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For Malaysia’s satirists, Sedition Act is no laughing matter

For Malaysia’s satirists, Sedition Act is no laughing matter

Crackdown on alternative views means people who like to poke fun online must be much more careful

April 23, 2015

More than meets the eye behind Malaysia cross protest

More than meets the eye behind Malaysia cross protest

Urban poverty, socio-economic disparity breeding intolerance in Taman Medan, say experts

April 23, 2015

Tribal children put their hopes, struggles into songs

Tribal children put their hopes, struggles into songs

New album aims to raise awareness of the day-to-day difficulties faced by indigenous peoples in the Philippines

April 23, 2015

Afghanistan lynching stokes anger against 'fake mullahs'

Afghanistan lynching stokes anger against 'fake mullahs'

Shamans, amulet sellers forced underground after a 27-year-old woman was killed for criticizing superstitious practices

April 22, 2015

In northern India, Kashmiri Hindus yearn for home

In northern India, Kashmiri Hindus yearn for home

But government's proposed resettlement plan could create conflict, critics say

April 22, 2015

In Cambodia, funding cuts put eye surgery program in peril

In Cambodia, funding cuts put eye surgery program in peril

Some 100,000 prospective patients could lose opportunity for eye care due to Australia scaling back its foreign aid budget

April 21, 2015

Myanmar locals push back against Chinese megaprojects

Myanmar locals push back against Chinese megaprojects

China's plans for economic link to Bay of Bengal draw ire from fishermen, farmers in Rakhine state

April 21, 2015

Malaysian cartoonist defiant 'to the last drop of my ink'

Malaysian cartoonist defiant 'to the last drop of my ink'

Despite facing a possible 43 years in prison for sedition, Zunar says he won't stop penning hard-hitting caricatures

April 20, 2015

Small community of Korean Muslims faces public suspicion

Small community of Korean Muslims faces public suspicion

Fear of prejudice leads many to practice their faith quietly, even though their numbers are rising

April 20, 2015

Spate of attacks shake Pakistan's dwindling Sikh community

Spate of attacks shake Pakistan's dwindling Sikh community

This week's Vaisakhi festival also represents a time of healing following six murders during August and September

April 17, 2015

When clouds fell from the sky

When clouds fell from the sky

Book excerpt: In the waning hours of the Khmer Rouge regime, a shadowy figure vanishes into the night

April 17, 2015

Capital to ghost town: 40 years since Phnom Penh evacuation

Capital to ghost town: 40 years since Phnom Penh evacuation

In recent years the city has rebounded as the driving force of Cambodia's small but growing economy

April 15, 2015

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