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Nepal could face increased food insecurity in the wake of the Great Earthquake which will adversely hit summer crop plantation as well as winter harvests, The Kathmandu Post reports. Thailand discovers at least 32 shallow graves believed to belong to trafficked migrants on a remote and rugged mountain in border district Sadao, in Songkhla, according to The Nation. Australia seeks swift repair to Jakarta ties after executions, a report in The Jakarta Post states.  Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has brushed aside allegations from his critics, saying that he would not entertain such matters or be distracted from his focus on Malaysia’s development, The Star reports. Manny Pacquiao tipped the scales at 145 pounds Friday during the weigh-in for his welterweight showdown against Floyd Mayweather Jr at MGM Grand, the Philippine Daily Inquirer writes.

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NEPAL QUAKE: Hell in the hinterlands
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Hyun Bin makes TV comeback

Hyun Bin makes TV comeback
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