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ASIA AGENDA ITEMS ON FRIDAY
+ 29 dead in S. Korea fitness center blaze 
+ 19 hurt as car ploughs into crowd in Melbourne
+ 4 dead, 11 missing as ferry capsizes off Philippines
SOUTH KOREA
– Following after at least 29 people are killed and 26 injured in a major blaze at a fitness centre building in the South Korean city of Jecheon, in one of the country’s worst fire disasters.
AUSTRALIA
– Monitoring latest updates after 19 people were hurt, some critically, when a car ploughed into pedestrians in Australia’s second-largest city in an incident police said was a ‘deliberate act’ but not terror-related.
PHILIPPINES
– Rescuers search for 11 people missing after ferry with hundreds on board capsizes at sea, killing four.
– OTHER AGENDA ITEMS – 
CHINA
– Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets with Gambian President Adama Barrow, after the two countries re-established diplomatic relations last year.
– Chinese National People’s Congress Standing Committee meets to approve several bills.
INDIA
– Cricket. India v Sri Lanka, second Twenty20 international at Indore.
JAPAN
– Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet to approve a budget bill for the next fiscal year.
MALAYSIA
– Protest to take place against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with Prime Minister Najib Razak to address the gathering.
PHILIPPINES
– Tropical Storm Tembin is scheduled to slam into the south of the country overnight Thursday, less than a week after Tropical Storm Kai-Tak kills more than 40 people in the central islands.
VIETNAM
– Vietnamese anti-China activist Tran Thi Nga to appeal her nine-year prison sentence for ‘anti-state activity’.