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North Korea has postponed its report on the investigation of Japanese abductees, The Yomiuri Shimbun reports. Malaysia PM Najib Razak denies taking money from the government investment arm 1MDB as alleged by a report on the Wall Street Journal, says The Star. The Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) patient in Thailand has been given the all-clear to return to his home country, writes The Nation. Meanwhile, a report in The Korea Herald mentions that another doctor at the Samsung Group hospital has contracted Mers.A survivor from the Medan military aircraft crash recounts being sent flying as the plane hit the residential area, The Straits Times reports.
 
 

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