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Thailand has granted permission to the United States to fly its planes over Thai territorial waters to search and rescue boat people in the Indian Ocean, The Nation reports. The 19-year-old S'pore student detained last month for planning to join terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria intended to kill president Tony Tan Keng Yam and PM Lee Hsien Loong if he could not leave Singapore for Syria, says The Straits Times. China has confirmed the first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome, writes China Daily. The complete overhaul of Malaysia Airlines will include 10 new subsidiaries, according to The Star. All residents Kuchinoerabujima island in Japan have been evacuated following the eruption of Mount Shindake, The Japan News.
 

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