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Philippines: Protesters, police clash ahead of Aquino speech

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015 4:03PM UTC

Left-wing protesters have clashed with riot policemen amid a downpour as they tried to breach a barricade of barbed wire and vehicles ahead of the Philippine president’s final state of the nation address.

Confusion reigns over Thai junta’s latest booze ban

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015 12:20PM UTC

On the face of it, the Thai junta’s attempts to limit the sale of alcohol around schools and universities is laudable. The reality, however, could see hundreds of bars and restaurants being put out of business in the coming weeks if authorities refuse to backtrack.

Suspected rebels attack bus, police station in India

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015 11:13AM UTC

New Delhi (AP) — Indian police say suspected militants have fired at a bus station and entered police barracks on the outskirts of a northern town bordering Pakistan, wounding at least six people.

The Sok Bun assault and violence against women in Cambodia

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015 10:55AM UTC

It took one real estate tycoon and a TV celebrity to bring the daily reality for many women in Cambodia under an unprecedented spotlight. Violence on women is widespread, but rarely it has been discussed so openly as is the case this time.

Philippines: Local politician rebuked over botched ‘rescue’ of displaced tribe

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015 10:18AM UTC

When someone rages at you without even glancing at your face, you know there is not only anger and hatred.  There is the feeling of being betrayed. Once given a beaded necklace by Ata Manobo tribal chieftain Bai Bibiyaon Ligkayan Bigkay, Cotabato Rep. Nancy Catamco is now despised by the tribe