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All roads lead to Myanmar as ministers from Asean countries and a senior official from the United States head to Nay Pyi Taw for intensive diplomatic talks to find a solution to the migrants exodus to Southeast Asia, The Nation reports. China asserts its right to monitor airspace and waters near its islands in the South China Sea in response to reports of an exchange between the Chinese navy and a US surveillance plane, says China Daily. Meanwhile, in a report by The Straits Times, China's navy warns off an American surveillance plane flying over islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, raising fears that the Chinese might try to enforce an air exclusion zone over the area.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye nominates Justice Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn as the new prime minister, calling him “the right man” to achieve political reforms proposed in the wake of a high-profile graft scandal involving her close confidants, The Korea Herald reports. A committee investigating the Japanese government’s handling of a hostage crisis in which two nationals were killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militant group concludes that “it cannot be said that there was a mistake” in the government’s efforts to have them freed, The Yomiuri Shimbun writes.

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