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Misery and disease conquer Afghanistan a year into Taliban rule

The Taliban's takeover pushed the country -- home to 38 million people -- over the precipice

Tribal groups call for end of ‘plunder’ of ancestral lands on Indigenous Peoples Day

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Vietnamese police raid centers of banned religious sect

Police armed with guns and shock batons raided separate locations of the Duong Van Minh religious group

ASEAN parliamentarians slam arrest of former Philippine legislator Walden Bello

Walden Bello said his arrest was “pure political harassment and persecution”

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