Lawmakers pressured by LGBT groups as well as by church organisations opposed to the move approved most of a government-sponsored bill.
Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun was already en route to Toronto late on Friday when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the surprise announcement after officials had previously given heavy hints she was bound for Australia.
Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun, 18, arrived at Bangkok's main airport over the weekend on a flight from Kuwait after running away from her family who she says subjected her to physical and psychological abuse.
Filmmaker James Ricketson was arrested after flying a drone to photograph a Cambodian opposition party rally last year was convicted of spying and sentenced to six years in prison.
The EU and US have refused to send international observers after independent media outlets were closed down and the opposition outlawed.
Human Rights Watch says the burning of Muslim villages continued despite officials claiming to have ceased the "operation". Separately, Amnesty International has identified army units responsible for the Rohingya exodus.
Human Rights Watch says military sexually assaulted and shot Rohingya Muslims on August 27, in revenge for rebel attacks on an army base.
Human Rights Watch says the army deliberately set fires in Rohingya areas in Myanmar. Even though the Rohingya Muslim minority has been around Myanmar for centuries, the country denies them citizenship.
A panel led by former UN Chief Kofi Annan criticises Myanmar's "militarised response" to the Rohingya population and calls for more equal treatment of the minority.
The two-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit is expected to focus on Rodrigo Duterte's unpredictable foreign policy and attendees are predicted to support to his drug war.
Singapore court sentences a teen for his offensive comments, videos and a photo on various social media outlets, saying his actions will generate ‘social unrest.'
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