MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - More than 300 suspected drug users, pushers and dealers have been killed by police or vigilantes across the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte took office on June 30.

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TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiping Island on South China Sea is currently under Taiwan's control, the fishermen plan a trip to there to assert Taiwan's claim after an international arbitration court ruled Taiping to be a rock rather than an island.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thailand and Japan are still fine-tuning their security dialogue to make sure they are on the same page.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Dr Azad Moopen, a physician-turned-entrepreneur from India, made it his mission to give 50 children from the Philippines free heart surgery so they can live life to the full.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Ramco Systems is a leading enterprise software provider on cloud, mobile and tablets.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte will address Congress for the first time tomorrow afternoon, but as he is a friend of the Left, protesters will not try to march to the doorstep of the House to disrupt his State of the Nation Address or burn his effigy on the road, as they did under his predecessors.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine police have come under intense criticism over the spate of killings, particularly of suspected drug users or dealers, since the start of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, who has publicly backed executions as a tool to arrest a crime wave.

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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Reed Bank, located off the coast of Palawan, is believed to be the Philippines' next important source of oil and natural gas.

DAVAO CITY (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Former President Fidel V. Ramos accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to be the Philippines’ special envoy to China for talks on the South China Sea dispute.

DAVAO CITY (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech “will awaken the patriot in every Filipino.”

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte will not grant invitations for him to make guest of honour appearances so as to not further aggravate the worsening traffic situation in the metropolis.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - More than 300 suspected drug users, pushers and dealers have been killed by police or vigilantes across the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte took office on June 30.

JOHOR BARU (The Star/ANN) - The victims are a group of Indonesians trying to leave Malaysia by boat.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - A Nepali migrant domestic worker suffered daily abuse from her former employer.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - A boy drowned while another went missing in the floods.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The executive order read: “Every Filipino shall have access to information, official records, public records, and to documents and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, as well as to government research data used as basis for public document.”