BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Military weighs 'security measures' for national security, strategic balance.

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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Acting on the order of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has issued a memorandum saying that the presidential plane will not be given priority landings and takeoffs. 

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Drug convict Zulfiqar Ali was spared from execution which saw four drug convicts killed.

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - Profit after tax and minority interests at PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk jumped 121.2 per cent to 858 billion rupiah or US$65.29 million for the six months ended June 30 from a year ago.

SEPANG (The Star/ANN) - Malaysia has been a council member of  International Civil Aviation Orga­­nisation since 2007.

DINAJPUR, Bangladesh (The Daily Star/ANN) - The story behind one of the killed militants of Dhaka raid.

DHAKA/RANGPUR (The Daily Star/ANN) - Raihan was the Dhaka region coordinator of the "new JMB". He had been maintaining a close relationship with JMB militants since he was primary-level student of a madrasa.

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HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam has attracted almost US$12.9 billion foreign direct investment in the first seven months of this year, a surge of 47 per cent compared with last year's figure.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - One person was killed and five others injured as Typhoon Mirinae struck Vietnam on Wednesday night. The storm also toppled trees, cut power lines and disrupted traffic.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Military weighs 'security measures' for national security, strategic balance.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Chinese consortium could launch bid for soccer club Leeds United.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Two of the representatives were leading figures in the anti-curriculum movement last year.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward 10 major plans to boost cooperation with Africa in the next three years and said China would provide a $60 billion investment package to finance the implementation of the initiatives.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Former video game developer and now patent attorney Wang Shin took Niantic Labs to court on allegations of patent rights infringement with video games Ingress.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Authorities need to know how to handle multiple natural disaster relief work, rather than just one incident, and gradually shift their focus from disaster relief to prevention, Chinese President Xi Jinping says.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - President Tsai Ing-wen is going to apologise to Taiwan's indigenous people for past government policies towards them.