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Rights groups slam transfer of 'The Butcher' to military custody

Rights groups slam transfer of 'The Butcher' to military custody

Former general allegedly linked to dozens of extra-judicial killings in the Philippines

Philippine army kills three rebels in Mindanao

Philippine army kills three rebels in Mindanao

Two government soldiers wounded in the firefight

UN refugee agency slams Cambodia-Australia deal

UN refugee agency slams Cambodia-Australia deal

Warns of dangerous precedent should asylum seekers be resettled in the kingdom

Myanmar suspends work permits for maids going to Singapore

Myanmar suspends work permits for maids going to Singapore

Ban imposed due to cases of abuse, ill-treatment

Indian court says Italian marine can return home for health care

Indian court says Italian marine can return home for health care

Massimiliano Latorre, on trial with one other marine for murder, suffered a stroke last month

Half of South Asia's girls marry before 18: UN

Half of South Asia's girls marry before 18: UN

Sex-selective abortion remains prevalent in parts of South Asia

Philippine Muslim group decries arrest of Islamic preacher

Philippine Muslim group decries arrest of Islamic preacher

Abu Ameen Bilal Philips a victim of 'Islamophobia'

Dutch priest, Indian nun rescued from floodwaters

Dutch priest, Indian nun rescued from floodwaters

Two priests still missing, but believed safe, Church officials say

Pakistan opposition leader vows to reveal names of lawmakers' killers

Pakistan opposition leader vows to reveal names of lawmakers' killers

Imran Khan says he knows who killed Christian, Muslim politicians

Myanmar lifts curfew in violence-plagued Rakhine capital

Myanmar lifts curfew in violence-plagued Rakhine capital

Ethnic tensions linger as UN calls for humanitarian assistance boost

Irish hospital employees disciplined in case of Indian woman denied abortion

Irish hospital employees disciplined in case of Indian woman denied abortion

Savita Halappanavar's death led to abortion being introduced into Irish law for the first time

'Unprecedented' number of royal slur cases after Thai coup

'Unprecedented' number of royal slur cases after Thai coup

Fourteen cases of lese majeste initiated since the military takeover, says Amnesty International

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