BEIJING, China (The Straits Times/ANN) - Chinese e-commerce mogul Jack Ma's reported interest in Hong Kong's newspaper South China Morning Post follows other high-profile investments in mainland China's media sector.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Solace Sabah, a drug rehabilitation centre that caters to regional clients, has activities such as yoga, snorkelling, parasailing, and even river cruises alongside their counselling and workshops in programmes that help people to treat their psychological dependence on drugs.

WASHINGTON, United States (The Straits Times/ANN) - More Asian actors are landing major roles in hit shows, winning fans and critics alike, in shows such as Fresh Off The Boat and Quantico.

CHIANG MAI (The Nation/ANN) - France’s Institute of Research for Development (IRD) and Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences collaborate to launch a pilot anti-HIV project.

BEIJING, China (The Straits Times/ANN) -China's online health market has a huge potential, but experts warn against overheating from the flood of new entrants and capital into the market.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Pakistan can still take a clear and strong position on some core issues.

NEW DELHI, India (The Straits Times/ANN) - Students say that the hostel rules are not about safety but about control, and they have started a campaign to fight sexism, demanding freedom from strict curfews and rules.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The transgender centre is managed by trained transgender personnel and gender-sensitve medical professionals to provide psychosocial counselling, hormone administration and pap smears for trasngender people.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - On the back of the country's first two Internet-only banks' birth, pressure is building over the banking industry to transform.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Saying there will never be another “Gangnam Style,” world star says he stayed true to himself in nine-track album set to be released on December 1.