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Tokyo (AFP) - A Sri Lankan detainee died after collapsing at a detention centre in Japan, an official said December 2, the latest in a string of similar cases that critics say illustrates a shameful attitude to immigrants.

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The two Myanmar migrant workers accused of the murder of two British tourists on Thailand’s Koh Tao island have written a letter appealing for witnesses in support of their defense.

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Police in Malaysia investigating the murders of 23 Myanmar nationals say their deaths are linked to communal tensions in Rakhine State, a Malaysian news website has reported.

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Discussions between Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-O-Chaand and Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak, at Malaysian Government House on December 1, 2014. Photo: Royal Thai Government

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-O-Cha held talks with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak on December 1, during which they were expected to discuss the deadly Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand along their shared border.

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Hanoi (AFP) - Vietnamese police said they had arrested a blogger for posting "bad content" about the government, as part of a long-running crackdown on online dissent in Myanmar’s ASEAN neighbour.

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Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong's leader said Monday that pro-democracy protests were "in vain" after police used pepper spray and batons on students trying to storm government headquarters overnight, in some of the worst violence since the rallies began.