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There are three ways to get health care in Thailand, Thai economist Ammar Siamwalla muses. You pay a lot of money. You use your connections. Or you spend a lot of time.
 

Bangladesh tightened security nationwide Sunday after a senior Islamist was hanged for war crimes during the 1971 independence conflict, a move that triggered anger among his opposition supporters but celebrations elsewhere.
 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition on Sunday won local elections seen as a referendum on his efforts to boost the economy before upper house elections next year, news reports said.
 

U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan killed two leaders of al-Qaida's Indian branch earlier this year, a spokesman for the militants said Sunday, a major blow to the affiliate only months after its creation.
 

Japan, China and South Korea briefly put aside territorial and historical disputes Sunday for rare trilateral talks announcing a bid to boost tourism numbers in the three countries to 30 million visitors in five years.
 

Bangladesh braced for protests and fresh violence Sunday after a senior official of the largest Islamist party was executed on charges of crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 independence war, the second man to be hanged since the government revived war crime trials that have sharpened political divisions in the South Asian nation.
Bangladesh braces for protests after Islamist's execution

 

A car bomb on the Thai resort island of Samui has wounded seven people, including an Italian girl, police said Saturday, in a further blow to the country's tarnished reputation as a top tourist destination.
Seven hurt as car bomb hits Thai tourist island

 

India's prime minister announced Friday that New Delhi had ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in a multi-billion-euro agreement that has been years in the making.
India puts in an order for three-dozen Rafale fighter jets from France

 

A Tibetan nun is believed to have died after setting herself on fire to protest China's rule over the Himalayan region and to voice support for the Dalai Lama, rights groups and media said.
 

Shops and businesses were closed in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Saturday to protest India's plan to build townships for Hindus who fled a rebellion in Muslim-majority areas.
Kashmiris on strike in protest over Indian program for Hindu townships

 

Gunmen in restive western Pakistan shot and killed at least 20 workers early Saturday at a dam construction site, the deadliest recent attack targeting civilians in a region facing a low-level insurgency, authorities said.
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Pakistani authorities have freed the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks on bail, sources said Friday, a move that swiftly drew furious condemnation from India.
India furious as Pakistan frees alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind

 

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter promised Friday that the U.S. would deploy state of the art weaponry in Asia, including the latest stealth bombers and cyber warfare units, to counter threats posed by the likes of North Korea.
Pentagon chief vows 'best' US weaponry to Asia

 

South Korea and Japan will next week hold their first high-level security talks in more than five years, Seoul said Friday, despite simmering tensions over territorial and other historical disputes.
 
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