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Maldives opposition leader in talks over attempt to 'topple' president
Exiled Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has said he is in talks with the former president, who repeatedly threw him in jail, to "legally topple" the current leader of the troubled honeymoon islands.
 
Aus. introduces bill to set up gay marriage vote
Australia's prime minister introduced legislation to Parliament on Wednesday that would allow a public but non-binding vote on gay marriage early next year.
 
Arrested Fiji opposition leader slams 'dictatorship'
Fiji is reverting to dictatorship and its democracy is a "farce," an opposition leader in the Pacific nation said Tuesday after he was arrested for taking part in a debate.
 
Death toll in Bangladesh factory fire rises to 31
The death toll from a boiler explosion and subsequent fire at a packaging factory in Bangladesh over the weekend has risen to 31 after more bodies were found in the debris, an official said Monday.
 
An American amateur investigator handed possible debris from missing flight MH370 to Australian officials Monday and said several pieces were blackened by flames, raising the prospect of a flash fire onboard.
 
A man "inspired by" the Islamic state group was Sunday charged with committing an act of terror over a stabbing attack that Australian police called the "new face of terrorism".
 
Sri Lanka pilots Friday started industrial action against random breathalyzer tests, as the island's national carrier warned passengers to expect delays.
 
Cambodian opposition leader gets prison in latest standoff with gov't
A Cambodian opposition leader was sentenced to five months in jail Friday in the latest faceoff between the government and opposition as political tensions over challenges to Prime Minister Hun Sen's longstanding autocratic rule show no signs of easing.
 
Nepal criticized by human rights group for failing to stop marriage of children
Traditional practices, poverty, last year's massive earthquake and Nepal's ongoing political instability mean child marriages remain a serious problem in the country, where 10 percent of the girls marry before they are 15, even though the government says it is.............
 
Obama cancels Duterte meet over 'whore' slur
U.S. President Barack Obama cancelled a meeting with foul-mouthed Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday at a regional summit after being branded a "son of a whore" who would wallow like a pig.
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