TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A meeting between the Japanese and Chinese foreign ministers failed to ease tensions that have soared since Chinese government ships repeatedly intruded in Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in early August. Some observers are concerned bilateral ties could remain strained for some time yet.

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KOTA KINABALU (The Star/ANN) - The quake, which lasted about three seconds, was felt in Ranau, Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Tuaran.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Henry Sy, whose business interests include property development, banking and retail, remains the Philippines' wealthiest person for the ninth year. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Having a free trade agreement with UK gives the Philippines an opportunity to build the relationship in a stronger fashion and enhance trade arrangements because of these concessions.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - National University of Singapore undergrad uses popular game to create awareness of island's biodiversity.

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Arrests, strong firefighting teams, favourable weather have kept hot spots low in Indonesia.

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong noted in his National Day Rally address on Sunday that 12 radicalised Singaporeans had been arrested in the past two years, including a few prepared to attack Singapore.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (The Straits Times/ANN) - Union angered by new rules for bus fleets as tourism industry hit by fall in Chinese arrivals.

NEW DELHI (The Straits Times/ANN) - Move sparks fears that lucrative industry, popular with foreigners, may go underground.

TOKYO, Japan (The Straits Times/ANN) - Pyongyang fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile that flew 500km towards Japan and breached Japan's air defence identification zone for the first time.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The the woman alleged she had been stung by a mosquito at the Caribbean, not in Hong Kong.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - As of 10am, the 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was 51 - 62, reaching the moderate level.

DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines’ war against drugs has claimed the life of an innocent five-year-old girl whose grandfather was in the watch list of the police. 

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - The next United Nations secretary-general should not only be able to lead but to wield enough clout to make a global difference.

PUTRAJAYA (The Star/ANN) - It looks like Indonesia is keeping its word to contain incidents of transboundary haze with just a small number of hotspots found in the country.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The US and India are concerned about the potential for extremists to take root in Bangladesh, diplomatic sources say.