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Duty Editor: Sarah Titterton

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ASIA NEWS HIGHLIGHTS ON WEDNESDAY

+ Philippines typhoon relief effort builds

PHILIPPINES

-- An international relief effort builds to help survivors of a super typhoon feared to have killed more than 10,000 people, as survivors grow increasingly desperate (PHILIPPINES-WEATHER-TYPHOON)

-- OTHER AGENDA ITEMS --

AUSTRALIA

-- Cricket. England v New South Wales XI in Sydney (CRICKET-AUS-ENG-ASHES)

BANGLADESH

-- Monitoring ongoing protests and clashes with police by Bangladesh's garment workers over poor pay (BANGLADESH-UNREST-TEXTILE-WAGE-LABOUR)

CHINA

-- European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis response Kristalina Georgieva gives a speech and Q&A at Chinese Academy of Governance (CHINA-EUROPE-DISASTER)

-- Swimming. First day of two-day FINA short course World Cup in Beijing (SWIM-PRIX-CHN)

INDIA

-- India's Tata Steel expected to report second quarter earnings (INDIA-BRITAIN-STEEL-COMPANY-TATA-EARNINGS)

JAPAN

-- Lower house panel to summon Mizuho Bank President Yasuhiro Sato over scandal involving loans to gangsters (JAPAN-BANKING-MIZUHO-CRIME)

MALAYSIA

-- US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew arrives in Malaysia at 0700 GMT for a two-day stop on his Asia tour to boost support for a massive trans-Pacific free-trade agreement (MALAYSIA-US-ECONOMY-TRADE-DIPLOMACY)

SOUTH KOREA

-- Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold summit talks with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. Joint press conference at 0540 GMT (SKOREA-RUSSIA-DIPLOMACY)

THAILAND

-- Monitoring ongoing anti-government street protests in Bangkok sparked by an amnesty bill which may have allowed the return of self-exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, but which was rejected by the Thai senate (THAILAND-POLITICS-PROTEST-AMNESTY)

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