SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The PSI reading is expected to be in the high to moderate range, according to the National Environment Agency. 

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Despite the Philippine government’s no-ransom policy, President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that ransom has been paid for the release of the Abu Sayyaf’s Norwegian hostage. 

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The Indonesian Embassy in Manila says it could not repatriate Indonesian pilgrims yet, pending the meeting with Philippine Department of Justice officials next Tuesday.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Evaluation of evidence shows all Afghan SIMs used during the attack were operated by an Afghan company: ISPR.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar refuses to visit Pakistan for discussing the Kashmir dispute, says he can come for discussing ‘cross-border terrorism’. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The PSI reading is expected to be in the high to moderate range, according to the National Environment Agency. 

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - An estimated 20,000 Nepali migrant workers are expected to benefit from the amnesty being extended by Qatar to foreign workers who do not have legal status in the country.

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KOTA KINABALU (The Star/ANN) - The quake, which lasted about three seconds, was felt in Ranau, Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Tuaran.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Henry Sy, whose business interests include property development, banking and retail, remains the Philippines' wealthiest person for the ninth year. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Having a free trade agreement with UK gives the Philippines an opportunity to build the relationship in a stronger fashion and enhance trade arrangements because of these concessions.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - National University of Singapore undergrad uses popular game to create awareness of island's biodiversity.

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Arrests, strong firefighting teams, favourable weather have kept hot spots low in Indonesia.

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong noted in his National Day Rally address on Sunday that 12 radicalised Singaporeans had been arrested in the past two years, including a few prepared to attack Singapore.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (The Straits Times/ANN) - Union angered by new rules for bus fleets as tourism industry hit by fall in Chinese arrivals.

NEW DELHI (The Straits Times/ANN) - Move sparks fears that lucrative industry, popular with foreigners, may go underground.

TOKYO, Japan (The Straits Times/ANN) - Pyongyang fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile that flew 500km towards Japan and breached Japan's air defence identification zone for the first time.