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Insight - Pakistan's new military courts challenged over abuse claims

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ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether secret military tribunals set up in early 2015 to try civilians accused of terrorism have violated the constitutional rights of 12 people convicted by these courts.

U.N. urges Sri Lanka to rein in military, prosecute war crimes

GENEVA Sri Lanka must rein in its military forces, prosecute war crimes committed during the long civil war with Tamil rebels and win the confidence of the Tamil minority, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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Afghan media groups decry rise in violence against journalists

Kabul Violence and intimidation against journalists in Afghanistan has spiked sharply this month, with much of it coming from government security forces, the main journalists' right groups said on Tuesday.

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Shortage of safe land blocks Sri Lanka disaster relocation efforts

GAMTHUNA, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every time the wind picks up in the night, the Karunadasas get the shivers.

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Grenade attack on Malaysian pub wounds 8, police rule out terrorism

KUALA LUMPUR A grenade attack on a bar in Malaysia wounded eight people, including a Chinese national, police said on Tuesday, ruling out terrorism as a motive. | Video

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Canada presses China over reports of Hong Kong visa clamp down

OTTAWA Canada is pressing Beijing over media reports that Chinese authorities are no longer allowing some Canadian citizens born in Hong Kong to visit China on 10-year visas, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

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South China Sea reefs 'decimated' as giant clams harvested in bulk

TANMEN, China Ornaments made from the shells of endangered giant clams, renowned in China for having auspicious powers and the lustre of ivory, have become coveted luxuries, a trend which has wreaked havoc on the ecosystem of the South China Sea.

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Exclusive: U.S. to downgrade Myanmar in annual human trafficking report – sources

WASHINGTON/YANGON The United States has decided to place Myanmar on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking, officials said, a move aimed at prodding the country’s new democratically elected government and its still-powerful military to do more to curb the use of child soldiers and forced labour. | Video

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Pakistani clerics declare transgender marriages legal under Islamic law

LAHORE, Pakistan A group of clerics in Pakistan has declared marriage between transgender individuals permissible in Islam, saying they have a right to be buried in Muslim ceremonies, according to a copy of a religious edict Reuters obtained on Monday.

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Movie Review: Raman Raghav 2.0

Director Anurag Kashyap is obviously inspired by Sriram Raghavan’s short film on Raman Raghav, lifting several scenes. But in his attempt to make it an edgier, contemporary narrative, Kashyap loses out on the potency of the plot.

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