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At least 65 are feared dead in a metal products factory blast in Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province, China Daily reports. A new type of cyber attack that sends data to internet service providers’ servers via home routers has caused internet failures in at least 4.8 million households in Japan since spring, Yomiuri Shimbun writes. Most of the high-profile academics recruited into Thailands's National Legislative Assembly share an anti-Thaksin stance, says The Nation. There could be a total collapse of Libya's healthcare system with the mass evacuation of Filipino health workers as most of the hospitals there are staffed by Filipinos, according to Philippine Daily Inquirer. Motorists will soon have to pay higher toll rates on the Singapore side of the Causeway, after the Land Transport Authority said that it will match Malaysia's new levies in the next few weeks, The Straits Times reports.

 

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Tokyo Philharmonic celebrates 103th anniversary with world tour

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Incheon’s 100 years of Chinese diaspora

Incheon’s 100 years of Chinese diaspora
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Film unveils dark side of China's TV talent shows

Film unveils dark side of China's TV talent shows
Film attempts to justify Chinese TV's young stars and celebrates a decade of televised talent shows in the country

Love knows no border

Love knows no border
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Filipino designer makes waves abroad–from weaving

Filipino designer makes waves abroad–from weaving
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Big plans for tiny times

Big plans for tiny times
The latest installment of the highly criticised but immensely popular film series about a group of wealthy Shanghai youngsters is about to hit Chinese cinemas

Understanding contemporary South Korea through K-pop

Understanding contemporary South Korea through K-pop
Sociologist John Lie critically examines development of K-pop in new book


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