SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Retailers scramble to restock supplies as air quality today likely to be in unhealthy range.


NEW DELHI (The Daily Star/ANN) - The governor of northeastern Indian state of Tripura bats for Bangladesh over the issue of water sharing.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - PM Hasina slams critics and environmentalists who have been rallying against the coal-based plant near the world's largest mangrove forest.

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - The Union Solidarity and Development Party issued a statement on August 25 criticising the formation of the advisory commission for Rakhine State ethnic tensions led by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan.

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ANN) - More than 100 migrant workers staged a protest on August 26 at the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok to demand legal penalties for a recruitment agency which promised them jobs but left them stranded for nearly two months.

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - Deputy Director General of the President's Office Zaw Htay says the commission to be led by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan on Rakhine State's ethnic tensions will only be able to make suggestions.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thai police will seek arrest warrants soon over an investigation into a gang of “skimmers” who stole more than 12 million baht ($346,486) from the Government Savings Bank.

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BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The creators of BotTherapist, a robot designed to help autistic children, have won first prize in the Student Innovation Challenge World 2016.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Pheu Thai and Democrats say the Thai junta chief should form his own party and win the hearts of people if he wants to head next govt.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - An agreement to adopt a Japanese proposal to limit the number of mackerel boats has been reached at an international meeting to discuss protecting fishery resources in the northern Pacific Ocean.

SAN FRANCISCO (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – A report from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders indicated that students have been told to “go back to their country” and others have been mocked for their facial features, physical stature, skin color, hair and style of dress.

HCM CITY, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - When night falls, some of the most crowded places in HCM City are street food markets that attract hundreds of visitors from all around the word.

DAVAO CITY  (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte tells the United Nations: “Do not go outside to the media and start blabbering your mouth because I represent a sovereign state.”

HA NOI, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - The first human library project has just opened in Ha Noi, aiming at improving people's awarness on the right to freedom, equality and sympathy in life.

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte said he used to admire the Abu Sayaff for fighting for the marginalised people of Mindanao. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The exchange between the Ombudsman and a Philippine lawmaker got testy but comical.