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  • Cambodian PM calls for calm over HIV infections

    By Dec 19, 2014

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    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Pic: AP.

    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called for calm Thursday, saying it was not certain that an unlicensed medical practitioner is responsible for infecting 106 people, including 19 children, with HIV in Battambang province.

  • Hong Kong maid abuse trial to resume next week

    By Dec 19, 2014

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    Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, left, an Indonesian maid who was allegedly tortured by her employer in Hong Kong, was interviewed by Hong Kong police investigators at a hospital in Indonesia in January. Pic: AP.

    Erwiana Sulistyaningsih told the Hong Kong district court last week that she was so ill from her employer’s abuse that she had to wear adult diapers.

  • India’s Sonia Gandhi in hospital

    By Dec 19, 2014

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    Sonia Gandhi. Pic: AP.

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An official says India’s opposition Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi has been hospitalized for treatment of lower respiratory tract infection.

  • Rights group protest judges’ sacking in Maldives

    By Dec 19, 2014

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    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international rights group has criticized the dismissal of two top judges in the Maldives, including the country’s chief justice, calling it an assault on judicial independence. The Indian Ocean nation’s Parliament voted last Sunday to remove Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz Hussain and Supreme Court Justice Muthasim Adnan to reduce

  • Serbia jails 11 rights activists during China summit

    By Dec 19, 2014

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    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An international rights group has demanded the immediate release of 11 activists who planned protests against China at an economic summit in Serbia. Amnesty International says nine Bulgarians, a Slovak and a Finn — all supporters of the Falun Gong group that has been banned in China — were jailed by

  • Pakistan grants bail to main Mumbai attack suspect

    By Dec 19, 2014

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    Pakistan flag. Pic: AP.

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A defense lawyer says a Pakistani anti-terrorism court has granted bail to the chief suspect in the Mumbai attack trial. Rizwan Abbasi says judge Kausar Abbas in Thursday’s hearing held in the garrison city of Rawalpindi found that there was not enough evidence to keep Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi in custody anymore. The court

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