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19 August 2012

Publication Date : 19-08-2012


Japanese nationalists land on an island at the heart of a corrosive territorial row with China today in a move likely to further inflame tensions with Beijing, The Korea Herald reports. Philippines' Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo is still missing even as parts of the ill-fated plane that was supposed to bring him to Naga City have been found, Philippine Daily Inquirer says. Pakistan to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, tomorrow as the Shawal moon was not sighted, according to Dawn. Construction of new bullet train route starts in Kyushu, writes The Yomiuri Shimbun. Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra cites an index by private firm that showed her government's rising efficiency in tackling corruption, reports The Nation.


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