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16 October 2013

Publication Date : 16-10-2013


The Malacca state government in Malaysia has revived the controversial bridge project linking the state and Dumai, Indonesia, after a 7-year-lull, The Star reports. The Bohol and Cebu provinces have been placed under a state of calamity, after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Philippines Tuesday morning, killing at least 99, and affecting about 2 million lives, Philippine Daily Inquirer writes. The Indonesian government has expressed concern that the increasing obesity rate in the country will weigh down the state budget, The Jakarta Post says. Japan is looking to use big data - a collection of massive amounts of digital data - to boost its tourism sector, The Yomiuri Shimbun writes. Beijing-Tokyo relations are unlikely to see improvement anytime soon, if Prime Minister Abe's speech in his country's parliament on Tuesday is any indication, a Chinese expert says, according to China Daily.




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