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China's National People's Congress Standing Committee has decided that candidates for Hong Kong's next chief executive must be endorsed by a majority of a nominating committee, China Daily reports. Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, writes Philippine Daily Inquirer. At least three people were killed and hundreds injured in the last 48 hours as the anti-government protest by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek anti-government protests morphed into a bloody battlefield, says Dawn. The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail will create slew of new industries that will benefit both countries, according to The Star. Several northern provinces in Thailand especially the Muang district in Chiang Mai suffered severe flooding after days of heavy downpour, says The Nation.

 

 

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