SEOUL (The Japan News/ANN) - The comfort women issue, which has been a divisive factor between Japan and South Korea for a quarter of a century, has entered a crucial stage as it moves toward a final settlement. The Reconciliation and Healing foundation was launched on Thursday to support former comfort women in South Korea. The South Korean government must not waver on this issue.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Political party nomination is better for Jakarta Governor Ahok to rerun in the next election,
KUCHING (The Star/ ANN) - Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said all detained militants were being isolated from other prisoners to prevent the spread of their ideology.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The Japanese fugitive on the run for nearly a decade was wanted for a multi-million dollar stock fraud case in his home country.
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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – From winning the crown to hosting the actual pageant—the Philippines will be the venue of the next Miss Universe competition which will be held early January.
CILACAP (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Seventeen ambulances have been prepared prior to the executions of 14 drug inmates.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Recognising that other countries like the Philippines have been ahead of the United States when it comes to electing female heads of states, Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the nomination of Hillary Clinton as the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Wednesday's Cabinet shake-up shows that President Joko Widodo himself owns the real power and he makes sure that no other potential threat is on his horizon.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Amid reports that the Philippines agreed not to mention the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea dispute in the Asean joint communiqué, the country’s Foreign Affairs chief said he pushed for it vigorously.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Ultimately, human rights are derived from our conviction about what a human life is, and what is not. Such a conviction is not merely intellectual. It involves our whole being.