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The death toll from the military aircraft crash in Indonesia reaches 116, The Jakarta Post reports. Thai police indicate that a Swiss national held in Thailand for an alleged blackmail attempt linked to the controversial 1Malaysia Development Berhad could be jailed there, says The Straits Times. Fitch maintains Malaysia's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating at A- and local currency at A, with the outlook revised to stable from negative previously, writes a report in The Star. China aims to reduce its energy consumption per unit of economic output by 60 to 65 per cent from its 2005 level, according to China Daily. Investigations reveal that two explosions ripped through the crowd at the Taipei water park blast on Saturday, The China Post reports.
 

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