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Australia to probe exploitation of migrant laborers

Australia to probe exploitation of migrant laborers

Migrants from Asia routinely paid meager salaries for backbreaking work

Iran bans 'devil worshipping' haircuts

Iran bans 'devil worshipping' haircuts

Tattoos, other male bodily adornments also under scrutiny

In China, riot breaks out after pork spotted in Halal bakery van

In China, riot breaks out after pork spotted in Halal bakery van

Muslims in China urge strick punishment, better overall standards

Philippine military confirms death of terrorist bomb maker

Philippine military confirms death of terrorist bomb maker

Million-dollar bounty led to infighting, say officials

Thailand trafficking death camp 'just the tip of the iceberg'

Thailand trafficking death camp 'just the tip of the iceberg'

Thousands of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis held in dozens of camps along Thai-Malaysian border, says activist

Fight to save Veloso from Indonesia's death row continues

Fight to save Veloso from Indonesia's death row continues

While many celebrate 11th hour reprieve, lawyers caution execution could yet take place

Mass grave of 'boatpeople' found in southern Thailand

Mass grave of 'boatpeople' found in southern Thailand

Remains of migrants believed to be from Myanmar and Bangladesh discovered in Songkhla province

Executed Indonesian may have been denied justice by clerical blunder

Executed Indonesian may have been denied justice by clerical blunder

Supreme Court says that Zainal Abidin's final appeal slipped through the cracks for a decade

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

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