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The international investigation team has decided to pass the black boxes from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to the United Kingdom Air Accidents Investigation Branch for forensic analysis, The Star reports. Schools and offices are cancelled today in all parts of Taiwan except Lienchiang County near mainland China as Typhoon Matmo makes its landfall on Wednesday morning, writes The China Post. A meat supplier's practice of selling expired chicken and beef to top fast-food chains in China has highlighted loopholes in quality and safety control in the food supply chain, says China Daily. The provisional constitution drafted by Thailand's military junta has been approved by the King, putting the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) in charge of national security, according to The Nation. A 29-year-old suspected jihad preacher in the Philippines has been arrested and deported back to his home country Australia, Philippine Daily Inquirer reports.


 

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