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Female police officers, rights group slam Indonesia 'virginity test'

Female police officers, rights group slam Indonesia 'virginity test'

Spokesman denies the exams take place, despite being listed as a requirement on the National Police website

Buddhist monks' party quits Sri Lanka government ahead of polls

Buddhist monks' party quits Sri Lanka government ahead of polls

Says President Rajapaksa has not delivered on promise to loosen his grip on power

Tribesmen, farmers stage 1,500-km protest march to Manila

Tribesmen, farmers stage 1,500-km protest march to Manila

Demonstrators aim to draw attention to 'military abuses' in remote communities of Mindanao

Police clash with devotees of 'godman' in India

Police clash with devotees of 'godman' in India

Guru Rampal Maharaj wanted on charges including conspiracy to murder, inciting mobs and contempt of court

Indonesia government under fire for treatment of religious minorities

Indonesia government under fire for treatment of religious minorities

Groups slam discriminatory laws and unjust law enforcement

Suspected militants hack to death Bangladesh professor

Suspected militants hack to death Bangladesh professor

Shafiul Islam had led a push to ban students from wearing full-face veils several years ago

China will never use force to achieve its goals, says Xi

China will never use force to achieve its goals, says Xi

Beijing is locked in disputes with four countries over tiny outcrops and shoals in the South China Sea

US should push Myanmar to guarantee religious freedom: expert

US should push Myanmar to guarantee religious freedom: expert

Suggests a binding agreement that 'establishes clear commitments with defined measures of success'

Obama backs Suu Kyi's bid to change Myanmar's constitution

Obama backs Suu Kyi's bid to change Myanmar's constitution

Says amendment process must 'reflect inclusion rather than exclusion'

Timor-Leste faces uncertain future as Gusmao prepares to step down

Timor-Leste faces uncertain future as Gusmao prepares to step down

Analysis: Who will step in to lead the predominantly Catholic nation of 1.1 million?

Lao Christians evicted after refusing to renounce their faith

Lao Christians evicted after refusing to renounce their faith

Others detained for 'consultation' with government authorities

Deaths in Chhattisgarh expose horror of India's mass sterilizations

Deaths in Chhattisgarh expose horror of India's mass sterilizations

Surgeries performed hastily and with little regard for the welfare of patients

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