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Beijing hits back at criticism from US President Barack Obama over a counter terrorism law being considered by Chinese lawmakers, China Daily writes. South Korea's National Assembly passes a landmark anticorruption bill ― ending years of partisan fighting over the details ― that aims to bar all public servants and their spouses as well as journalists and teachers from receiving kickbacks, according to The Korea Herald. Preparations for the execution of 10 death row convicts in Indonesia are nearly complete, with the convicts set to be transferred before the end of the week, The Jakarta Post reports. A Chiang Mai University heart specialist raises concern over rising heart attack cases amid the recent surge in serious air pollution in north Thailand, The Nation says. Gunma University Hospital in Japan makes public a final report on its investigation into the death of eight patients after laparoscopic liver surgeries, and concludes that “there were errors in all cases”, says The Yomiuri Shimbun.

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