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Muslims Appeal Musjid Ruling PDF Print E-mail
A second Muslim group in India has appealed against a ruling over the Babri Musjid site in Ayodhya, where a Hindu mob destroyed a mosque 18 years ago. The High Court said the land should be divided, and the razed 16th century mosque should not be rebuilt. (BBC, 14 Dec 2010)
Indian Torture of Kashmiris PDF Print E-mail
The International Committee of the Red Cross sent evidence to US diplomats about widespread torture by Indian security forces in Kashmir, according to cables obtained by Wikileaks.Visits to detention centres in the region in 2002-04 revealed cases of beatings, electric shocks, sexual abuse and other types of ill-treatment. (BBC, 17 Dec 2010)
Stock Exchange Protests PDF Print E-mail
Hundreds of angry investors staged protests in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, after the stock exchange saw its steepest ever fall in a day. (BBC, 19 Dec 2010)
Christian Lady Sentenced to Death PDF Print E-mail
A Christian woman was sentenced to death in Pakistan after insulting Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. (BBC, 23 Nov 2010)
Pop Star Faces Porn Charges PDF Print E-mail
One of Indonesia's top celebrities pop star Nazril Ariel Irham  has gone on trial for his role in sex videos which appeared on the internet. He has been charged under Indonesia's anti-pornography law. (BBC, 22 Nov 2010)
Indonesia Volcano Deaths PDF Print E-mail
Several airlines suspended flights between Singapore and Indonesia because of volcanic ash spewing from Mount Merapi in central Java. Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, began erupting two weeks ago and has killed more than 130 people. (BBC, 6  Nov 2010)
Tsunami Hits Indonesia PDF Print E-mail
More than 400 people dead and more than 300 missing after a tsunami hit Indonesia. (BBC, 29 Oct 2010)
Flak over Taliban Video Game PDF Print E-mail
EA’s decision to allow players to pose as Taliban fighters in multiplayer combat in the new Medal of Honour video game, drew US criticism and a ban on US military bases causing EA to change the name of the multiplayer foes to the 'opposing force,' rather than the Taliban (, 12 Oct 2010)
Indonesia Fires Force Schools to Close PDF Print E-mail
Haze from forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia forced schools to close in Singapore and Malaysia. The haze has caused air pollution levels in the country to jump to their highest level in four years. (BBC, 21 Oct 2010)
Playboy Editor Arrested PDF Print E-mail
The former editor of Indonesian Playboy was arrested. Police were looking for him since he ignored orders to surrender after being sentenced to two years in jail for indecency in August. Islamist groups forced Indonesian Playboy to close down after only a few issues in 2006. (BBC, 9 Oct 2010)
Deaths in Indonesia Flooding PDF Print E-mail
More than 100 people died in flooding in the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua. (BBC, 8 Oct 2010)
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