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Christians divided over Goa's subsidy for Sri Lanka pilgrimage

Christians divided over Goa's subsidy for Sri Lanka pilgrimage

Some say covering travel costs for the poor is an unnecessary expense

Sri Lanka votes in tightest election in decades

Sri Lanka votes in tightest election in decades

The Tamils could decide the election if the majority Sinhalese vote is split between Rajapaksa and Sirisena

Seeing 'red', Brunei bans Christmas celebrations

Seeing 'red', Brunei bans Christmas celebrations

Wearing clothes 'that resemble Santa Claus' could 'damage' Islam, says religious affairs ministry

Myanmar's Rakhines greet UN envoy with Rohingya protest

Myanmar's Rakhines greet UN envoy with Rohingya protest

Monks, demonstrators claim UN is biased toward the oppressed minority

Economic zone, state-run paper admit to China govt spy scheme

Economic zone, state-run paper admit to China govt spy scheme

Thousands of dollars spent to monitor smart phones in Wenzhou city

Indonesian lecturer threatened after class church trip

Indonesian lecturer threatened after class church trip

Professor forced into hiding as rights groups, pastor call for greater tolerance

China steps up political prosecutions: rights group

China steps up political prosecutions: rights group

Almost 1,400 people tried for political offences in 2013

Hong Kong takes next step on political reform

Hong Kong takes next step on political reform

Government says candidates would still be screened by Beijing

Ahead of Sri Lanka election, candidates court Tamil vote

Ahead of Sri Lanka election, candidates court Tamil vote

Hotly contested presidential race threatens to raise tensions

Indian MP calls on Hindu women to have at least four kids

Indian MP calls on Hindu women to have at least four kids

The remarks by the BJP's Sakshi Maharaj sparked backlash on social media

Critics hit out at establishment of Pakistan military court

Critics hit out at establishment of Pakistan military court

Prime Minister Sharif says measures needed to 'root out terrorism'

Chinese authorities urge netizens to inform on one another

Chinese authorities urge netizens to inform on one another

Move hearkens back to Mao-era political thinking, say government critics

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