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17 June 2012

Publication Date : 17-06-2012


China's fourth manned spacecraft lifts off at 6:37 pm on Saturday, sending its first female astronaut into space, marking its most ambitious space mission to date, reports China Daily. Due to stormy weather, the Philippine president orders home two Philippine ships engaged in a standoff with China over Scarborough Shoal, says Philippine Daily Inquirer. Malaysian authorities are stepping up vigilance nationwide against the haze that is expected to worsen in the next few days, reports The Star. Thailand and the US will be setting up a panel to develop a regional humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief training centre in Rayong, writes The Nation. Amid criticisms, the Indian government says it is taking steps to address the economic slowdown, according to The Statesman.


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