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An opposition leader convicted of war crimes during Bangladesh's war of independence in 1971 is executed, The Daily Star reports. South Korea scores a US$1.1 billion contract with to sell 24 light attack fighters in the country’s largest aircraft export deal, The Korea Herald reports. An international human rights watchdog has urged the Philippine president to declare the deadly attacks on Filipino journalists a “national catastrophe”, Philippine Daily Inquirer reports. China's effort to cover foreign workers in its social security net has received a lukewarm response, with authorities conceding that one-fifth of expat workers enrolled in social security programmes, China Daily reports. During the ongoing 27th Southeast Asian Games, Myanmar is keen to use the biennial sporting showcase to signal its commitment to openness to the world, The Jakarta Post reports.
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