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Brunei implements stoning to death under new anti-LGBT laws

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The tiny Southeast Asian country of Brunei is introducing strict new Islamic legal guidelines that makes homosexual sex an offence punishable through stoning to death. The new measures, ...
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Philippines president jokes about sex assault during speech

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has earned a reputation for incendiary rhetoric, drew widespread condemnation on Saturday after saying that he sexually abused his housemaid when he was ...
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Thai king to be crowned in ceremonies May 4-6

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King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, has been serving since shortly after his father died in 2016 following a 70-year reign. “His Majesty deems it fit to hold the coronation ...
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Abe discusses Russia, Japan’s low birthrate, social security in New Year statement

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TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday pledged to step up talks with Russia to conclude a postwar peace treaty among other major diplomatic challenges this year. “As ...
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China seeks talks with India to push Asia trade pact

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China has sought talks with India to allay concerns on a regional free trade pact it is spearheading, two people familiar with the matter said, as Beijing seeks ...
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