BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - Move to declare Chinese President as "core" of party leadership strengthens his position ahead of top-level reshuffle next year. 


ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Identical treatment was earlier given by India to a staffer of Pakistani mission in New Delhi.

SUBIC, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Eight groups of Filipino fishermen were able to enter the disputed Scarborough shoal without intimidation from the Chinese Coast Guard.

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.

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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. 

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - Move to declare Chinese President as "core" of party leadership strengthens his position ahead of top-level reshuffle next year. 

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Malaysia has formed a special tripartite force in its fight against terrorism and to maintain peace and security.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - A spokesman of the Chinese foreign ministry believes that some nations should not harbour unrealistic expectations with regard to the South China Sea issue, as China and the Philippines are undertaking collective efforts to allay tensions.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - ​Extending declines for third straight session, Tata group stocks remained in the red zone after ousted Tata Sons’ chairman Cyrus Mistry warned the group that it may have to write down about two-thirds of its net worth due to some unprofitable businesses.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prince Mikasa, the uncle of the current Emperor, died from cardiac failure at the age of 100 on Thursday at 8:34 am local time at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Chuo Ward, Tokyo.