BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The vendors of Saphan Lek Market have been swept aside so the canal they buried can serve its intended purpose.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The United States Food and Drug Administration has given the green light for the world's first genetically engineered salmon to reach dinner plates. But the creator may not get royalties because the patent expired five years ago.

HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN) - Wins by young activists in HK local polls seen as coming-out party of new political force

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Critics fear that appointed senators have no connection with the people while there is a higher chance of getting better qualified senators through appointment.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Faith based prejudices in Pakistan deepened during Gen Ziaul Haq’s rule, and after the 9/11, reveals survey.

KARACHI (Dawn/ANN) - Unfortunately the latest joint economic commission session between Pakistan and Afghanistan ends without any breakthrough.

BALTIMORE (Dawn/ANN) - An ideology of hatred is a threat to the entire country. That requires an “American” response, not a “Muslim” one.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Given the numerous climate-related events this year that have added to a stronger sense of conviction among the global public on the necessity of addressing climate change, as well as record-breaking investments in renewable energy and low-carbon technologies worldwide among other things, the Paris climate change talks are set to be different from previous years.

BANGKOK (ANN) - SCMP sale, threat of returning ISIS militants and China to boost spending for education to prepare for two-child policy

JAKARTA, Indonesia (The Straits Times/ANN) - Returning ISIS militants could plan attacks similar to those in Paris in this region, say security experts. Already, as many as 30 militant elements from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines are believed to have pledged allegiance to ISIS in the past year.