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Thailand's ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was pushed from office more than a year ago, impeached and faces criminal charges, hit back at her opponents Tuesday with her own lawsuit.
Ousted Thai PM files criminal case against opponents


An explosion ripped through a speed boat carrying Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday injuring his wife and two others but leaving him unhurt, though authorities ruled out the possibility of an assassination attempt.
Maldives president escapes speed boat explosion unhurt


Two British journalists have gone on trial in Indonesia for allegedly trying to make a documentary about piracy without the correct visas, and could face up to five years in jail, an official said Tuesday.

Malaysia said Tuesday it had summoned mainland China's ambassador to explain his controversial remarks on racism following a recent pro-government rally which saw protesters denounce the country's Chinese minority.

Toppled Australian leader Tony Abbott took potshots at the new government Tuesday, saying it offered no new policies and that the nation should stop swapping prime ministers "like changing clothes."

Pakistan executed a convict on death row before dawn on Tuesday, despite appeals by an international rights group that claimed the man was a juvenile at the time of his arrest in a murder case.

Nepal is considering placing new age and fitness restrictions on people who want to climb Mount Everest, officials said Tuesday, as the country looks to enhance safety on the mountain after several disasters in recent years.

Nepal began rationing fuel on Monday as hundreds of protesters blockaded a key import hub on the Indian border to demand changes to a new constitution they say is unfair.
Nepal start rationing fuel as protesters blockade border


Australia's greyhound racing industry was responsible for the deaths of thousands of the dogs each year, an inquiry into claims that the animals were trained with live bait heard Monday.
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The number of Australians fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq doubled in the past year but was not expected to continue to grow so rapidly, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

Elaborately decorated giant Ganesha idols were sent out to sea off Mumbai on Sunday as millions of Indian Hindus marked the end of a major festival celebrating the elephant-headed deity.
Indian Hindus send off elephant deity Lord Ganesha in festive style


Less than three weeks after a landslide general election win by the ruling party, Singapore announced a new Cabinet structure Monday in a pitch for leadership renewal, with some senior officeholders taking on wider coordinating roles overseeing younger ministers.

A lucrative illegal market for land to plant crops such as oil palm is a major cause of annual fires in Indonesia, a senior forestry researcher says, with the racket driven by complicit local officials and the global demand for commodities.

It takes courage to accuse a powerful politician -- a man who would go on to become India's prime minister -- of encouraging riots against a minority. Police officer Sanjiv Bhatt did just that. And he says he is paying the price for it.
India clamping down on critics of Modi, groups

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