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COMING UP: #RWC19 starts on Friday

The Rugby World Cup 2019 gets underway on Friday night when hosts Japan take on Russia in the opening game at the capital’s Tokyo Stadium. In the leadup to the 20-nation, 48-match tournament, played at 12 different venues around Japan, locals are welcoming the rugby players and volunteers are getting ready to welcome fans from around the world. (Video: NHK News)

FEATURING: Strong demand for durian

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is developing large-scale plantations of Musang King durian to satisfy a strong demand from international markets. China alone requires 1,000 tonnes of durian a month which farmers are hard-pressed to fill. Known as the King of Malaysian fruits, durians are famous for their powerful aroma, distinctive taste and custardy texture. (Video: RTM News)