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18 July 2012

Publication Date : 18-07-2012

 

Indonesian president calls for containing the South China Sea dispute and preventing it from escalating into violence, The Straits Times reports. Amid tension, Philippine president thanks China for funding a dam project and underscores need for cooperation and respect among neighbouring nations, according to Philippine Daily Inquirer. Twenty nine schools in Bangkok suspend classes in the wake of hand, foot, and mouth disease, says The Nation. Chinese premier invites US to work together saying there are more cooperation than competition for China and the US, China Daily writes. Tens of thousands of people gather in Tokyo in the largest antinuclear protest since the Fukushima nuclear crisis started in March 2011, reports The Yomiuri Shimbun.

 

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