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Two Dalit women appointed as Hindu priests

Two Dalit women appointed as Hindu priests

Pair believed to be first lower caste women admitted to priesthood

Catholic dissident freed after years in Vietnam prison

Catholic dissident freed after years in Vietnam prison

Dau Van Duong vows to continue protesting against government 'wrongdoings'

Dalai Lama in 'informal' talks to make return to Tibet

Dalai Lama in 'informal' talks to make return to Tibet

Tibetan spiritual leader has 'made clear' his desire to undertake a pilgrimage to his homeland

Philippine activists start 1,000-km march against global warming

Philippine activists start 1,000-km march against global warming

Advocates seek to 'galvanize public action' to force change

Cambodia's elderly receive inadequate support

Cambodia's elderly receive inadequate support

Just five percent receive pensions, many forced to work after retirement

City Harvest Church finance manager breaks down in trial of Pastor Kong Hee

City Harvest Church finance manager breaks down in trial of Pastor Kong Hee

The Singapore pastor faces charges of misusing funds to further his wife's music career

Parolin dismisses 'clash of civilizations' rhetoric on IS at UN General Assembly

Parolin dismisses 'clash of civilizations' rhetoric on IS at UN General Assembly

The Vatican secretary of state said such talk produces xenophobic reactions that reinforce 'sentiments at the heart of terrorism itself'

Nauru aid worker condemns Australia over treatment of asylum seekers

Nauru aid worker condemns Australia over treatment of asylum seekers

Says sexual abuse, suicide attempts increased after resettlement deal with Cambodia

China detains mainlanders for supporting HK protests

China detains mainlanders for supporting HK protests

At least 13 arrested, dozens harassed by authorities

Myanmar 'must remain' on UN rights council's agenda

Myanmar 'must remain' on UN rights council's agenda

Activists dispute foreign minister's claim that all concerns have been addressed

On-the-job injuries common for Phnom Penh's child laborers

On-the-job injuries common for Phnom Penh's child laborers

Minors as young as 12 permitted to work in Cambodia

Seven Christians arrested in Laos for attending church

Seven Christians arrested in Laos for attending church

Local officials enforce new ban on worship services

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