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Myanmar's army releases 51 child soldiers

Myanmar's army releases 51 child soldiers

Rights groups commend action, but urge discharge of hundreds more children

Experts urge Indonesia to abolish death penalty for drug offenses

Experts urge Indonesia to abolish death penalty for drug offenses

'Current drug war approach has been a proven failure around the globe'

Wife of Christian imprisoned in Iran calls for his release

Wife of Christian imprisoned in Iran calls for his release

Says faith has consoled her throughout the difficult crisis

Pakistan executions surpass decade high

Pakistan executions surpass decade high

After moratorium lifted, number of executions soar in first five months of 2015

Protests in Myanmar over boat people arrivals

Protests in Myanmar over boat people arrivals

Parliamentary speaker urges international community to show greater respect

China censors media coverage of Yangtze shipwreck

China censors media coverage of Yangtze shipwreck

Bans journalists from going near site where 'Eastern Star' cruise ship capsized

Child abuse costs Asia-Pacific US$209 billion a year

Child abuse costs Asia-Pacific US$209 billion a year

UNICEF study finds high cost of maltreatment

Refugees land in Cambodia

Refugees land in Cambodia

Four asylum seekers held by Australia in offshore detention arrive in controversial deal

Indonesia announces plan to eliminate child labor

Indonesia announces plan to eliminate child labor

Government wants to remove 1.7 million children from the workforce by 2022

UN urges prison reform in the Philippines

UN urges prison reform in the Philippines

Statement by monitors warns of overcrowding and inhumane living conditions

Myanmar Buddhists pressure govt as 700 boat people disembark

Myanmar Buddhists pressure govt as 700 boat people disembark

Hardliners call for asylum seekers to be turned back

Indonesia the most religiously harmonious country: politician

Indonesia the most religiously harmonious country: politician

Yet recent years have seen persecution of minorities such as the Ahmadiyah, Shias and Christians

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