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Eight hill tribe “Montagnards” have emerged from hiding in a remote Cambodian border area where they crossed from Vietnam to flee persecution, the United Nations Refugee Agency said Saturday.
 

The Dalai Lama has said the world has a “moral responsibility” to push for democracy and rule of law in China.
Dalai Lama says he could be the institution's last

 

A dead dolphin has been found in Bangladesh's protected Sundarbans delta following an oil spill which has spread over several hundred square kilometers, heightening fears for the area's rare wildlife.
 

A New Zealand bar manager in Myanmar has been arrested for allegedly insulting Buddhism after posting an online advertisement showing a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones, police said Friday.
 

Bangladesh officials warned Thursday that an oil spill from a crashed tanker is threatening endangered dolphins and other wildlife in the massive Sundarbans mangrove region, branding the leak an ecological “catastrophe.”
 

After giving up all worldly possessions, they wander the Bangladesh countryside dressed in white robes, singing of peace and love for all with their single-stringed ektaras.
Bangladesh's 'mystic minstrels' popular despite attacks

 

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his former health minister were among 19 people Monday to hand in nominations to contest the island's presidential election next month.
 

A Nepalese court jailed five former Maoist rebels on Sunday over the torture and killing of a journalist, lawyers said, in the first such ruling for crimes committed during the country's civil war.
 

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen urged patience Saturday as discontent over a drinking water crisis simmered in parts of the island nation following a fire that crippled a major desalination plant.
 

Police have detained 17 people from Myanmar over a string of gruesome murders in a popular Malaysian tourist destination, and believe the killings are linked to ethnic unrest in their native country, reports said Friday.
 

Sword-wielding Hindu devotees will transform a remote corner of Nepal into the world's largest abattoir this weekend when they slaughter hundreds of thousands of animals in defiance of a growing chorus of protests.
Hindus defy outcry over mass slaughter of animals in Nepal

 

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Monday lost her latest attempt to halt trials on graft charges which could see her jailed for life if found guilty, her lawyer said.
 

Cambodia's U.N.-backed court Monday adjourned the genocide trial of two ex-Khmer Rouge leaders until January 2015 after lawyers for one of the defendants continued to boycott proceedings.
 

Street vendor-turned-rights activist Nget Khun, known locally as “Mommy,” is a leading figure in Cambodians' fight against forced evictions. And at 75, she's just been jailed for a year.
 
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