SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - South Korean security chiefs and the United States make clear that Washington will shoulder all related expenses of the THAAD missile defence system, while Seoul provides the land.
MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Statement by Asean chair to address disputed waterway yet to be issued as at 1am
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The cramped secret cell inside a Manila police station served as a detention facility where drug suspects urinate, defecate, eat, bathe, and sleep.
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MANILA (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Asean foreign ministers expressed their concern over the escalation of tension in the Korean Peninsula.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - An arrest warrant was issued yesterday for Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, the heir to the Red Bull fortune accused in the hit-and-run death of a police officer in 2012.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte said he will coordinate with the chief of the Philippine police in investigating a secret detention cell which housed about a dozen of drug suspects in one of Manila's roughest districts.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Asean ministers said the “instability in the Korean Peninsula seriously impacts the region and beyond.”
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Trump administration has dismissed the pivot or “rebalance” as the policy of the Obama administration. But Trump, while working on his own doctrine, apparently sees no issue with continuing with some of the old. Asia perhaps can draw some relief that Trump is showing signs as he settles into office.
NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ ANN) - At least 130 executions were carried out in 11 Asian countries in 2016. The vast majority of them were executed in Pakistan. However there is no data available about executions in China, still believed to be by far the world’s top executioner.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN News Desk) - The meeting between Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian business tycoon Sajjan Jindal triggers speculation over revival of bilateral talks amid strains in India-Pakistan ties.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Senator Lacson was reacting to Duterte’s statement that no one, even international opinion, could pressure China on the South China Sea dispute.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - If India were to stop inequality from rising further, it could end extreme poverty for 90 million people as early as 2019, says Oxfam.