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ASIA NEWS HIGHLIGHTS ON SUNDAY

+ S.Korea PM resigns over slow handling of ferry disaster

+ Obama courts Southeast Asia from Malaysia

SOUTH KOREA

Coverage after South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won tendered his resignation over Sewol ferry tragedy that left more than 300 dead or missing, as treacherous conditions hamper search for bodies trapped inside boat (SKOREA-ACCIDENT-BOAT)

MALAYSIA

-- Coverage of the second day of Barack Obama's landmark visit to Malaysia. He is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Najib Razak at midday, followed by a joint press conference, and will later hold a town-hall meeting with Southeast Asian youth leaders in the afternoon (MALAYSIA-US-POLITICS-ASIA-DIPLOMACY)

-- OTHER AGENDA ITEMS --

AFGHANISTAN

-- Reporting after preliminary results show the presidential election is set for a second-round run-off between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani (AFGHANISTAN-ELECTION-UNREST)

AUSTRALIA/MALAYSIA

-- Coverage of Malaysia's investigation into missing flight MH370 with the seabed search area in the Indian Ocean being extended(MALAYSIA-CHINA-AUSTRALIA-AVIATION)

AUSTRALIA

-- Football. A-League semi-final. Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory, in Brisbane from 0700 GMT (FBL-AUS)

-- Moving a FEATURE on how the sale of Sydney's rich harbour history is sparking outrage among residents

(AUSTRALIA-HOUSING-PROPERTY-SYDNEY)

CHINA

-- Third round of Volvo China Open (GOLF-EPGA-ASIA-CHN)

-- Moving a FOCUS on how world's biggest automakers are racing to cash in on smog-weary Chinese citizens by offering in-car air purifiers (CHINA-AUTO-SHOW-ENVIRONMENT)

HONG KONG

-- Racing. International race horses take part in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (RACING-HKG)

INDIA

-- Reporting on developments in India's marathon general election expected to vault the opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party to power (INDIA-ELECTION)

-- Moving FOCUS on Indian politics still dominated by men (INDIA-ELECTION-WOMEN)

INDONESIA

-- Golf. Asian Tour. Indonesian Masters (GOLF-ASIA-INA)

MYANMAR

-- Buddhist groups and political parties attend conference on the future of western Rakhine State after sectarian unrest (MYANMAR-POLITICS-UNREST-MINORITIES)

NORTH KOREA

-- Monitoring after North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un made a flurry of trips to military installations, according to state media reports, as fears grow Pyongyang may be readying to carry out another nuclear test (NKorea-military-KIM)

TAIWAN

-- Anti-nuclear groups march in support of 72-year-old activist Lin Yi-hsiung's indefinite hunger strike against a nearly completed nuclear power plant. From 0600 GMT (TAIWAN-ENERGY-NUCLEAR-ENVIRONMENT-DEMO)

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