Police in Nepal have detained at least 200 people and fired tear gas to disperse protesters demonstrating against the king's seizure of absolute power last February.
A car bomb has exploded at a market in Iraq's capital, wounding several people.
East Timor's President Xanana Gusmao has presented a report to the United Nations documenting human rights violations in the country.
A rights group has accused Chinese police of forcing a woman into a psychiatric hospital after she attempted to petition the government over land seizures.
Officials in the Philippines say Muslim separatists in the southern part of the country have pledged not to attack U.S. troops when they hold an exercise on the island of Jolo next month.
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