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Rural India’s economic distress poses post-election challenge

Rural areas are home to 60% of India's 1.4 billion people, making tough economic conditions in the countryside a key issue

Philippines opens coast guard post after China build-up

China and the Philippines are enduring a bitter diplomatic dispute over rival claims to parts of the South China Sea.

In Cambodia, 200 young men and women ordained on Buddhist holy day

Since 2016, monks at Wat Sorya Ream have ordained hundreds of young Cambodians every year on Visak Bochea. 

Holy See calls for enhanced protection of civilians in conflict zones

Vatican condemned attacks on civilian infrastructure and the use of indiscriminate weapons in populated areas

Pope Francis lambasts the scourge of human trafficking 

For Pope Francis, trafficking is a “systemic” evil and as such “we can and must eliminate it through a systematic, multilevel approach.”

Pope Francis to Hong Kong Christian Council: Let us pray for unity together

"The important thing: we have the same Baptism and this makes us Christians," Pope Francis said on Wednesday

On Pentecost, Language, and Gift of Tongues

It is better to prophesy for what is right rather than consider ourselves different by speaking esoteric languages.

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Surge in activist repression in Thailand, HRW warns

The organization said it had analyzed 25 cases that took place in Thailand between 2014 and 2023 and conducted 18 interviews with victims

Anti-mining activists killed in alarming numbers under Duterte

What has also continued – despite the killing of environmental defenders like Chad – is the advocacy work of environmental defenders

On World Press Freedom Day, journalists across Asia continue to face threats

In areas controlled by rebel forces, it can be easier to get information, but there are only limited protections for journalists

Study finds mental harm to Myanmar’s Rohingya is genocidal

The report urges for a reevaluation of how genocide is prosecuted worldwide, promoting the recognition of mental harm as a stand-alone genocidal act

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