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China tackles illegal, prenatal sex selection

China tackles illegal, prenatal sex selection

Clinics still providing gender-based abortions, exams

Nepali youths unite en masse to clean up Kathmandu

Nepali youths unite en masse to clean up Kathmandu

Call for help on Facebook drew some 1,500 volunteers

In Malaysia, debate on marital rape continues

In Malaysia, debate on marital rape continues

Islamic counsellors not doing enough to protect the rights of wives, say women activists

Elderly Japan looks to its youth as teens set to vote

Elderly Japan looks to its youth as teens set to vote

Lowering voting age will give 2.4 million 18- and 19-year-olds the right to go to the polls

US commission calls for Vietnam's return to religious freedoms blacklist

US commission calls for Vietnam's return to religious freedoms blacklist

Hanoi continues to 'severely restrict independent religious practice, and repress individuals and religious groups'

Report condemns India's culture of impunity over religious violence

Report condemns India's culture of impunity over religious violence

Says government must repeal biased legislation used to target minority faith communities

Activists call on Indonesia to open Papua to journalists

Activists call on Indonesia to open Papua to journalists

Nearly impossible visa procedures block reporting on gross rights violations

Mentally ill Brazilian was 'not aware' of imminent execution in Indonesia

Mentally ill Brazilian was 'not aware' of imminent execution in Indonesia

British grandmother could be next in line to face the firing squad

Abe's WWII speech brings little comfort in Asia

Abe's WWII speech brings little comfort in Asia

Critics accuse Japanese leader of whitewashing history

University professor gunned down in Karachi

University professor gunned down in Karachi

Waheed-ur-Rehman becomes third intellectual targeted in the city this month

Death of Uyghur child in Thai custody highlights plight of detainees

Death of Uyghur child in Thai custody highlights plight of detainees

Five months after the death of Abdullah Abduweli, 3, questions remain over circumstances leading to his demise

Condemned men sing 'Amazing Grace' before execution

Condemned men sing 'Amazing Grace' before execution

As they walked to face the firing squad in Indonesia, eight drug traffickers defiantly sang their praise to God

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