BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - In efforts to boost naval power, China launched its first domestically made aircraft carrier.


BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Former UK premier slams Trump’s policies as prayut calls for balanced approach to help combat terrorism.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - In efforts to boost naval power, China launched its first domestically made aircraft carrier.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Parts of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system arrived in Seongju, Korea, sparking backlash from some of South Korea's leading presidential candidates, as well as from China.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN News Desk) - Democratic People's Republic of Korea marks 85 years of the founding of its army with a "largest ever live artillery drill" presumed to have been overseen by leader Kim Jong-un.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - The US has nothing to lose by joining the initiative. By doing so, it will be able to secure investment to improve its own outdated infrastructure and reap the benefits of the huge business opportunities that the initiative promises to create.

MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN) - 170,000-strong police force on top alert as Duterte hosts leaders of regional grouping.

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PHUKET (The Nation/ANN) - A Facebook page was blocked last night after it broadcast a horrific video clip that showed a man putting a noose around his 11-month-old baby daughter’s neck and hanging her from the roof of an abandoned building in Phuket.

BANGKOK (The Star/ANN) - The Star's editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh of Malaysia is Asia News Network's chairperson for the period 2017/2018.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Still four years to go before Samsung Electronics builds sufficient technology for facial recognition for mobile payments, according to a source from Samsung.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Bilateral relationship between Seoul and Tokyo continue to damper over soveriengty claims of Dokdo islet.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN)- Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to attend the Asean summit in Manila this week. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Around 1,400 people were killed in Davao City during Rodrigo Duterte’s long rule there as mayor and more than 7,000 people have been killed since he launched his war on drugs after taking office as President at the end of June last year.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - In just 11 days, Trump had another phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday to discuss the security situation surrounding the Koreas. The US leader also spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The military government had planned to purchase three Yuan-class S26T submarines at a total cost of 36 billion baht. 

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Construction began on Monday on China’s first commercial space industry center in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province.