MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Duterte on Wednesday cautioned the people regarding the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group spreading its presence in the Southeast Asian region, with the aim of forming a caliphate of four countries.

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NUSA DUA, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo and former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan discussed humanitarian aid for Rohingyas.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Pascal Lamy, who was the WTO director-general from 2005 to 2013, said in Beijing that while the EU is likely to recognise China's market economy status, it will also probably change its anti-dumping regulations in a non-discriminatory way.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Exports of cosmetics products surged 37.1 per cent with experts attributing the jump to the huge popularity of South Korean products mostly related to K-pop and K-dramas in China.  

ULAANBAATAR (GoGo Mongolia/ANN) - Some 31 earthquakes were recorded in an area located some 10 kilometres east of the Tavan Tolgoi deposit between 1:48 a.m. and 11:27 p.m. local time in Mongolia.  

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Pakistan International Airlines has offered its condolences to the kin of the victims of its Islamabad-bound flight PK-661 that crashed in Havailian on Wednesday.  

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - AccorHotels will invest $17 million in Singapore company to jointly develop its brands around the world. 

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DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's four-day official visit to India may see signing of 30 to 35 agreements on use of Chittagong and Mongla ports by India, besides fresh commitment for project loans. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Duterte on Wednesday cautioned the people regarding the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group spreading its presence in the Southeast Asian region, with the aim of forming a caliphate of four countries.

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) - Malaysia and Singapore will sign the bilateral agreement for the High Speed Rail project at the leaders’ retreat in Putrajaya on December 13, officials confirmed.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Deputy Human Resources Minister Ismail Abdul Muttalib was commenting on reports that the Myanmar government had suspended sending workers to Malaysia following a diplomatic tiff between the two countries over the plight of Rohingyas in the Rakhine state in Myanmar.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Transportation Communication Minister Ho Chen Tan cautioned on Wednesday that Uber Taiwan could be looking at a penalty of up to 25 million new Taiwan dollars if it continues to operate without license in the country next January.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi slams opposition for its undemocratic act of not allowing a debate on demonetisation. 

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Fingers are being increasingly raised at President Park Geun-hye on her delayed response to the tragedy involving the sinking of a Sewol ferry on April 16, 2014.

YANGON (The Star/ANN) - Myanmar bans workers from going to Malaysia ​because of the current situation in Malaysia. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Strong earthquake in earthquake Indonesia's Aceh province, claims 94 lives.