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India’s minister for women and child development, Maneka Gandhi, has grasped the third rail of Indian politics, launching a sectarian attack on Muslims and Christians for their treatment of cows.
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Social media allows people to harass their peers online, creating a pervasive atmosphere of hostility that can undermine a teenager’s self-esteem, personality development and sense of security.
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As Filipino lives continue to be ravaged by decades of fighting Islamist separatists, the draft peace agreement, known as the Bangsamoro Basic Law, remains pending in the President’s office.
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After hibernating for a time, the al Qaeda-linked terror group Abu Sayyaf struck anew, killing 23 innocent civilians.
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Nearly five years have passed since 58 people were killed, including 32 journalists, on 23 Nov., 2009, and the victims’ families have yet to see even a single conviction, among almost 200 suspects.
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Filipino authorities arrested Australian national and suspected Muslim extremist preacher Robert Edward Musa Cerantonio in a weekend raid on the apartment he was renting in Lapu-Lapu City.
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A hard-hitting radioman was critically wounded in an assassination attempt by a lone gunman near his home in Dagupan City in northern Philippines.
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Laws forbidding journalists from covering armed groups should be abolished, even as journalists must be trained in impartial and accurate reporting, say local media leaders.
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While Kashmiris afflicted with depression have the option of seeking faith healers or mental health professionals, the stigma of mental illness deters many from getting psychiatric help.
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Considered “untouchable” during their menstrual periods, Hindu women sleep apart from their families, refrain from attending religious festivities and must use unhygienic absorption methods.
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