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Malaysian alliance: Scandal-hit PM Najib must be ousted

Leaders from across political spectrum, including ex-PM Mahatir, call for a national movement after corruption crisis.

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Teenage Tibetan in India dies after self-immolation

After protesting at Chinese rule, young Tibetan in New Delhi succumbs to burn injuries in second such death this year.

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India student leader calls for freedom in moving speech

Accused of sedition, Kanhaiya Kumar receives rousing reception at Delhi's JNU campus after being freed on bail.

Kanhaiya Kuma

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Religious leaders slam women protection act in Pakistan

Act by Punjab state gives legal protection to women suffering from domestic, psychological, and sexual violence.

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Bangladesh releases French activist helping Rohingyas

Moussa Tchantchiung granted bail after arrest in Bangladesh for 'suspicious activities' and 'criminal breach of trust'.

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Suspected Maoists killed by Indian police in gun battle

Eight people, including five women, killed in police raid close to Maoist stronghold in central India.

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Hanging revives Pakistan capital punishment debate

Execution of Mumtaz Qadri, who killed Punjab governor Salman Taseer in 2011, prompts muted celebration and protests.

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Rights groups decry Afghanistan 'virginity tests'

Afghan commission questions legitimacy of exam for women accused of adultery, as HRW describes tests as sexual abuse.

women in Afghanistan

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India to pump almost $13bn into rural development

Government promises higher incomes for farmers as legislative assembly elections loom in five states.

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Pakistan hangs Mumtaz Qadri for murder of Salman Taseer

Mumtaz Qadri was executed for the 2011 killing of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, who sought to reform blasphemy laws.

Mumtaz Qadri

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Indian man kills 14 family members before suicide

Seven children among those whose throats were slit during family gathering near the city of Mumbai, police say.

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