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Millions of India's workers have vowed to go on strike on Wednesday against right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "anti-labour" economic policies.
 

Thai police said Wednesday that the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at Thailand's border with Cambodia match those found on a bottle containing bomb-making material, as the investigation into last month's deadly bombing in Bangkok gathered steam.
Thai police: Suspect's prints match those on bomb material

 

A foreign man described as a "main suspect" in the deadly Bangkok bombing was arrested Tuesday, with Thai police calling him an important figure in the network that staged the attack.
Second foreigner held over Bangkok blast

 

An Australian journalist and his Thai colleague were acquitted of criminal defamation Tuesday over a report implicating Thailand's navy in human trafficking, as the country faces heavy criticism for its role in the deadly trade.
 

Japanese police said Tuesday they had arrested U.S. animal rights activist Ric O'Barry, who trained dolphins for the TV show "Flipper," near the town of Taiji as it kicked off its controversial dolphin hunt.
 

Organizers of a huge weekend demonstration demanding the Malaysian prime minister's removal over graft allegations said Tuesday they had been summoned by police, as Transparency International spoke of a "corruption crisis" in the country.
 

Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies.
More join Japan's security bill protest

 

Japan's defense ministry on Monday made its biggest ever budget request, as Tokyo bolsters its military amid lingering territorial rows and worries over mainland China's expanding naval reach.
 

Thousands of members of a politically influential Christian sect on Monday ended five days of street protests that set off huge traffic jams in the Philippine capital and sparked outrage from motorists.
Influential Christian sect ends 5-day protest in Philippines

 

Tokyo said Monday it has complained to the United Nations over Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's plan to attend a huge military parade in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II.
 

Leaders of the Philippines' dominant Catholic church have called on individuals and politicians to actively oppose same-sex marriage, after new efforts by activists to have same-sex unions legalized in the conservative nation.
 

India's Jain community scored a legal victory Monday when the Supreme Court temporarily lifted a ban on the traditional ritual of Santhara, or fasting to death.
 

Pointing to a television in her recently built mud and brick home, Indian villager Munia Murmu proudly shows off her new-found wealth, thanks to hundreds of squirming green silkworms.
India's tribal communities spin way out of poverty

 

With much fanfare, Thai police had offered an US$84,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in the Bangkok bombing. On Monday, they handed out the cash -- to themselves.
 
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