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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has apologised to the ruler of the Selangor state for his remarks on the convention practised in the appointment of the chief minister, The Star reports. Alibaba Group Holding priced its initial public offering at $68 a share in the latest sign of strong investor appetite for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut, writes China Daily. Heavy rains induced by tropical storm “Mario” and the southwest monsoon triggered gutter-deep floods in several parts of Metro Manila, says Philippine Daily Inquirer. Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha apologised for his controversial remarks suggesting that tourists in bikinis would be safe unless they are attractive, according to The Nation. The Japanese government has decided to offer a total of $25.5 million in humanitarian aid for displaced people in Iraq and refugees in neighbouring countries of Syria, The Yomiuri Shimbun reports.
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