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South Korean police have found the body of a man believed to be the fugitive owner of the sunken ferry Sewol, The Korea Herald reports. Police in Jakarta will close access to the city in anticipation of the chaos that may ensue after the winner of the presidential election is announced later today, says The Jakarta Post. A Filipino construction worker was decapitated in Libya after being kidnapped by an armed militia, writes Philippine Daily Inquirer. Media groups in Thailand have called on the National Council for Peace and Order to revoke or change its latest announcement on control measures over the industry, according to The Nation. Typhoon Rammasun has left a trail of destruction and caused the deaths of 11 people in northern Vietnam, Viet Nam News reports.

 

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