JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Drug convict Zulfiqar Ali was spared from execution which saw four drug convicts killed.

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KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - It has been reported that India backs the NC-Maoist coalition to form the new government in Nepal.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – The Philippines says it will not inflame China, but will continue to engage in talks regarding the South China Sea row.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - At least 77 people have been reported dead in floods and landslides across Nepal since Monday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Amid a tense discussion among the Philippines’ top officials including former leaders, President Rodrigo Duterte was a source of both “great inputs” and “in-house entertainment.” 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Now, a chalet stay could resemble a staycation in a posh hotel, with operators sprucing up the accommodation with themed rooms, open showers and four-poster beds.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) is conducting 18 studies to uncover ways in which food could be modified to improve blood glucose control.

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SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Weighing just 49kg, The Delta is the lightest electric paraglider trike in the world. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Acting on the order of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has issued a memorandum saying that the presidential plane will not be given priority landings and takeoffs. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Investment in Moncler - a maker of luxury outerwear and apparel - is part of search for new opportunities.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Drug convict Zulfiqar Ali was spared from execution which saw four drug convicts killed.

VIENTIANE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Consensus statement on South China Sea puts block's credibility on the line.

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - Annual joint naval exercise to be held in South China Sea for the first time in September, potentially escalating regional tensions.

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - Profit after tax and minority interests at PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk jumped 121.2 per cent to 858 billion rupiah or US$65.29 million for the six months ended June 30 from a year ago.

PUTRAJAYA (The Star/ANN) - The National Security Council Act will be used on cases that threaten national security, says the chief police.

SEPANG (The Star/ANN) - Malaysia has been a council member of  International Civil Aviation Orga­­nisation since 2007.