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Thai protesters call for nationwide action

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is under growing pressure, with a fourth day of protests demanding her ouster. Thousands of protesters have surrounded at least five government ministries. Yingluck now faces a "no confidence" vote in parliament. She is expected to win that vote, as her party controls the House of Representatives.

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Thailand protests: More ministries surrounded in Bangkok

The BBC's Jonathan Head reports from Bangkok

Thai protesters have surrounded several more government ministries, amid anti-government demonstrations in Bangkok.

The protesters want PM Yingluck Shinawatra's government to resign, saying it is controlled by her brother - ousted former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.

After a huge rally on Sunday, they marched to several Bangkok locations.

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Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia after spy row

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrives to attend a session of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, on Nov 17, 2013. Mr Abbott said on Wednesday he hoped to establish a "security roundtable" with Indonesia, seeking to rebuild a strategic relationship with a key Asian neighbour damaged by allegations of spying by Canberra. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS        

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he hoped to establish a "security roundtable" with Indonesia, seeking to rebuild a strategic relationship with a key Asian neighbour damaged by allegations of spying by Canberra.

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Spying reports: KL and Jakarta call in Singapore envoys

Indonesia's Vice-Foreign Minister Mr Wardana summoned Singapore ambassador to Indonesia Anil Kumar Nayar on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013, to clarify reports that Singapore had assisted Australia and the United States in spying on countries in the region. The meeting came as Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (above) said he has instructed Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa to clarify with the ambassadors of Singapore and South Korea reports that their countries assisted Australia and the United States in electronic surveillance of Asian countries. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

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Indonesians protest at Australia war memorial over spying

A protester holds up an Indonesian flag during a rally outside the Australian Embassy demanding the Australian government to apologise following reports of the phone tapping of Indonesian leaders in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013. Hundreds of Indonesians protested at an Australian war memorial on Borneo island on Wednesday, in the latest show of anger over allegations of spying that have sparked a diplomatic crisis. -- PHOTO: AP

JAKARTA (AFP) - Hundreds of Indonesians protested at an Australian war memorial on Borneo island on Wednesday, in the latest show of anger over allegations of spying that have sparked a diplomatic crisis.

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