DAGUPAN CITY (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ ANN) - Fishermen from Pangasinan province were happy Philippine President Duterte discussed the Scarborough Shoal issue with his Chinese hosts during his state visit last week, but said that access to the rich fishing ground should not be conditional.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ ANN) - South Korean entertainment company IHQ has partnered with A&E Networks, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Co. to jointly develop contents for the global market, according to Maeil Business Newspaper on Oct. 24.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ ANN) - The Philippine National Police (PNP) has at least 30 names of celebrities and television personalities on its list of persons involved in the illegal drug trade, PNP chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa confirmed.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ ANN) - South Korea President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday admitted leaking confidential documents including key presidential speeches to scandal-ridden confidante Choi Soon-sil and made a public apology, reluctantly breaking a long silence over the issue.
QUETTA, Pakistan (Dawn/ANN) - The inspector general of the Frontier Corps revealed that the terrorists were communicating with handlers in Afghanistan.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - A report by the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict highlighted the growing support for the radical movement, the Islamic State, among the terror outfits in Southeast Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) - With PM Najib Razak expected to win the coming elections due to chaos in the opposition camp, he will eventually need to focus on making the civil service more efficient, reduce public handouts and zoom in on raising workers' marketable skills.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - As a highly dense city state with limited space for solar deployment, Singapore is placing emphasis on building up urban solar capabilities which include floating solar as a key focus area.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The Supreme Court of India upheld the decision to allow women into the sanctum of the 15th century Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai, breaking a traditional gender barrier.
BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - Many feel Chinese President Xi Jinping has proven competent to be named 'core leader,' which will give him a stronger hand to push reforms.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - During his 3-day visit to Japan, President Rodrigo Duterte will meet Japanese businessmen and explore possibility of getting a Japanese aircraft on lease.
QUETTA, Pakistan (Dawn/ANN) - A police training college in Quetta became the target of an attack by three Afghan terrorists on Monday night, resulting in at least 51 deaths, mostly cadets, and injuries to 97 others.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - When asked to pick between US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, President Rodrigo Duterte opted to rather choose his favourite hero Russian President Vladimir Putin.