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Live-In Relationships Go Against Women’s Rights, Rajasthan Human Rights Commission Says

Their new campaign is trying to keep women away from such “animalistic lives” in which they are like “concubines”.
Shamani Joshi

First Man Sentenced to Chemical Castration in Indonesia Said He Would ‘Rather Die’

The child rapist said he prefers a longer prison time or even the death penalty. Experts also worry that such a punishment would do more harm than good to society.
Adi Renaldi
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Bangladesh to Replace ‘Virgin’ With ‘Unmarried’ Before Bride’s Name in Muslim Marriage Certificate

Activists see the verdict as a ‘landmark’ win over a provision that violates the right to privacy and is discriminatory against women who want to get married.
Pallavi Pundir
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Priyanka Chopra’s Controversial Tweet During Indo-Pak Tensions Finds UN Support

The actor was criticised for snubbing a Pakistani activist who called her a hypocrite for her patriotic tweet during Indo-Pak tensions. This week, a Pakistani minister had called for the UN to revoke her Goodwill Ambassador status.
Pallavi Pundir

A 3-Year-Old Child Is the Philippine Drug War’s Latest Victim

Her mother disputes the police’s official statement.
Lex Celera
Tokyo 2020

A Heatwave Turned Tokyo's Olympics Preparations Into a Deadly Nightmare

A 50-year-old worker died this week, reportedly of heatstroke, as temperatures in Tokyo rose to an average of 94 degrees.
Tim Marcin

Japan Just Carried Out Its First Execution of the Year

The country joins the United States as the only two developed democracies in the world to carry out the death penalty.
Meera Navlakha

China Claims Uighurs Were Forced Into Islam

In an effort to fight international criticism, the government claims that history is being distorted and that Uighurs were not originally Muslims by choice.
Meera Navlakha

Burmese Parents Are Holding Fake Funerals to Keep Their Children Safe

These families will do anything to prevent their children from being recruited by the country’s rebel groups.
Meera Navlakha
Rodrigo Duterte

Enforcer of Philippines War on Drugs Defends Killing a Toddler: "Shit Happens"

Myka Ulpina was shot dead in a province near Manila last week, during a police sting operation in which her father was also killed.
David Gilbert

The Largest Pride Celebration in Southeast Asia is in the Region’s Most Catholic Country

Thousands marched in the Philippines in solidarity with the LGBTQ community.
Lex Celera
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North Korea Reportedly Has Over 300 Public Execution Sites

A human rights group in South Korea found that offences ranging from stealing a cow to watching a South Korean TV show has got citizens killed.
Shamani Joshi