JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Drug convict Zulfiqar Ali was spared from execution which saw four drug convicts killed.

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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Amid a tense discussion among the Philippines’ top officials including former leaders, President Rodrigo Duterte was a source of both “great inputs” and “in-house entertainment.” 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Acting on the order of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has issued a memorandum saying that the presidential plane will not be given priority landings and takeoffs. 

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Drug convict Zulfiqar Ali was spared from execution which saw four drug convicts killed.

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - Profit after tax and minority interests at PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk jumped 121.2 per cent to 858 billion rupiah or US$65.29 million for the six months ended June 30 from a year ago.

PUTRAJAYA (The Star/ANN) - The National Security Council Act will be used on cases that threaten national security, says the chief police.

SEPANG (The Star/ANN) - Malaysia has been a council member of  International Civil Aviation Orga­­nisation since 2007.

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KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Diver Pandelela Rinong Pamg is one of Malaysia's hopes to win a medal at the Rio Olympics.

DINAJPUR, Bangladesh (The Daily Star/ANN) - The story behind one of the killed militants of Dhaka raid.

DHAKA/RANGPUR (The Daily Star/ANN) - Raihan was the Dhaka region coordinator of the "new JMB". He had been maintaining a close relationship with JMB militants since he was primary-level student of a madrasa.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam has attracted almost US$12.9 billion foreign direct investment in the first seven months of this year, a surge of 47 per cent compared with last year's figure.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - One person was killed and five others injured as Typhoon Mirinae struck Vietnam on Wednesday night. The storm also toppled trees, cut power lines and disrupted traffic.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Military weighs 'security measures' for national security, strategic balance.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Chinese consortium could launch bid for soccer club Leeds United.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Two of the representatives were leading figures in the anti-curriculum movement last year.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward 10 major plans to boost cooperation with Africa in the next three years and said China would provide a $60 billion investment package to finance the implementation of the initiatives.