JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - As ISIS loses ground in Middle East, there are fears it will take its fight elsewhere, especially in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines. 


NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - While former chairman Cyrus Mistry is said to be in talks with lawyers, the Tata Group has already moved caveats in the country's Supreme Court, Bombay High Court and the National Company Law Tribunal. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte called Japan, a key ally of the United States, “a valued strategic partner and one of our true friends." 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Economic growth expected at lower end of 1-2% this year and only slightly higher in 2017. 

BANGKOK (The Straits Times/ANN) - The refugees, who were away for more than 30 years, are going home under a voluntary programme. 

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - As ISIS loses ground in Middle East, there are fears it will take its fight elsewhere, especially in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines. 

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) - While hosting the Formula One costs the government $55 million annually, some feel it should have done more such as holding entertainment and business events to promote the country. 

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TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Protesters pelted eggs at the main gate, while 10 protesters breached the legislature walls, as labour unions took to the streets on Tuesday after the Democratic Progressive Party forced a controversial workweek bill through a committee.

DAGUPAN CITY (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ ANN) - Fishermen from Pangasinan province were happy Philippine President Duterte discussed the Scarborough Shoal issue with his Chinese hosts during his state visit last week, but said that access to the rich fishing ground should not be conditional.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ ANN) - South Korean entertainment company IHQ has partnered with A&E Networks, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Co. to jointly develop contents for the global market, according to Maeil Business Newspaper on Oct. 24. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ ANN) - The Philippine National Police (PNP) has at least 30 names of celebrities and television personalities on its list of persons involved in the illegal drug trade, PNP chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa confirmed.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ ANN) - South Korea President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday admitted leaking confidential documents including key presidential speeches to scandal-ridden confidante Choi Soon-sil and made a public apology, reluctantly breaking a long silence over the issue.

QUETTA, Pakistan (Dawn/ANN) - The inspector general of the Frontier Corps revealed that the terrorists were communicating with handlers in Afghanistan.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - A senior Chinese diplomat's visit to Pyongyang since North Korea carried out the September nuclear test is considered to be the first of its kind by a delegate from the Asian economic giant.

NAY PYI TAW (Eleven Media Group/ANN) - State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi held a meeting with a delegation led by Philippe Le Houérou, vice president of the World Bank Group and Chief Executive Officer of the International Finance Corporation in Nay Pyi Taw on October 24 to discuss bilateral cooperation, investment, financial aid, and economic growth.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government reached a decision during a cabinet meeting held on Tuesday to extend the dispatch of Self-Defense Force units to the UN peacekeeping operations in South Sudan, thereby increasing their stay by five months until March-end next year.