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16 June 2012

Publication Date : 16-06-2012


South Korea and the US agree to use a comprehensive missile defence strategy to deal with threats from North Korea’s long-range missiles, reports The Korea Herald. Analysts say the sectarian violence between Muslims and Buddhists in Western Myanmar highlights the fragility of relations between the country's ethnic groups, writes The Straits Times. The Indonesian government is blamed for the escalating violence in Papua, which have so far claimed 17 lives in the past month, says The Jakarta Post. Haze reaches unhealthy levels with the worse yet to come in Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs with the hot, dry spell sweeping across Indonesia, reports The Star.  China's first female astronaut blasts off today in the country's first manned space docking mission, says China Daily.


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