VIENTIANE (The Straits Times/ANN) - China - which claims almost all of the South China Sea -  has rejected the ruling and pressured its allies in Asean to prevent the bloc from taking a common position on the issue.

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BEIJING (China Daily / ANN) - After years spent studying the higher-education market, overseas universities with joint ventures in China are now attracting a better class of student.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Ima Matul Maisaroh, a human trafficking survivor, will share her bitter experience and her work in slavery and human trafficking mitigation programme at the US Democratic National Convention.

BAGUIO CITY (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The harvest ritual of Hungduan town in Ifugao province has been enshrined as an intangible cultural heritage by Unesco.

SINGAPORE (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Rebuilding Jakarta is not just a matter of technical engineering skills, or even policy commitment. It requires a thorough re-imagining of building elements of liveability into a compact, dense space.

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - There’s not enough rehabilitation facilities to accommodate the thousands of drug users in the Philippines who have surrendered to authorities.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -  The top three concerns of Filipinos are: inflation (68 per cent), employment (56 per cent) and propoor programmes (55 per cent), according to results of a nationwide survey conducted on July 2-8.

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VIENTIANE (The Straits Times/ANN) - China - which claims almost all of the South China Sea -  has rejected the ruling and pressured its allies in Asean to prevent the bloc from taking a common position on the issue.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - More than one–fourth of the child abuse cases in the Philippines in the first quarter of 2016 was of sexual in nature.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to give directives to the district heads about the implementation of government decisions, policies and measures, including those to combat militancy.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Former president and now Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo set foot in Congress again after walking free from detention last week, in time for the first State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao believes that having "godly" leaders would pave the way to eradicating corruption in the Philippines.

SINGAPORE (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Oscar Franklin Tan says that Filipinos must outgrow treating Supreme Court decisions as political manoeuvres.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - While the suicide rate in the Philippines is lower compared to other countries, the figures have steadily risen over a period of 20 years from 1992 to 2012. It was found that in 2012 alone, as many as seven Filipinos took their own lives in a day. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Some Filipinos want President Rodrigo Duterte to address the wave of extrajudicial killings in the country while some appeared not to be bothered at all.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The British High Commission is also working closely with international partners in Bangladesh to support those under threat from extremist attacks.