SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - What has caused some alarm about Zika is the link between the virus and microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome.

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SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Kickstarter, the world's largest crowd-funding platform for creative projects, yesterday launched in Singapore and Hong Kong - its first foray into Asia.

HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN) - Newcomers, who are tipped to win seats, said to turn back on statutory declaration and push for independence.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) - Counter-terrorism unit has rounded up 240 suspects since 2013 for links to ISIS.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - What has caused some alarm about Zika is the link between the virus and microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome.

BANGKOK (The Straits Times/ANN) - Military and ethnic armed groups in Myanmar called on to end decades of conflict.

NEW DELHI (The Straits Times/ANN) - Washington not a claimant but supports code of conduct in South China Sea, he says.

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KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - A 58-year-old woman in Bandar Botanic in Klang was suspected to have been infected after visiting her daughter in Singapore.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Imagine, you-wearing VR glasses-are immersed in a scene where you are being chased by dinosaurs and the earth under your feet is shaking.  This is what it feels like when 4D meets virtual reality.

HANGZHOU (China Daily/ANN) - Social media star Thomas Derksen spends a day in Hangzhou, the host of the G20 Leaders Summit, without any cash or credit cards on hand, just Alipay in his smartphone.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Budget cut to affect economic growth, regional fund transfer. Revenue shortfall, budget cut may be greater than govt’s forecast, Bank Indonesia says.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – With most of its electricity coming from coal, renewable sources, natural gas, and oil, the Philippines is looking into reviving a nuclear power plant to tap into its promise for the country’s “long-term energy plans.” 

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Tax amnesty seems to be another blatant example of how policymaking under President Joko Widodo's administration is recklessly conceived and implemented.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to visit Indonesia early September, with hopes of reaching out to a convicted Filipina drug courier. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he has no intention of becoming a dictator as he attempts to eradicate the illegal drug scourge in the Philippines. 

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - A report from Taiwan's defence ministry contains analyses of the Chinese military’s strategies, spending, and deployments.