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Two planes carrying 40 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH17 have arrived in the Netherlands, The Star reports. Typhoon Matmo struck Fujian province on Wednesday with wind gusts reaching as high as 108km per hour, writes China Daily. Indonesia presidential election runner-up Prabowo Subianto will file a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court over his claims of election fraud by rival Joko Widodo, says The Jakarta Post. Cautious optimism is growing for enhanced inter-Korean ties as both sides hope for a breakthrough after the deadlock caused by Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions, according to The Korea Herald. A car bomb killed two people and wounded eight others in front of a cockfighting ring in Pattani, The Nation reports.

 

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