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Indian Congress Party vice president Rahul Ganhi speaks at the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Jawaharlal Nehru in New Delhi, India on November 13, 2014. Photo: Harish Tyagi/EPA

Beleaguered Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi came under new pressure January 30 when a former minister accused his aides of waging a dirty tricks campaign against her and said his Congress party was undemocratic.

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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha attends the first session of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in Busan City, South Korea, 12 December 2014. EPA/Ahn Young-Joon
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attends the first session of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in Busan City, South Korea, December 12, 2014. Photo: Ahn Young-Joon/EPA

A prominent leader of the Thai opposition Red Shirt movement and a former minister on January 30 became the latest critic of Thailand's junta forced to report to barracks for "attitude adjustment" as the military ramps up its campaign against dissent.

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China's official news agency on January 30 likened the Philippines to a "crying baby" for seeking international support against island-building in disputed waters by Beijing, denouncing its efforts as "pathetic."

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (L) gives his condolenses to the families members of the forty four killed police commandos during the during the necrological service at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig, south of Manila, Philippines, 30 January 2015. Photo: EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (L) gives his condolenses to the families members of the forty four killed police commandos during the during the necrological service at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig, south of Manila, Philippines, 30 January 2015. Photo: EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Philippine government and negotiators representing the Moro Islamic Liberation Frontmet in Malaysia on January 30, forging ahead with talks on disarming the guerrillas despite a historic peace deal struck last year being thrown into doubt by a deadly clash.

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Members of the Bangladesh Coast Guard searching for survivors of the sunken trawler after it sank carrying more than 100 passengers traveling to Malaysia, at the Khudiyar Tek Point in the Kutubdiya Channel, Bangladesh, 29 January 2015. Photo: EPA/Bangladesh Coast Guard
Members of the Bangladesh Coast Guard searching for survivors of the sunken trawler after it sank carrying more than 100 passengers traveling to Malaysia, at the Khudiyar Tek Point in the Kutubdiya Channel, Bangladesh, 29 January 2015. Photo: EPA/Bangladesh Coast Guard

DHAKA (AFP) - Dozens of people are missing after an overloaded fishing trawler carrying migrants to Malaysia sank in strong currents off the coast of Bangladesh on January 29, officials said.

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Students who turned 18 participate in an adult ceremony held to mark the Chinese Youth Day at a school in Qingdao city, Shandong province, eastern China, 04 May 2014. Photo: EPA/WU HONG

BEIJING (AFP) - China's education minister has vowed to ban university textbooks which promote "Western values", state media said, in the latest sign of ideological tightening under President Xi Jinping.