Bangladesh police clash with protesters in Dhaka
6 January 2013 Last updated at 18:35 GMT
In Bangladesh, police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at opposition supporters in the capital Dhaka.
The main opposition party, the BNP, and its allies were holding a one-day nationwide strike to protest against a recent rise in fuel prices.
Schools and businesses closed and thousands of police officers were on the streets.
The BBC's Anbarasan Ethijaran reports from Dhaka.