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Sri Lanka tried to claim a moral victory Friday and insisted it would push on with reconciliation efforts after being censured by the U.N.'s top rights body for failing to bring perpetrators of war crimes to justice.
 

Myanmar should scrap proposed restrictions on interfaith marriages, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, warning that the “blatant discrimination” threatens religious freedom and women's rights.
 

Bangladesh war crimes investigators moved Tuesday to outlaw the country's largest Islamic party, accusing it of genocide and other atrocities during the 1971 bloody struggle for independence.
 

Sri Lanka's military admitted on Saturday soldiers had abused and tortured female recruits, a rare admission of guilt after years of allegations over its personnel's treatment of Tamil rebels during an uprising.
 

Every morning, more than 100 heroin and opium addicts descend on the graveyard in this northeastern Myanmar village to get high. When authorities show up, it's for their own quick fix: Soldiers and police roll up the sleeves of their dark green uniforms, seemingly oblivious to passers-by.
Myanmar's opium fight failing as police join addicts

 

Sita Pariyar had barely recovered from childbirth when her uterus slipped out of her body, making her one of hundreds of thousands of Nepalese women struck by a debilitating reproductive condition.
'Fallen womb' syndrome strikes Nepal women

 

Nepal is considering a plan to lease Himalayan peaks to private tourism companies, an official said Tuesday, in a bid to ease traffic on Mount Everest and help jumpstart the economy.
 

Sri Lankan authorities halted excavations after recovering 81 skeletal remains from an unmarked mass grave atop an old burial ground in the island's former war zone, an official said Saturday.
 

Sri Lanka on Saturday warned that U.S. efforts to force an international investigation into alleged war crimes on the island could have an “adverse impact” on all developing nations.
 

Women in the Pacific region face some of the highest domestic violence rates globally and are the worst represented politically, the Pacific Islands Forum has warned as the world marks International Women's Day.
 
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