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The Kuala Lumpur police warn that the planned Bersih rally this weekend may take a violent turn, The Star reports. A new umbrella group for insurgents from southern Thailand demand the government to make resolution of the unrest a national priority after the conclusion of a peace talk in Kuala Lumpur, says The Nation. Luxury hotels are opening up one after another in Tokyo in preparation for the 2020 Olympics, writes The Yomiuri Shimbun. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has dismissed some members of the ruling party's central military commission, according to a report in The Korea Herald. Forty-five people have been recently sentenced in the restive Xinjiang region for trying to go abroad illegally to participate in jihad, China Daily reports.
 
 

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