BANGKOK (ANN/ANN) - Even though the world views Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s planned visit to Pearl Harbor as a final step towards a reconciliation in the Japan-US relations, however some Chinese analysts are viewing this gesture with scepticism. Here are three reports by ANN media.

ALL STORIES

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - President Park Geun-hye’s former Chief of Staff denied all allegations involving the scandal-ridden Choi Soon-sil. 

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - Megvii Inc has bagged at least $100 million worth of funding from various investors.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Newly appointed US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim presented his credentials to President Duterte at the Malacanang and engaged in an in-depth discussion with the latter.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The new Privy Council linked to the National Council for Peace and Order, included ex-Justice minister Paiboon, who was tough on lese majeste.

BANGKOK (ANN/ANN) - Even though the world views Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s planned visit to Pearl Harbor as a final step towards a reconciliation in the Japan-US relations, however some Chinese analysts are viewing this gesture with scepticism. Here are three reports by ANN media.

KARACHI (Dawn/ANN) - The matter surfaced when a man filed a petition complaining that the provincial health department had recruited some 48 cousins in Sindh's Ghotki district.

ANN Daily Newsletter

It's coming soon. Sign up now and get it first.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Countries that were involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations are now looking at China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Singapore's 15-year-olds took top place, outperforming their peers from 71 other countries, showing that the deliberate curricular shifts over the years to emphasise higher-order critical thinking skills have worked in moving students beyond mastering content knowledge to become problem solvers.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The scheduled visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Pearl Harbor in December will demonstrate the power of reconciliation to help transform former adversaries into the closest of allies, united by common interests and shared values. 

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesian military warned of security threat coming from southern Philippines as the IS is trying to create a province there.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, a popular leader who pioneered pro-poor programmes and remained a pole for three decades, died leaving a big void in the state politcs.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - President Park and the Saenuri leadership discussed the resignation plan just ahead of the impeachment vote.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Myanmar welcomes Indonesia’s support. Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi to meet Suu Kyi to talk about Rohingya violence. 

WASHINGTON (China Daily/ANN) - White House reassures after Trump’s tweets raise concerns

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam has borne witness to the equitisation of 52 state-owned enterprises in the last 11 months.