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East Timorese queued at a polling station to vote in the presidential election in Dili on March 20, 2017.

East Timorese queued at a polling station to vote in the presidential election in Dili on March 20, 2017.

Timor Leste votes for president in test for young nation

20/03/2017 16:53

Timor Leste or East Timor voted for a new president on March 20 in an election that will test Asia's youngest and poorest nation.  

 

Activists of Nepalese ethnic-based Madeshi political parties are detained by Nepalese police during a general strike in Kathmandu, 10 March 2017.

Activists of Nepalese ethnic-based Madeshi political parties are detained by Nepalese police during a general strike in Kathmandu, 10 March 2017.

Nepal PM reaches out to ethnic parties after they withdraw support ‎

18/03/2017 17:09

Nepal's ruling Maoists on 16 March offered to hold talks with minority Madhesi parties that withdrew support for the coalition because of long-standing differences over a new constitution.  

 

Indigenous people gathered near Medan, Sumatra Island, Indonesia March 17, 2017.

Indigenous people gathered near Medan, Sumatra Island, Indonesia March 17, 2017.

Indonesian tribes rally for land rights ‎

18/03/2017 17:03

Thousands of Indonesian indigenous people gathered on Sumatra island on 17 March to call on the government to protect their land rights.

 

A worker processes leather at a tannery in Dhaka in this 2014 file photo. (ucanews.com photo)

A worker processes wet-blue leather at a tannery in Dhaka in this 2014 file photo. The billion-dollar industry is blamed for massive environmental and public health damages and has been ordered to move out of the city. (ucanews.com photo)

Bangladesh Supreme Court pushes Dhaka tanneries out

16/03/2017 14:13

Environmentalists and Church officials have hailed the ‘landmark’ court verdict that also insists on environmental protection and labor rights 

 

An aerial view of Japan's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

An aerial view of Japan's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Bangladeshi asylum seekers tricked into radiation clean-up - media

10/03/2017 15:46

Reports say two Bangladeshi asylum seekers in Japan cleared up radioactive contamination from Fukushima nuclear disaster, on the false promise doing so would help them extend their stay permit int he country.

 

An alleged Indian human-trafficking victim at a police station after being rescued.

An alleged Indian human-trafficking victim at a police station after being rescued.

Almost 20,000 women and children trafficked in India in 2016 ‎

10/03/2017 15:32

According to the latest Indian government report, there was a rise of of nearly 25 percent in the number of women and children trafficked in 2016 over the previous year.  

 

Vietnam's Thuan Nghia parishioners praying for Catholics beaten by police while protesting against toxic Taiwanese steel plant.

Vietnam's Thuan Nghia parishioners praying for Catholics beaten by police while protesting against toxic Taiwanese steel plant.

Amnesty condemns police attack on parishioners in Vietnam

24/02/2017 15:25

Amnesty International is campaigning for the Vietnamese government to investigate police violence against Catholics protesting against a toxic Taiwanese steel plant. 

 

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