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Chinese bishop ‘missing’ despite Vatican deal

A bishop in eastern China belonging to the Vatican-aligned unofficial church has gone missing, sources told AFP on Thursday, despite a historic accord reached between Beijing and the Holy See barely two months ago.

Asia Bibi: Pakistani Christian woman in limbo after blasphemy verdict

A week after being freed from jail, Asia Bibi — a Pakistani Christian woman on death row for eight years for blasphemy — remains in limbo, with negotiations apparently under way to allow her to leave the country despite objections from Islamist hardliners demanding her execution.

Punch-up in Sri Lankan parliament

Sri Lanka’s parliament descended into chaos on Thursday with MPs swinging punches and throwing projectiles a day after legislators voted the prime minister out of office.