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Vietnam rethinks contentious two-child policy

Law restricting most families to two children faces criticism for putting pressure on nation's ageing population.

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Indigenous Indonesian rally for land rights

Fearing extinction, indigenous tribes in Indonesia call on the government to protect their land rights.

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Myanmar must 'allow Rohingya to leave camps'

Panel led by ex-UN boss Kofi Annan says camps where tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are trapped should be closed.

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Interpol notice issued for North Korean suspects

Four North Korean nationals sought in connection with February 13 death of estranged half-brother of leader Kim Jong-un.

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New Zealand river is the world's first 'legal person'

Under legislation passed, the Whanganui river has been formally declared a living entity.

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Philippine VP: Bullets can't stop illegal drug use

Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to 'defy incursions on their rights' as she denounces president's bloody anti-drug war.

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Thailand charges activist who mocked PM's song

Campaigner took to Facebook to rate military leader's song on 'returning happiness' and could be jailed three years.

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Kim Jong-nam's identity confirmed with DNA: Malaysia

Man killed at Kuala Lumpur's airport last month was estranged half-brother of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.

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South Korea to hold presidential election on May 9

South Koreans to head to the polls to elect a new leader after the dismissal Park Geun-hye in huge corruption scandal.

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Philippines to patrol Benham Rise to assert rights

Chinese 'survey ships' were recently sighted in the 13-million hectare area the UN says belongs to the Philippines.

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