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Thai police will request help from the FBI to test the semen found in the body of a female British backpacker brutally murdered on the resort island of Koh Tao, The Nation reports. Filmmaker Tan Pin Pin, whose documentary To Singapore, With Love was banned by Singapore, has yet to decide whether she will submit an appeal to reverse the decision, writes The Star. E-commerce giant Alibaba ended its first day of trading at $93.89 a piece, following a record initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, says China Daily. North Korea is expected to fall behind schedule in releasing a preliminary report on its new investigation into abductions of Japanese nationals by its agents, according to The Yomiuri Shimbun. The 2014 Asian Games has kicked off on Friday for a 16-day run in Incheon, The Korea Herald reports.

 

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