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The Joint Agency Coordination Centre is steadfast in its belief that the missing Flight MH370 is in the southern Indian Ocean despite earlier false leads,The Star reports. Outgoing US ambassador confirmed that US will resume the annual Cobra Gold military exercise in Thailand next year, writes The Nation. A state think tank said that China's annual growth target will be around 7 per cent in 2015, in line with economists' forecasts that the country's economic slowdown will continue next year, says China Daily. US agreed to pay Philippines US$1.94 million for the damage caused by its navy ship on the Tubbataha reefs in Palawan province last year, according to Philippine Daily Inquirer. The Yomiuri Shimbun notes that Japan and US are key to ending the TPP deadlock as discussions among the 12 participating countries remain at a standstill.

 

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