Asia Summary: Hagupit heads toward Manila

Hagupit heads towards Manila 

  • Typhoon has killed 21 in the Philippines so far; downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves westward towards capital.

'Nearly one in four' Australians fighting in Syria dead

  • Australia's Attorney General tells  The Australian that 'at least' 20 of 90 Australians who went to fight for ISIS have been killed. 

Singapore to help build new Indian city

  • New Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to develop its own capital; will cost estimated $17 billion. 

Hong Kong authorities set to clear Admiralty protest site

  • Inunction against protest blockade to be detailed in local newspapers today; up to 7,000 police officers expected to clear protest site in the next 48 hours.