VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - In a bid to stem rampant wildlife trade in Laos, a new initiative has been launched that encompasses a multifaceted programme of trade regulation, capacity building and dissemination of information to be implemented across five provinces.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will undertake a state visit to China from October 31 to November 6 during which he will meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to hold bilateral talks and pay a courtesy visit to the nation's President Xi Jinping.
PATUAKHALI, Bangladesh (The Daily Star/ANN) - Dozens of dolphin carcasses have been found in various stages of decay along the shoreline of Kuakata.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Identical treatment was earlier given by India to a staffer of Pakistani mission in New Delhi.
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KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Poaching and the illicit trade of wildlife and their body parts continues unabated in South Asia, a habitat to unique wildlife species, including tigers, one-horned rhinoceros, snow leopards and pangolins.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) – A high profile and most watched trial in Jakarta came to an end after judges handed down 20 years for Jessica Kumala Wongso who was found guilty of killing her best friend by giving her cyanide-laced coffee.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The court has decided to eliminate the requirement for a prenuptial marriage agreement in the 1974 Marriage Law that required couples in mixed marriages to create a prenuptial contract enabling the local spouse to own property.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - The ongoing Choi Soon-sil gate political scandal has the potential to severely impact growth and investment in South Korea at a time when the country readies for the 19th presidential election in December.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - GuocoLand will take 27 per cent stake in Malaysian developer with projects in London, Sydney.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Collaboration between French shipping firm CMA CGM and Singapore varsity is aimed at training senior staff in Asia.
PETALING JAYA, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) - People in Singapore will be able experience characters, such as Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Ant Man, Vision and Falcon at the Star Media Group’s Marvel Avengers' Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network exhibition that opens tomorrow.
NEW DELHI (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Tata Group revealed that the ousted chairman had complete autonomy.
KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) - Members of 170-strong unit come from police, armed forces and maritime enforcement agency.