Concern for inmates, prison reform is obligatory act of mercy, pope...

Prisons need to educate an inmate so that they can return and re-engage constructively with society, pope tells Catholic prison ministries

Tensions escalate in Hong Kong as policeman shoots protestor at close...

Police have previously shot an 18-year-old protester and a 14-year-old, both of whom survived

Pakistan opens corridor to one Sikhism’s holiest shrines

Indian Sikhs now have visa-free access to one of their holiest shrines after Pakistan opened a historic corridor to pilgrims at the...


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Voyeurs on the margins

The recent ruckus between the female siblings of a "slightly prominent" Filipino family involved in the country's entertainment business at the wake...


Bangladesh sentences 16 to death for killing teenager in harassment case

The principal of a religious school in Bangladesh was among 16 people sentenced to death for the murder of a teenage girl...

Container deaths reveal how rural Vietnamese make treacherous journey to Europe

Journeys made by Vietnamese migrants are often broken up into stages, at the end of which traffickers request cash from families before they can proceed further

In Indonesia, ‘bride kidnapping’ tradition fuels child marriage despite new ban

In the Southeast Asian archipelago one in nine girls are married before age 18

Pope has last word in controversial Amazon summit

Many who self-worship profess to be Catholics, but have forgotten to be Christians, the pope said during homily

Independence for Hong Kong is not unthinkable

And why the world’s most powerful nations should support it


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Buddhist master sings song praising communist China

Online publication says he was forced to sing during 70th anniversary of communist rule

Terrorism trial date set for Aussie activist, 2 others...

Men are accused by of ‘terrorist activities against the state’ but there’s no evidence, democracy advocacy group says

Myanmar military seeks to jail Buddhist monk for defamation

A Myanmar court has granted bail to a senior Buddhist monk facing defamation charges for allegedly calling...


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