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Dhaka workers earn 'as little as 7p an hour'  new

Foreign workers making clothes for high street fashion chain Primark are existing on as little as 7p an hour as living costs soar, a charity alleged today.

Inside Asia

Pakistani suspects linked to al-Qa'ida, says Israel's ambassador

Friday, 5 December 2008

Israel's ambassador to India has raised the possibility that the Pakistani group accused by the Indian authorities of carrying out the Mumbai attacks may be linked to the al-Qa'ida international terror network.

Thai's in shock as king is laid low

Friday, 5 December 2008

Thailand's revered king has failed to deliver his traditional birthday speech, dashing hopes that the address would help resolve the political paralysis and unify a divided nation.

Mumbai gunman tells of 'martyrdom' deal

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Andrew Buncombe: The surviving gunman from Mumbai's terror attacks says militants promised his family £850 for his "martyrdom".

Tribal elders from Gardeserai in Paktia, eastern Afghanistan, who travelled to Gardez to protest against raids by American special forces in Suri Khel, in which one man was killed and 10 others arrested

Tribal leaders to sabotage West's assault on Taliban

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Jerome Starkey: America's plan to enlist Afghan militias in the war against the Taliban threatens to backfire.

Police remove a box after defusing a bomb at Chhatrapati Shivaji station

Bombs found at station that was given all-clear

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Discovery highlighted as another security failure

Indians outside the Taj Mahal hotel pay homage to victims of last week's terror attacks in Mumbai

Rice tells Pakistan to act against militant threat

Thursday, 4 December 2008

US Secretary of State calls for 'resolve and urgency'

Monta Mino presents the Japanese version of Who Wants to
Be a Millionaire? just one of his many shows

Who's on TV? Monta Mino, of course!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

He is a presenter with a portfolio of shows drawing millions of Japanese viewers . Now he's getting political.

Paras deny sex attack in Afghanistan

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Nine paratroopers have denied indecently assaulting a fellow soldier in Afghanistan, a court spokesman said today.

Clean-up starts at Thai airports

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Hundreds of Thai soldiers looked for bombs and weapons as cleaning crews mopped and buffed the floors, part of an around-the-clock effort to reopen Thailand's international airport after a week-long closure that stranded 300,000 tourists.

'Explosives found' at Mumbai station

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Police found explosives hidden in a bag in Mumbai's main train station today, which they said were left over from last week's attacks.

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