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Hong Kong politician rapped for 'racist' remarks on maids' sex lives

Hong Kong politician rapped for 'racist' remarks on maids' sex lives

Lawmaker Regina Ip criticized after accusing Filipina domestic helpers of seducing their male employers

Sri Lanka's ex-president faces anti-graft probe

Sri Lanka's ex-president faces anti-graft probe

Mahinda Rajapaksa summoned to appear before commission regarding bribery allegations

Malaysia church removes cross following protest by local Muslims

Malaysia church removes cross following protest by local Muslims

Demonstrators claim cross was 'challenging Islam', while Church council calls rally 'politically motivated'

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 hits 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

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