With the opening of the new superexpress train line, the hot spring resorts in Ishikawa Prefecture may expect a boost in tourist arrivals. -Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN
Twenty multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) cases have been found in West Jakarta.- Jakarta Post/ANN
More than 20 major transnational gangs are plaguing Thailand. -The Nation/ANN
Major nonlife insurance companies soon will start selling new products to insure cell-cultivating companies against errors. -Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN
The company holds a press conference to apologise for a "misunderstanding" with the Taichung City Government's Health Bureau regarding its use of lard oil. -China Post/ANN
Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) officials placed the number of survivors at 110, with three confirmed dead and 14 injured. -PDI/ANN
A police detective died early Sunday morning after he was assaulted by a violent mob. -China Post/ANN
For some single men in rural areas, the cost of marrying a Chinese woman is so high that marriage to a foreign wife is a viable solution. -China Daily/ANN
Japan is under pressure from the international community to change its unapologetic stance and take due steps to console the aging victims and compensate for their sufferings. -Korea Herald/ANNkorea
The number of organic vegetable farms has increased from a handful of trailblazers in the 1990s to several hundred today as consumers are more careful about food safety. -AFP

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