Myanmar slam poets get six months prison time for performance

Rights group calls on Aung San Suu Kyis’ ruling NLD to repeal ‘draconian laws’

Raphael’s tapestries return to Sistine Chapel after centuries

Grand display marks the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance artist's death

Pope Francis extols virtue of meekness

Pope says the meek are 'not people-pleasers but are Christ's disciples'
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FEAR OF CORONAVIRUS GRIPS ASIA

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Branch of Shincheonji Church at center of virus outbreak in South...

Hundreds of people are believed to have attended church services with ‘Patient 31’ in recent weeks

China pulls WSJ journalists’ credentials over coronavirus editorial

Newspaper declined to apologize for a column with a headline calling China the 'real sick man of Asia'

‘Don’t be kidnapped by China,’ Taiwan tells WHO in bid for...

Taiwan is not ruled by China and should not be labelled as an infected area, the island's foreign ministry spokeswoman says
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Love in the time of online dating

There’s nothing wrong with social media or online dating if you really want to find a partner, but these tools must not be used to disrespect and deceive others, priest says
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Dire straits: Thai tourism on the rocks after coronavirus outbreak

Chinese arrivals have plummeted from 30,000 to 3,000 per day, leaving many local tour operators struggling to make ends meet

South Korea coronavirus cases surge, majority linked to Daegu church

The church at the centre of the outbreak is a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a religious movement founded in 1984 by South Korean Lee Man-hee, who has about 500,000 followers

Raphael’s tapestries return to Sistine Chapel after centuries

Grand display marks the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance artist's death

Myanmar slam poets get six months prison time for performance

Rights group calls on Aung San Suu Kyis’ ruling NLD to repeal ‘draconian laws’

‘Imported ideologies’ continue to threaten southern Philippines

Anger over the slow pace of rehabilitation of the devastated city of Marawi plays into the ‘false us-against-the-world vision of Islam’

Pope Francis extols virtue of meekness

Pope says the meek are 'not people-pleasers but are Christ's disciples'

Journeys of faith and dialogue

Filipinos of different faiths share their experiences of finding meaning in their respective religions

HONG KONG PROTESTS IN FOCUS

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'ABSOLUTELY NO MERCY': CHINA'S REPRESSION IN XINJIANG

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POPE FRANCIS' VISIT TO THAILAND AND JAPAN

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Pope Francis concludes Asia visit, urges Christians to protect...

The great religions teach tolerance, harmony, and mercy, not fear, division, and conflict, he told Japanese youth

Pope Francis pays tribute to Japanese martyrs

Pope urged the people of Japan never to forget their heroic sacrifice

Pope calls for international unity against weapons of mass...

In a world where millions live in inhumane conditions there’s no excuse to squander money on such destructive weapons, pope said
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SILENCED & VOICELESS

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Police chief detained in China over concern for Uyghurs:...

A police chief in China’s remote Xinjiang region has been detained after expressing concerns over the mass...

Philippine religious groups press for peace talks

Philippine church and peace groups are not giving up on the task of pressing the government and Asia’s longest-running...

Green groups file complaint against Philippine authorities

Activists say series of harassments reaffirmed a report that named the Philippines as the world’s most dangerous country for rights and environmental defenders

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