador since 1979: media

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham is likely to be named ambassador to an Asian country

'Face up to reality', China urges Dalai Lama

'Face up to reality', China urges Dalai Lama

Govt white paper comes amid concerns in Beijing that it is losing international propaganda war on Tibet

Pakistani Christian boy dies five days after being set on fire

Pakistani Christian boy dies five days after being set on fire

Fourteen-year-old Nauman Masih targeted because of his faith

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