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The approval rating for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s second Cabinet stands at 43 per cent, the lowest level since its inauguration, according to the latest Yomiuri Shimbun poll. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III delivers his final State of the Nation Address amid cheers and jeers, Philippine Daily Inquirer writes. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha states for the first time that he would be reshuffling his Cabinet, around the time his government completes its first year in power, according to The Nation. South Korea’s top spy agency chief categorically denies allegations the agency used a hacking program to wiretap citizens during the first session of a bipartisan parliamentary committee that aims to probe any wrongdoings by the NIS, says The Korea Herald. The impact of El Nino on China is expected to last until the end of this year, and the country could experience stronger typhoons and a longer typhoon season as a result, China Daily reports.

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