CHANDIGARH, India (The Statesman/ANN) - Villagers living along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab are being evacuated to safer places owing to a war-like situation between the two neighbouring countries.    

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (The Brunei Times/ANN) - The captains of the two Vietnamese boats were each imposed a $7,000 fine or 10 months in prison if the fines are unpaid.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (The Brunei Times/ANN) - Brunei had the lowest number of deaths from air pollution in the world, followed by Fiji and Vanuatu with two deaths each.

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte criticised the US again after two senators condemned the spate of killings in the Philippines.

HANOI (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Amid rumours circulating over President Rodrigo Duterte's statement, the Philippines’ foreign affairs secretary clarified that the Philippines was not breaking away from its alliance with the US.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal used the visit to Delhi to restore his own ties with India more than anything else.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The status of the implementation of past agreements and understanding under Saarc have been “very poor,” said PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal while calling for overall restructuring of the Saarc process.

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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine military said drugs are given for free to youngsters and once addicted, they are recruited.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Among the key findings of the Joint Investigation Team was that the plane was hit by a Russian-made missile fired from a rebel-held village in eastern Ukraine.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - A foreigner Tewfic El-Sawy has nurtured his passion for photographing Hau Dong, a typical Vietnamese ritual, and published his first book on it. 

CHANDIGARH, India (The Statesman/ANN) - Villagers living along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab are being evacuated to safer places owing to a war-like situation between the two neighbouring countries.    

HANOI (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine foreign secretary Yasay said the position of both the countries on the handling of the dispute was “convergent” and that “there is no conflict.”

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Vets are closer to getting Singapore's River Safari pandas to mate successfully. 

HANOI, Vietnam (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Despite arriving late for delivering a speech at an event, President Rodrigo Duterte was still given a rock star treatment by Filipinos waiting for him.

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Singapore's consistent foreign policy stand demonstrates its keenness to maintain close ties with all friendly nations.

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) - The six brothers led a gang in a series of cross-border kidnappings and murders in the east coast of Sabah and were high on the wanted list in Malaysia and the Philippines.