MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines’ top diplomat says that while he believes the West Philippine Sea belongs to Filipinos, the country’s territorial dispute with China may “not be resolved during our lifetime.” 


DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Top retailers pulling out of the apparel summit at the last minute is a major embarrassment for the government and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association.

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ ANN) – Two Asian countries - India and China - topped the list of countries whose citizens were given most H-1B skilled worker visas in 2015, according to latest data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be the guest of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee - becoming the prime minister from her country to receive this honour.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Senator Leila de Lima branded President Rodrigo Duterte as the mastermind behind her arrest, saying the basis of the accusations that she was involved in the illegal drug trade were manufactured lies. 

MUAR (The Star/ANN) - Kim Jong-nam's next of kin is expected to arrive in Malaysia by tomorrow to identify and claim his body.

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Indonesia's President says energy has been wasted and that has affected the economy. 

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K UALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Diplomatic spat over Malaysia's investigation as KL seeks access to embassy staff member. 

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Rally underscores challenge Beijing faces in managing demobilised troops as it seeks to transform military. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Air India is planning to re-introduce flights to Africa that had stopped in 2006-2007.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - The situation in the South China Sea is becoming peaceful and stable, a Chinese official claims.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japanese firms have started to encourage their employees and officials to leave at 3pm to promote a work-life balance.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Pyongyang insists Malaysia and South Korea are colluding against the reclusive regime and framing it as a land of assassination.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - President Joko Widodo's wax figure will be exhibited in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong this summer.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) - North Korea also accused Malaysia of infringing international laws in managing the investigation. 

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) – Chinese tourists' image is improving overseas.