A local lawyer filed the complaint against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and at least 11 senior officials last year, saying crimes against humanity were committed "repeatedly" during the 'war on drugs'.
Eight countries requested the UN to discuss the fate of Rohingya Muslims as Amnesty International reported the Myanmar security forces’ devastating campaign against them in Rakhine state is "far from over."
More than 25 years ago, a Hindu nationalist mob destroyed the Babri mosque sparking riots leading to hundreds of Muslims being killed.
At least 31 people have been convicted over the campus lynching of university student Mashal Khan who was falsely accused of blasphemy.
Kim Yo Jong would be the first member of the Kim family, born on the sacred Mount Paektu, to cross the border to the South.
The shallow 6.4 quake late caused at least four buildings in Hualien county to cave in and tilt dangerously, leaving over 200 people injured.
US Vice President Mike Pence refuses to rule out meeting North Koreans attending the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, offering the faintest hope of a diplomatic breakthrough Tuesday.
After the US rebounded overnight, Asian stocks were mixed as analysts eye algorithm trading outside human control as one key to recent volatility. A spike in yields sparked Friday's rout on Wall Street, much of the selling driven by computers.
The new ruling comes as President Abdulla Yameen moved to assert his power over judges, declaring a state of emergency and ordering security forces to raid the court compound where the justices were arrested.
Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, some using their hands as they searched for about 85 people missing after a strong earthquake hit near the popular tourist city of Hualien overnight.
Best known as an "A-list" holiday destination, the Maldives plunged into crisis after the Supreme Court quashed terrorism convictions against nine leading opposition figures, including the country's exiled, first democratically elected president.
Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were jailed in August last year for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement mass pro-democracy protests, after Hong Kong's government pushed for harsher sentences.
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