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Occupy Central organisers in Hong Kong are ramping up preparations for a "peaceful" sit-in to protest against Beijing's decision on Hong Kong's constitutional reform, The Straits Times reports. Negotiating teams of the protesting parties held talks with a grand opposition jirga to ease political tensions in Pakistan, says Dawn. Two special forces soldiers in South Korea have died of apparent suffocation during a harsh training which was introduced this year to help soldiers experience the hardships during captivity, writes The Korea Herald. Chinese and Indian companies are working on a joint bid for five high-speed railway projects in India, according to China Daily. Steps are being taken to curb dengue fever in Japan as the number of infections in the country continues to climb, Yomiuri Shimbun reports.

 

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