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Security at all immigration checkpoints in Malaysia has been tightened following a report that four Chinese Uighur jihadists linked to the Islamic State terror group had transited in Malaysia before being arrested in Indonesia, The Star reports. Police investigation into the murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao, Thailand, has shifted from migrant workers to friends of the male victim, says The Nation. Singapore has been named among Asia’s top 10 cities, in a ranking that focuses on economies that best fuel job and income growth, writes The Straits Times. China and India highlighted their determination to boost ties with not only key agreements but also relaxed protocol procedures during Chinese president Xi Jinping's visit to India, according to China Daily. More than 30,000 people fled their homes as Mayon Volcano continued to send huge lava fragments down its slopes in what volcanologists called “gentle eruption”, Philippine Daily Inquirer reports.


 

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