TOKYO/BEIJING (The Korea Herald/ANN) - The talks mark US President Donald Trump's first phone conversations with both Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping on the same day and come as North Korea is alleged to be preparing its sixth nuclear test or a missile test. 

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MANILA (The Star/ANN) - A good time, thus, to review what it has meant for the world. It’s still too early for firm conclusions. But there is much that is of serious concern.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Around 2,000 Asean delegates are expected to attend the summit in Manila in 2017.

TOKYO/BEIJING (The Korea Herald/ANN) - The talks mark US President Donald Trump's first phone conversations with both Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping on the same day and come as North Korea is alleged to be preparing its sixth nuclear test or a missile test. 

TOKYO (The Japan Times/ANN) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is unlikely to break with Beijing, given that his country depends too heavily on China for imports of materials and components. Thus the key to the sustainability of the North’s economic fundamentals lies in the hands of China.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Forty-five cities across China have introduced more than 140 new rules on home purchase restrictions in the last 12 months.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Nearly four years ago the Rana Plaza factory collapse killed roughly 1,129 people and injured more than 2,500 garment workers.

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TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN News Desk) - By conducting a joint exercise and showing the firm Japan-US alliance, the aim is to increase pressure on North Korea, which has repeatedly engaged in provocative actions such as ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests.

Bangkok (The Nation/ANN) - Myanmar has made substantial shifts towards its relations with major powers comprising China, Russia and the United States. They are key regional players in Southeast Asia which will impact directly on peace and stability as well as economic development in Myanmar.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Myanmar has made substantial shifts towards its relations with major powers comprising China, Russia and the United States. They are key regional players in Southeast Asia which will impact directly on peace and stability as well as economic development in Myanmar.

KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily / ANN) - The second round of Jakarta Governor election has ended. Chinese Christian Governer Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is also known as “Ahok” failed in his attempt to seek re-election. He lost to Anies Baswedan.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A Filipino ports and casino tycoon described Donald Trump as the “biggest risk” and the “biggest unknown” in global trade. 

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Former President Park Geun-hye will have the first trial for the corruption charges that had her impeached.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Samsung says it will improve on Galaxy S8's red-tinted screens for which it has been receiving complaints from dissatisfied customers. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Post-Jakarta polls, Indonesians need to look within and decide what sort of nation they want

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Both support US' approach of laying out all options but say China needs to do more to help.