NEW DELHI (Dawn/ANN) - Caste is not like religion. It is irrevocable no matter how many religions you change.

KARACHI (Dawn/ANN) - Kashmir former chief minister Farooq Abdullah stirred up a hornet's nest when he said that the entire Indian army would not be able to defend Kashmiris against terrorists and militants.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Local villagers go to the rescue of all 97 passengers that included 51 Singaporeans, and all were accounted for without sustaining any injuries.

PARIS, France (The Straits Times/ANN) - World leaders are expected to press negotiators to sign an ambitious pact that commits all nations to cut emissions.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos will mark the 40th anniversary of its founding on December 2.

BEIJING, China (The Straits Times/ANN) - Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and are turning to the country's rural villages in search of fresh profits.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao and Bulgaria had established diplomatic relations since Oct 14, 1962.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos launched its first satellite on November 21.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - As Laos is preparing a number of activities to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic that falls on December 2, Vientiane Times has published a number of articles to review achievements in national development and protection tasks made over the past four decades. This article tracks the progress the Lao government has made in turning Laos from a landlocked country into a land-linked nation through railway development.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (The Straits Times/ANN) - Security forces have stepped up the manhunt for Indonesia's most-wanted terrorist Abu Wardah, or Santoso, who is the leader of local extremist group East Indonesia Mujahidin, that is linked to ISIS.