DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The nervousness stems from the fact that foreigners were targeted in the attack, says a professor.

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JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - President Joko Widodo has high hopes that his new Cabinet members will work as a solid team. 

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - A survey shows Jakarta Governor Ahok remains the strongest candidate for next year's gubernatorial election with 35 per cent of respondents saying they will vote for him.

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.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Despite being an approved legislation, the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act remains stalled in the Philippines, the biggest Catholic nation in Asia, which also happens to have the highest case of teenage pregnancy in the entire continent. 

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - China is the leading investor in Nepal.

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KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Nepal earthquake victims languish in their tents while relief materials rot in warehouses.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Absorbing migrant workers in post-disaster reconstruction can actually be a good thing.

KUCHING (The Star/ANN) - IS detainees are isolated from the others at the prisons.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Duke-NUS researchers find that low levels signal cognitive impairment in elderly Chinese people.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – During his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the importance of protecting human rights. 

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - China's territorial claims to the waterway overlap with four Asean states - Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei - as well as Taiwan.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Real life of ordinary people, live-that's what the apps offer. And viewers, particularly China's young generation, find it engrossing and entertaining.

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Ex-minister with 'image of bullied heroine' tipped to win Sunday's election to lead Japan's most populous city.

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - Government workplan pushes for congestion fees over curbs on vehicle purchase and usage.