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Tunisia protester 'accidentally' killed in south: ministry

Tunisia protester 'accidentally' killed in south: ministry

A young protester was killed Monday after a police vehicle ‘accidentally’ ran him over outside an oil and gas installation in south Tunisia after weeks of social unrest, a ministry said.

Snowden lashes out at Hong Kong for rejecting refugees

Snowden lashes out at Hong Kong for rejecting refugees

Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden hit back at the Hong Kong government Thursday for rejecting the protection bids of a group of refugees who sheltered him while he was hiding out in the city.

Cambodia to allow foreigners to leave with surrogate babies

Cambodia to allow foreigners to leave with surrogate babies

The Cambodian government is set to allow foreign couples to return home with babies conceived to surrogates before the 'womb for rent' business was banned last year, an official said Monday.

Mob lynches Afghan couple for eloping, in 'honour killing'

Mob lynches Afghan couple for eloping, in 'honour killing'

An angry mob lynched a young Afghan couple who had eloped together after storming a police station where they were being held for ‘immoral acts’, officials said Sunday, the latest so-called honour killing in the country.

Afghanistan's first female orchestra set to take Davos

Afghanistan's first female orchestra set to take Davos

In the face of death threats and accusations they are dishonouring their families by daring to perform, the women of Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra are charting a new destiny for themselves through music.

Images of homeless living in graves shock Iran

Images of homeless living in graves shock Iran

Images of homeless drug addicts living in empty graves just outside the Iranian capital have deeply shocked the public and prompted reactions even from President Hassan Rouhani.

Indian Dalit schoolboy says beaten because of good grades

Indian Dalit schoolboy says beaten because of good grades

Indian police have detained two schoolboys accused of repeatedly beating a low-caste classmate for getting good grades, an officer said Wednesday, with a video of the attacks going viral.

PM Modi urges halt to attacks on low-caste Indians

PM Modi urges halt to attacks on low-caste Indians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged a halt to attacks on low-caste Indians, seeking to defuse mounting anger among Dalits over the public flogging of four villagers by cow-protection vigilantes.

Renowned Pakistani social worker Edhi dies at 88

Renowned Pakistani social worker Edhi dies at 88

The founder of Pakistan’s largest welfare organisation, Abdul Sattar Edhi, died yesterday at the age of 88

Pakistan police rule suicide for teen burned alive

Pakistan police rule suicide for teen burned alive

A Pakistani teenager allegedly burned alive for refusing a marriage offer actually committed suicide, police said Friday, in a statement slammed by a prominent rights activist and the girl's father.

Writer slams Pakistan for censoring her article on sex, Muslim women

Writer slams Pakistan for censoring her article on sex, Muslim women

A feminist author hit back Monday at Pakistan for censoring her article on Muslim women and sex, saying the ban exposed the depth of gender discrimination ...

90% of domestic workers have no labour protection: UN study

90% of domestic workers have no labour protection: UN study

Around 90 percent of the world's 67 million domestic workers have no access to social security protection, with migrants left particularly vulnerable, the International Labour Organization said Monday.