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Philippine President Benigno Aquino will again push for a "code of conduct" governing the contentious South China Sea during the upcoming Asean summit in Kuala Lumpur, The Straits Times reports. Japanese novelist novelist Haruki Murakami says Japan must apologise repeatedly to China and the other countries it invaded in the 20th century until its former victims have heard the apology enough times, China Daily reports. Japan’s natural population decline has reached to an estimated 251,000, the largest drop on record, The Yomiri Shimbun quotes cites internal affairs ministry’s population estimates as of October 1. A South Korean prosecution team secures a fresh list of politicians who allegedly received illegal funds in a widening probe into a graft scandal, The Korea Herald says. Masood Hamid, Director Marketing, Pakistan Herald Publications Limited, was found murdered in his car on Friday night, The Dawn Media Group says in a statement.
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