MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - More than 300 suspected drug users, pushers and dealers have been killed by police or vigilantes across the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte took office on June 30.


VIENTIANE (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The 49th Asean Foreign Ministers Meeting might be in a deadlock as Cambodia disagreed to reach a consensus statement in fear of China.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Move will give police, courts wider powers ahead of global ruling coming into force.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Straits Times takes a quick look at 1MDB's latest woes.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) - If the final 10,000 sq km search bears no fruit, there is nowhere else to look.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The game, which has taken the world by storm, uses augmented reality technology to allow players to "see" virtual Pokemon characters as they view their surroundings through their smartphone cameras.

VIENTIANE (The Straits Times/ANN) - China has leaned on its allies in Asean to prevent the bloc from taking a common position on the South China Sea issue.

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VIENTIANE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Indonesia calls for self-restraint amid concerns that South China Sea issue may delay communique.

YANGON (Myanmar Eleven/ANN) - A new ADB report says 20 million people, or about half of rural population, live in villages without access to an all-season road, as the country only invested 1 to 1.5 per cent of gross domestic product in transport improvement over the past decade.

KOLKATA (The Statesman/ANN) - Kolkata can be the Brooklyn and Berkeley to India's economy.

KOLKATA (The Statesman/ANN) - The tiger population has not shown any signs of revival; records say 74 tigers lost their lives in the first six months of the year.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Bat Trang is the most famous and long-standing pottery village in Vietnam.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Twenty-six people including 24 Chinese tourists died in the deadly fire which engulfed the bus last Tuesday.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - A Taiwanese skipper was killed after a missile was accidentally activated by a navy petty officer earlier this month.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiping Island on South China Sea is currently under Taiwan's control, the fishermen plan a trip to there to assert Taiwan's claim after an international arbitration court ruled Taiping to be a rock rather than an island.