ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Military says Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian troops' "unprovoked firing" even as it confirmed the killing of two Pakistani soldiers at the Line of Control. 

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HANOI  (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ ANN) – This year’s war games with United States military troops will be the last. This was the vow of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he promised to forge new trade alliances with China and Russia.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - A 52-year-old Taiwanese fruiterer found herself unexpectedly famous after the Wall Street Journal published a photograph of her to illustrate its story on Typhoon Megi.

Mazaffarabad (Dawn/ ANN) - An Indian soldier has been captured by the Pakistan army, while Indian soldiers have also been killed in the episode of firing across the Line of Control (LoC), it emerged Thursday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Researchers have succeeded in diagnosing and treating rare types of diseases by having an artificial intelligence (AI) system plow through an enormous amount of patients’ data, including genetic information.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control in the Pakistan held territory, causing significant casualties to terrorists and those supporting them.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Military says Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian troops' "unprovoked firing" even as it confirmed the killing of two Pakistani soldiers at the Line of Control. 

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COLOMBO (The Statesman/ANN) - Food is the glue that binds Sri Lanka's diverse and multi-ethnic population.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - VGI has moved to increase its international presence by setting up a joint venture company with three major out-of-home advertising firms in Malaysia.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The Indian economy has stabilised and now boasts of the highest growth among the G-20 countries, the report stated. 

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - During a meeting of the Nepal-China Trade Facilitation Committee, the Chinese side proposed to establish industries to increase economic activities across the border points.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The current chair Nepal and the host of the upcoming summit Pakistan have not made their positions public.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation platform could have been used to confront Pakistan and expose it with hard facts. ​

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - ADB will give $1.5 billion for rail link extension in Bangladesh that will connect the tourist hub Cox's Bazar in the southeast.

HANOI (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Facing a Filipino audience in Vietnam, President Rodrigo Duterte said he would be serving notice to the Americans regarding the military exercise.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit will have to be postponed, as four nations have decided to pull out of the event scheduled to be held in Pakistan in November.