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Sri Lanka's main Muslim party Sunday quit the government and pledged support to the opposition in a move seen as the biggest setback yet to President Mahinda Rajapakse's re-election bid.
Muslims drop Sri Lanka leader before polls

 

Politicians, monks and students attended a protest near the Chinese consulate in Mandalay on Dec. 27 over the Letpaduangtaung copper mine.
 

Around 500 people including dozens of Buddhist monks protested near the Chinese consulate in Myanmar's central city of Mandalay on Saturday demanding the closure of a flashpoint copper mine.
 

Six decades after its first saint was murdered for his faith amid a bloody civil war, Myanmar's Catholic Church is stepping up calls for peace and religious tolerance as it celebrates its 500th anniversary.
After decades of repression, Myanmar Catholics find voice

 

Residents of Myanmar's commercial hub Yangon went to the polls Saturday for the first municipal elections in six decades, with voters enthusiastic for change even though many knew little about the candidates or their policies.
Yangon holds municipal polls for first time in 60 years

 

Head guard Wanigaratne Karunatilleke was one of the few people to survive when a wall of water slammed into the Ocean Queen train on Sri Lanka's south coast a decade ago, killing around 1,000 people.
Sri Lanka train guard mourns tsunami dead 10 years on

 

A bar manager from New Zealand on Friday told a Myanmar court he had “no intention” of insulting religion when he used a mocked-up image of the Buddha wearing headphones to promote a cheap drinks night.
 

Land disputes have become a worsening problem in Myanmar in 2014, affecting a larger number of local farmers, said Khine Maung Yi, a member of the Farmland Investigation Commission (FIC).
 

The freely distributed male condom, more often misused than used, is going to directly cost the government exchequer about 2.85 million ngultrum (US$44,900) annually as the government prepares to take over the procurement of contraceptives.
 

The freely distributed male condom, more often misused than used, is going to directly cost the government exchequer about 2.85 million ngultrum (US$44,900) annually as the government prepares to take over the procurement of contraceptives.
 

Bangladesh's war crimes court on Tuesday sentenced a former government minister to hang for rape and genocide during the 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan.
Bangladesh court sentences elderly ex-minister to hang

 

A woman protesting against a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar has been shot dead, a government spokesman said Tuesday, announcing an investigation into how police handled the latest clash at the site.
 

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

 
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