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The head of Hong Kong's Law Society resigned Tuesday following a no-confidence vote after he backed a Chinese government policy document which many lawyers saw as a threat to the rule of law and judicial independence in the city.
 

The U.N. on Monday warned that widespread criminal activity in Myanmar was undermining stability and development, as it hailed a new partnership with the government to tackle “significant” crime and drug problems in the impoverished country.
 

Rescuers on Sunday found 12 more bodies buried under mud and debris as the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal climbed to 97, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak.
 

Sri Lanka's court of appeal has ordered a halt to the deportation of Afghan, Iranian and Pakistani refugees before their asylum claims are fully assessed, an official said Saturday.
 

The rusting hulks of tanks and field artillery are a common sight in the jungles of Peleliu, but the fighting that scarred the Pacific island in WWII also left a more dangerous legacy — unexploded bombs.
Clearing WWII's explosive legacy in the Pacific

 

Pointing at photographs of two former Khmer Rouge leaders a day after they were sentenced to life in jail, history teacher Ung Ratha asks his students whether justice was served.
Khmer Rouge case prods Cambodia's classrooms

 

To improve relations with the United States, Myanmar must make progress in its democratic transition and halt what Washington sees as backsliding on commitments to improve human rights, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told the country's leaders.
 

Southeast Asia kicked off a series of talks Friday as China faces demands to cease provocative behavior in disputed waters and host Myanmar falls under the spotlight over concerns about its reform progress.
Sea row looms as Southeast Asia talks begin

 

Three and a half decades after the fall of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, a U.N.-backed tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the country's 1970s reign of terror that left close to 2 million people dead.
 

The owner and captain of a heavily overloaded riverboat that sank in Bangladesh are facing criminal charges over the disaster, in which more than 130 people are feared drowned.
Ferry owner, captain face charges in Bangladesh

 
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