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YANGON -- Eight more bodies were recovered, bringing the death toll to 41 in a monsoon landslide on Friday in Myanmar's Mon state, Myanmar Fire Services Department said on Saturday.

Search and rescue operations are still underway, the department said.

The mountainside of Ma-lat mountain collapsed due to the monsoon downpour at 7:00 a.m. local time on Friday. (Myanmar-Landslide)

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MUMBAI -- The death toll from floods in the three Indian states has risen to 104, with heavy rains and landslides forcing several thousands to flee home, official data showed on Saturday.

To add to the woes, Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra. (India-Flood-Toll)

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HONG KONG -- Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam has urged an end to violence to lift Hong Kong out of the economic plight.

Before speaking to the press on Friday, Lam met with 33 representatives from major economic sectors including tourism, retailing, finance and banking to discuss on how the HKSAR government and different sectors of Hong Kong can pool joint efforts to bring Hong Kong out of the economic mire. (Hong Kong-Violence-Economy)

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SEOUL -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-range projectiles off its east coast on Saturday, the fifth such launch in over two weeks, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

The projectiles, presumed to have been short-range ballistic missiles, were launched at 5:34 a.m. and 5:50 a.m. local time each from the DPRK's eastern coastal city of Hamhung in South Hamgyong province into its eastern waters. (S.Korea-DPRK-Projectiles)

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HONG KONG -- A spokesperson for the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Friday denounced the remarks made by the U.S. State Department spokesperson on Thursday as a blatant slander against China, which has confounded right with wrong and again exposed U.S. gangster logic and hegemonic thinking.

It is reported the U.S. State Department spokesperson said at a news briefing on Thursday that "leaking an American diplomat's private information ... is what a thuggish regime would do" and that "American diplomats ... meet with opposition protesters, not just in Hong Kong or China." In response, the spokesperson for the commissioner's office said that China deplores and firmly opposes the remarks. (China-U.S.-Hong Kong) Enditem

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