Father Zhao Qinglong speaks during a mass on Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, at Beijing's government sanctioned South Cathedral on Feb. 14, 2018.

Reports Say Agreement Expected Between China, Vatican on Bishops 'In March'

Opinion remains divided, with some saying the deal isn't all plain sailing, especially when it comes to the leadership of the Catholic Church in China.

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India Opens Probe into Rohingya Militant Group Aqa Mul Mujahidin

AMM has links with outfits in Pakistan and Bangladesh, officials say.

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Malaysia Talking with Thailand About Detained Uyghurs: Deputy PM

Kuala Lumpur vows the action it takes “will not hurt the feelings of any country.”

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Myanmar Begins Verifying Rohingya Refugees on Repatriation List

The immigration ministry is scrutinizing the names to ensure there are no militants among the returnees.

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Tibetan Writer Handed Three-Year Prison Term For ‘Inciting Separatism’

Tsegon Gyal had published a blog post criticizing Beijing's approach to enforcing 'ethnic unity' in Tibetan areas.

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China Warns of Crackdown on Large Protestant Church Buildings, Groups

After the Chinese New Year holiday, churches in Henan will be targeted for demolition if they haven’t received prior permission from officials to operate.

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Protesting Evictees in China’s Chongqing Locked up in Psychiatric Facilities

One woman is handed a diagnosis of “paranoid personality disorder” after complaining that the government forcibly evicted her and demolished her home.

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Beggars Appear on Streets of Hong Kong During Chinese New Year Holiday

Local people say they suspect those begging are 'professionals' organized in shifts to ply the city for cash, amid calls for a police investigation.

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Activist in China's Guangdong Confined in Psychiatric Hospital With 'No Sign of Illness'

Fellow activists say they have tracked down missing activist Zhang Qi to a facility in Guangzhou's Baiyun district, and found her to be in good mental health.

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Widow of Slain Cambodian Government Critic Kem Ley is Granted Asylum in Australia

Bou Rachana had fled Cambodia with her children following the murder of her husband, a popular social commentator, in July 2016.

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Fire Breaks Out in Jokhang Compound in Tibet's Capital Lhasa

No casualties are reported, but the extent of damage to the compound's ancient structures and religious treasures is still unclear.

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Bangladesh Gives Myanmar List of Rohingya For Repatriation

Over 8,000 names are included on the list, which must now be verified by Myanmar authorities in Naypyidaw.

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