MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The flashfloods in central and southern Philippines have left 11 people, including eight children, dead and thousands stranded. 

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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The flashfloods in central and southern Philippines have left 11 people, including eight children, dead and thousands stranded. 

WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ ANN) - There is a risk of dysfunction internally and between US and foreign agencies too. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines’ high court did not respond to the threat of President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law if the drug problem turns virulent, even as his allies sought to downplay his latest pronouncement. 

TAIPEI (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Fears that allies would ditch Taiwan ease as island's leader gets warm welcome. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japan News talks to US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy talks about her vision of the US-Japan partnership as President-elect Donald Trump takes his oath on Friday.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Of 131 European executives polled, 60 pe rcent said business in Korea has become more difficult by ongoing political scandals, compared to 52 per cent in 2014 and 2015.

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TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Concerns about fate of US' pivot under its new president loomed large in Japanese PM's trip.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - The Taiwan military simulated an invasion by the People’s Liberation Army, days after China’s sole aircraft carrier completed its first circumnavigation of Taiwan.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan’s government denied allegations that it had covered the costs of President Tsai Ing-wen’s high-profile welcome during her stopover last week in San Francisco, where she was escorted by police on Harley Davidson motorcycles.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japanese government is considering the possibility of Crown Prince Naruhito taking the throne on Jan 1, 2019, which would also mark a change in era.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Pakistan defence minister vows befitting response if India actually tries a ‘surgical strike’.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Thousands were stranded and evacuated in different cities in central and southern Philippines as floods triggered by incessant rains swamped Visayas and Mindanao islands. 

TOKYO/SEOUL/SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Japan and South Korea battle entrenched mindsets as the younger generation pushes back against the overtime culture. The Straits Times takes a look at the situation in these countries and Singapore, and how some workers and firms are coping.

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte calls on superpowers US, China and Russia not to interfere in the affairs of Asean as the Philippines takes over the chairmanship.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A European Union envoy says the organisation hopes to “push even further” its ties with Asean as it “tries to maintain its global and regional position”.