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Thailand, Hong Kong activists form alliance

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will hold a special session in parliament next week as protesters repeat calls for him to quit. Thousands have rallied for six straight days in Bangkok, and the movement is also finding support in Hong Kong. Dubbed the “Milk Tea Alliance”, activists in both places …

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Vietnam: Dozens killed after storm unleashes floods

At least 36 people have died in flooding in Vietnam, as Tropical Storm Nangka makes landfall. The coast has been hit by a series of weather fronts in recent days, and more rain is expected. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Chappelle reports. – Subscribe to our channel: – Follow us on Twitter: …

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Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim meets king in challenge for leadership

Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim met the Southeast Asian nation’s king on Tuesday morning and said he passed over documents proving he had the parliamentary support needed to become prime minister and urged incumbent Muhyiddin Yassin to resign. At a press conference in Kuala Lumpur after the hour-long meeting, Anwar …

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Islamic groups back anti-jobs law protests in Indonesia

Several Islamic organisations in Indonesia are throwing their weight behind the anti-jobs law protest movement. An omnibus law intended to cut red tape, streamline regulations, and encourage foreign investment was passed last week. But unions say it will erode workers’ rights. It is the second week of protests against the …

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Bangladesh: Hundreds protest over viral video of attack on woman

Hundreds of Bangladeshis have staged protests and scuffled with police this week after a video of a disadvantaged woman being attacked was posted online. Human rights groups say abuses against women are only getting worse. Al Jazeera’s Leah Harding reports. – Subscribe to our channel: – Follow us on Twitter: …

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Tens of thousands of Indonesians protest over new labour law

Tens of thousands of student demonstrators have fought with police in the Indonesian capital as they protest against a new labour law. Police had tried to stop the unrest from spreading to Jakarta by blocking factory workers who planned to take part. Authorities say demonstrating during the pandemic puts lives …

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US bans palm oil imports from Malaysian producer FGV

The United States has banned imports of palm oil from a Malaysian company, after a probe into allegations it uses forced labour. The company says it is disappointed with the move because it has been actively trying to fix the situation. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Kuala Lumpur. – …

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