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Updated: 6 min 54 sec ago
Sri Lankan authorities release two prominent human rights activists who were detained on Sunday under anti-terrorism laws.
Hundreds of students and activists opposed to a trade deal with China occupy Taiwan's parliament and defy police efforts to evict them.
Indian minister Shashi Tharoor lodges a complaint with the Election Commission accusing his political opponents of a "vilification" campaign.
Judges sitting in the Court of Appeal will rule on a long-running a battle for an inquiry into the killing of 24 villagers in Malaya in 1948.