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Dissidents pay heavy price in China

Dissidents pay heavy price in China

In addition to harsh prison terms, recent cases have seen hefty fines that bankrupt entire families

For Turkey's remaining Assyrian Christians, a dream of better days

For Turkey's remaining Assyrian Christians, a dream of better days

Former exiles have high expectations for Pope Francis' visit to the country, which begins Friday

Hindu revellers ignore outcry over mass animal slaughter in Nepal

Hindu revellers ignore outcry over mass animal slaughter in Nepal

Thousands of animals — from buffaloes to rats — will be butchered during the two-day Gadhimai Festival

In West Timor, former refugees face a difficult choice: returning home

In West Timor, former refugees face a difficult choice: returning home

Many pro-integration East Timorese say their lives have seen little improvement in Indonesia

Abortions sky-rocket in Vietnam as family planning excludes youth

Abortions sky-rocket in Vietnam as family planning excludes youth

In a worrying trend, many young Vietnamese are relying on the practice as a form of contraception

Remembrance held for Maguindanao victims five years on

Remembrance held for Maguindanao victims five years on

Anniversary of massacre falls just days after key witness murdered

In Sri Lanka, a priest who protected thousands

In Sri Lanka, a priest who protected thousands

Key defender of human rights lauded for work during civil war

Woeful test results mark turning point for education in Cambodia

Woeful test results mark turning point for education in Cambodia

Poor showing on country's first 'no-cheat' exams underscores where reforms are most needed

As Myanmar health care fails to improve, poor continue to cross border

As Myanmar health care fails to improve, poor continue to cross border

Thailand remains top destination for the sick and needy

Diabetes rates soar among Pacific Islanders

Diabetes rates soar among Pacific Islanders

Region has become a dumping ground for unhealthy products and byproducts eschewed by other countries

The army of housewives saving Nepal's newborns

The army of housewives saving Nepal's newborns

Overturning traditional practices is a big challenge in the Himalayan nation where most babies are born at home

The varying speeds of 'justice' in Cambodia

The varying speeds of 'justice' in Cambodia

In case of stolen Buddhist relics, suspects have already lingered in pre-trial detention for almost a year

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