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The Buddhist, ultra-nationalist Committee to Protect Nationality and Religion is seeing its power falter under the new democratically elected government.
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As the Philippine presidential elections heat up on a host of controversies, the winner is more likely than ever to guide the nation into a conversation on same-sex marriage.
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Burma's march toward stable democracy is beset by grave threats on all sides, especially the entrenched power of former junta leaders brokering the new system in their own interest.
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Facing the largest refugee crisis since WWII, European Christians have begun playing a major role in welcoming and accommodating the untold thousands fleeing Syria's war.
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The Arizona Republican, a leading voice on military matters in Congress, waded into a snowballing dispute between his party's controversial nominee and Khizr and Ghazala Khan.
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Egypt's Nour Party, the only Islamist group to escape a crackdown on dissent, is now blaming state tactics for its dismal performance in parliamentary elections.
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Catholic and human-rights activists criticize Duterte's heavy-handed tactics in achieving his goal of a drug-free Philippines.
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Hardline monks and nationalists have branded Nobel peace laureate Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) too sympathetic to Muslims and unwilling to protect Buddhism.
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In a troubling and hidden manner, Mexico's Chihuahua's state congress makes major reforms to the civil code to modify longstanding views on marriage.
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Though same-sex marriage faces deep opposition in the Philippines, where about 90 percent of the population is Roman Catholic, activists are still taking their fight to the Supreme Court.
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