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Whatever you say about Pakistan's foreign policy and its de jure head, Sartaj Aziz, you will have to concede both are pretty consistent, and if this consistency of thought and policy comes at unimaginable cost to the nation so be it.
 
Upholding an author's right to write unhindered under the freedom of speech enshrined in Article 19 (1) (a) of the Indian Constitution, the First Bench of the Madras High Court comprising Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana said that the Tamil Nadu government's attempt to gag Perumal Murugan, undoubtedly one of the top fiction writers in India, was akin to the work of kangaroo courts, and quashed criminal cases against him.
 
This week and in the midst of news of far greater momentum from around Asia, India is being asked to focus its energies on the latest instalment of a long-running soap opera that ought either to have ended or been taken off the air a few years ago.
 
Bangladesh needs a coordinated effort to eradicate the cancer.
 
A wave of terrorist attacks -- from Istanbul to Bangladesh and Iraq to Saudi Arabia -- has shaken the Muslim world.
 
In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris in November 2015, the French tricolor bloomed on Facebook as millions of people worldwide expressed sympathy for the 129 people who died, and for a universally beloved city scarred by violence.
 
Last week, the world woke up to find that the British actually voted 51.9 percent in favor of an exit from the European Union (EU).
 
The shock waves triggered by Britain's decision to quit Europe continue to reverberate around the world, including here in Asia.
 
Brexit proves that the phenomenon of disengagement and nationalism is gathering steam.
 
Incoming Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has set high expectations complete with time frames for himself. Will he be able to deliver on those promises?
 
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