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Pakistan policeman uses axe to kill man accused of blasphemy

Pakistan policeman uses axe to kill man accused of blasphemy

Killing comes just days after a Muslim mob murdered a Christian couple accused of the same crime

New details emerge in killing of Pakistani Christian couple

New details emerge in killing of Pakistani Christian couple

Shama Bibi was four months pregnant when she and her husband were killed

Slain Myanmar reporter's body exhumed for autopsy

Slain Myanmar reporter's body exhumed for autopsy

Aung Naing was shot dead last month while in military custody, body showed signs of 'torture'

Japan court orders restaurant to pay huge settlement in suicide case

Japan court orders restaurant to pay huge settlement in suicide case

Family of man who killed himself due to 'overwork' awarded US$500,000

Mob kills Christian couple in Pakistan for 'blasphemy'

Mob kills Christian couple in Pakistan for 'blasphemy'

Victims burned alive in a brick kiln

Indonesia's transmigration program threatens Papuans

Indonesia's transmigration program threatens Papuans

Continuing controversial resettlement program could further destabilize the area, critics say

Poverty will increase as world temperatures rise, says UN

Poverty will increase as world temperatures rise, says UN

Global warming will disproportionately affect vulnerable communities during next century

Myanmar government to sue newspaper over 'insane' president slur

Myanmar government to sue newspaper over 'insane' president slur

Media freedom under the microscope ahead of visit by US President Barack Obama next week

Beijing bans traditional funeral rite ahead of APEC

Beijing bans traditional funeral rite ahead of APEC

As an anti-pollution measure, mourners will not be allowed to burn the clothes of deceased loved ones

UN aims to eliminate statelessness within a decade

UN aims to eliminate statelessness within a decade

New campaign aims to highlight 'devastating life-long consequences' of being denied a legal identity

Violence feared in Bangladesh after new 'war crimes' death sentences

Violence feared in Bangladesh after new 'war crimes' death sentences

Police expect more clashes following verdicts against two Jamaat leaders

Mindanao governor demands Abu Sayyaf purge

Mindanao governor demands Abu Sayyaf purge

Call comes after six soldiers slain in ambush

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