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July, 1, 2016

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Sri Lanka suspends MPs after violent brawl
Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday voted unanimously to suspend two of its members for one week with immediate effect over their involvement in the worst punch-up in the legislature in 12 years.
Two international rights groups have condemned the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan over its jailing of independent lawyers defending the battered opposition in the Central Asian state.
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A Bangladeshi street vendor sells coconuts on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, May 4. Many Bangladeshi people drink coconut water in the summer to beat the heat.
Confronting Khmer Rouge by letting voices of former fighters be heard
Standing next to cages that once housed political prisoners, former Khmer Rouge foot soldier Tho Lon gets a surprisingly sympathetic hearing from a clutch of students, despite his work for a regime that wiped out a quarter of Cambodia's population.
The bodies of top mountaineer Alex Lowe and his cameraman have been found in a Himalayan glacier, 16 years after they were buried by an avalanche on one of the world's highest mountains.
Bangladesh police detained three people on Sunday over the gruesome murder of a Hindu tailor one day earlier, the latest deadly attack on minorities claimed by the Islamic State group.
Cambodian passenger train back after years-long hiatus
Cambodia's sole passenger train resumed regular weekend service Saturday after it was suspended for years, with Prime Minister Hun Sen climbing aboard to inaugurate the first trip.
In 2 1/2 months, the government will present the budget for fiscal year 2016-2017, but records show the government treasury still has 170 billion rupees (US$1.6 billion) unspent, in an indication of how the government has struggled to expedite capital expenditure.
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Cambodia's prime minister has ordered a million hectares of forest be included in protected zones as the country faces one of the world's fastest deforestation rates.
Pressure mounts on Bangladesh after gay activists murdered
Pressure mounted on Bangladesh Tuesday after two leading gay rights activists were hacked to death, the latest in a series of chilling attacks on intellectuals, writers and religious minorities for which only a handful of people have been convicted.
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