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  • Japanese Mom Forces Daughter to eat 30 pet goldfish - Abuse is on the rise in Japanese circles, with a more recent atrocity highlighting a string of domestic cruelty cases. A woman and her boyfriend made her daughter to eat their entire tank of goldfish, at age 16 allegedly killing the poor creatures first by pouring detergent in the water...
  • Burma Opposition NLD on Crossroads - Aung San Suu Kyi is now eligible to run for Parliament under amendments to Burma’s election laws. The changes pave the way for her party the National League for Democracy (NLD) to return to mainstream politics. The NLD boycotted last year’s election because Aung San Suu Kyi and other former...
  • Burma’s Civil War Denies More Children an Education - Burmese rights groups say thousands of children in conflict areas are missing out school as physical survival and food security takes priority. Rights groups say nationally 60 percent of Burmese children don’t finish primary school and in conflict areas the situation is worse. Fighting that broke out in early June...
  • Thailand’s Amnesty Law: Trigger for a New Round of Conflict? - Thailand has suffered a great deal of political instability over the last few years with a series of coups, changes in government, and mass demonstrations. Many believe that these have left Thai people with deep wounds. To heal these wounds, Thailand is now proposing four amnesty bills. Kannikar Petchkaew has...
  • Foreign Maids say Hong Kong Court Ruling is Socially Exclusive - In a landmark decision, Hong Kong’s highest court has ruled against granting residency to domestic workers. The decision by five judges in the Court of Final Appeal has dashed the hopes of maids and home helps who aspire to be permanent residents of Hong Kong. The court ruled that they...

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Burma Opposition NLD on Crossroads

Aung San Suu Kyi is now eligible to run for Parliament under amendments to Burma’s election laws. The changes pave the way for her party the National League for Democracy (NLD) to return to mainstream politics. The NLD...
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US Army Hands Over Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

After a year of tough negotiations, the US army this week handed over the only prison still under American control to the Afghan government. The handover ends a chapter in Afghan-US relationship.  The Afghan President s...
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Students’ Suicide Sparked Call for Education Reforms in the Philippines

The body of Kristel Tejada was laid to rest at the Manila cemetery last week. Earlier this month, the 16-year-old student killed herself after she was unable to pay her tuition fees.   Her death has sparked outrage over...
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India Welcomes New Rape Law

The Indian Parliament has passed the much awaited anti-rape law to tackle the rising incidents of sexual violence against women. The legislation comes in response to the huge public outcry over the last year’s gang...
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Thailand’s Amnesty Law: Trigger for a New Round of Conflict?

Thailand has suffered a great deal of political instability over the last few years with a series of coups, changes in government, and mass demonstrations. Many believe that these have left Thai people with deep wounds. ...
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Burma’s Missing Children

According to the United Nations over 900 children each year in Myanmar are rescued from the hands of human traffickers. While these lucky ones are reunited with their families, many are still missing. As the country&#821...
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China Takes Control of Key Pakistani Port

China recently took over management of Gwadar port in Balochistan province in Pakistan. It’s located on the Arabian Sea at the mouth of the Gulf through which 30% of the world’s daily oil supply passes. The Pakistani...

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Japanese Mom Forces Daughter to eat 30 pet goldfish

Abuse is on the rise in Japanese circles, with a more recent atrocity highlighting a string of domestic cruelty cases. A woman and her boyfriend made her daughter to eat their entire tank of goldfish, at age 16 allegedly...
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Burma’s Civil War Denies More Children an Education

Burmese rights groups say thousands of children in conflict areas are missing out school as physical survival and food security takes priority. Rights groups say nationally 60 percent of Burmese children don’t finish p...
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Foreign Maids say Hong Kong Court Ruling is Socially Exclusive

In a landmark decision, Hong Kong’s highest court has ruled against granting residency to domestic workers. The decision by five judges in the Court of Final Appeal has dashed the hopes of maids and home helps who ...
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Anti-corruption Fever in India

The campaign waged by hunger striking anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare has captured the imaginations of a large cross section of society. Mr Hazare’s campaign has turned him from a noted social reformer into a na...
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