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Thai opposition urges junta to lift politics ban as poll looms


The toppled Thai opposition on Thursday called on the ruling junta to lift the ban on political activities as the countdown

Maldives denying access to foreign media: opposition


The Maldives opposition has accused President Abdulla Yameen of covering up his attempt to “steal” this month’s elections by denying access

Gay sex ruling to free India’s ‘pink economy’

From LGBT nightclubs to “gaycations” and more, a court ruling legalising homosexuality in India is set to unlock one of the world’s

Sri Lanka to ban animal sacrifices at Hindu temples

Animal sacrifices at Hindu temples could be banned in Sri Lanka under new plans announced Wednesday, after growing protests over the rituals

50 dead as Indian bus plunges into valley

Fifty people died when a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims plunged into a valley in southern India on Tuesday, one of the deadliest

Pakistan mourns death of Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of jailed ex-PM Sharif

Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died of cancer in London on Tuesday as her husband remains

Brother of former Sri Lanka strongman indicted over fraud

A brother of ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse was indicted Monday on charges of siphoning off over $250,000 in state funds to build a

Activist charged under India’s anti-gay law prays for salvation

One of the last Indian activists facing action under an anti-gay colonial-era law killed off by a landmark Supreme Court ruling expressed

Pakistan caves to Islamist pressure over minority economic advisor

Pakistan premier Imran Khan’s government backed down Friday over its controversial decision to appoint a member of a persecuted religious minority as

Thai cave boys in the spotlight, again


The young Thai football team whose terrifying ordeal in a flooded cave captivated the world earlier this year recounted their memories