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India: Nationwide protests to demand justice for rape victims

Angry protesters rally across cities calling for justice after an eight-year-old Kashmiri girl was fatally gang-raped.

Unnao in New Delhi

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Myanmar's first Rohingya repatriation 'staged', rights groups say

Rohingya rights groups sceptical as Myanmar announces repatriation of first family of Rohingya refugees.

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BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar arrested in rape case

Public outcry results in arrest of Uttar Pradesh legislator facing charges of rape and abduction of teenaged girl.

Kuldeep Singh Sengar

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Jammu policemen face charges over Asifa's rape, killing

Court filing by police lays bare circumstances of eight-year-old Muslim girl's death in mainly Hindu district of Kathua.

Asifa's rape

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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena suspends parliament

Parliament suspended until May 8, says president's office, in move following appearance of cracks in ruling coalition.

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Myanmar court refuses to free Reuters journalists

"They have not violated any laws in the course of their newsgathering and were simply doing their jobs." Stephen Adler

Kyaw Soe Oo

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Myanmar jails soldiers involved in Rohingya massacre

Seven soldiers sentenced to 10 years in prison for "participating in murder" of 10 Rohingya men last year.

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ICC prosecutor seeks to open Rohingya deportation probe

Prosecutor asks ICC to rule whether it has jurisdiction over Rohingya deportations, a possible crime against humanity.

Rohingya deportation

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Dozens of children killed as India school bus plunges off cliff

Police put death toll at 30, including children as young as 10 years old, following incident in Himachal Pradesh.

school bus plunge

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Deadly blast hits Afghanistan's Herat province

Children among casualties as explosive-laden vehicle detonates near mosque in Shindand district in Herat province.

Herat province

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan granted bail in poaching case

Salman Khan is expected to leave Jodhpur Central Jail on Saturday after he was granted bail worth $770.

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