KOZHIKODE, India (The Statesman/ANN) - India's decision to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement on October 2 is being viewed as a major step and is expected to drive other countries to join the agreement.

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XI’AN (China Daily/ANN) -  The development of the Belt and Road Initiative has exceeded expectations, and China is more determined to strengthen the initiative, China’s top publicity official said on Monday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sought Monday to further the debate on constitutional reform and called for a deeper discussion regarding the Emperor’s indication of his intention to abdicate.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thailand and Myanmar seem less than sincere in their vows to shield human rights.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - A warrant was requested to arrest Lotte Group chairman Shin Dong-bin over the criminal investigation on charges of embezzlement. 

TONPHEUNG, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Bokeo Drug Prevention and Control Department has last week seized 200,000 amphetamine pills being transported by a pick-up truck and detained its driver.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte, on Monday, made a new pitch for the revival of capital punishment, lamenting that Filipinos nowadays disregard the law due to supposed lack of fear.

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KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Bursa registered the strongest inflow in 10 weeks, as foreign investors made a comeback.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The government should increase the size of its capital budget and utilise the allocated amount for capital spending.

WASHINGTON (Dawn/ANN) - Foreign secretary says India trying to distract world attention from excesses in Valley.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the threat of militant extremist groups such as the IS, is a global issue that needs the cooperation of all nations.  

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - This will be the fifth dialogue on security issues between Dhaka and Washington.

SEOUL (The Star/ANN) - Johor head Mohamed Khaled Nordin said that with the right marketing and promotion activities, Iskandar Malaysia can emerge as the leading medical tourism destination in Asean.  

KOZHIKODE, India (The Statesman/ANN) - India's decision to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement on October 2 is being viewed as a major step and is expected to drive other countries to join the agreement.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Country follows India and Vietnam as candidates from the Asia-Pacific region for selections of the new non-permanent Security Council members.  

GUIZHOU, China (China Daily/ANN) - The gigantic Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, known as FAST, is a single-aperture telescope the size of 30 soccer fields.