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Dozens of people arrested in Thailand's human trafficking crackdown, including a senior general, appeared in court Tuesday, days after the police officer in charge of the investigation tendered his resignation saying he feared for his life.
Thai general among human trafficking suspects in court


The Philippines pledged a warm welcome for mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping at an economic summit in Manila next week, officials said Tuesday, despite a bitter row over disputed islands.
Philippines pledges warm welcome for China's Xi


The Philippines has swept 20,000 homeless from the streets, canceled hundreds of flights and declared public holidays in Manila to ensure a safe and efficient summit of 21 world leaders next week, officials say.

Japanese researchers have developed a micro-thin thermal sensor that can be attached directly to the skin, potentially useful in monitoring the health of infants or even making sportswear more comfortable.

Australian police used tear gas to put down a two-day riot at a migrant detention center Tuesday, where detainees, reportedly armed with machetes, chainsaws and Molotov cocktails were running amok.

A Swedish man died and his friend was seriously injured Tuesday after they rode a shopping cart down a steep Sydney road, reportedly traveling at 80 kilometers (50 miles) an hour.

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition appeared on the verge of a landslide election win that could finally reset Myanmar after decades of army control Tuesday, as a top member of the ruling party said they had "lost completely."
Myanmar ruling party 'lost completely': official


India's government Tuesday announced plans for a sweeping liberalization of its foreign direct investment (FDI) regime, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to counter accusations his reform drive is stalling.

Conservative Muslims in Pakistan's northwest are blaming the animist Kalash for a powerful earthquake that flattened entire villages in October, claiming their immoral ways provoked Allah's wrath, in the latest attack on a diminishing tribe fighting to keep its identity alive.
Kalash tribe blamed for quake in northwest Pakistan


A standoff between protesting detainees and officials at a remote detention center for asylum seekers in the Indian Ocean ended on Tuesday after federal police arrived to stop more than a day of unrest that prompted guards to flee the facility and left parts of the compound badly damaged, officials said.
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Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party on Monday cheered in growing excitement as early results from Myanmar's historic election boosted hopes of sweeping gains to carry it to power after decades of military dominance.
Suu Kyi party chalks up wins in 1st poll results


Maggi noodles are back on shelves in India five months after the popular snack was found to contain lead above permissible limits.
Maggi back on India shelves after lead scare


A state funeral in North Korea has sparked another fresh round of purge rumors after one of Kim Jong Un's most powerful aides was omitted from the official funeral committee list.

A Chinese male tourist in drag has been nabbed after he entered the female section of a seaside public bath to take selfies, local police said Monday.
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