TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan, China and South Korea joined in criticising North Korea for launching a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) earlier on the day.

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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – China’s ambassador to the Philippines has vowed to cooperate in the Philippines’ war against drugs. 

YANGON (Myanmar Eleven/ANN) - Experts predict aftershocks in some areas within the coming months, depending on the severity of the original earthquake.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Ties between Beijing and Manila suffered after the Philippines, under its former leadership, initiated an arbitration against China.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - The Shanghai Road Administration Bureau is considering the removal of road signs bearing English-language interpretations.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - China outlines its position after North Korea test-fires missile launched from submarine.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - It is the first time that any school in Taiwan has been penalised for problematic test questions. 

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TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan may introduce new regulations next month that would permit employees to work more than six consecutive days under specific circumstances.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - The drill is intended to simulate a scenario in which Chinese forces take advantage of the Hsuehshan Tunnel to enter Taipei.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwanese foreign ministry is following closely Japan’s negotiations with South Korea, and has reiterated Taiwan’s four demands to Japan over the comfort women issue.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan, China and South Korea joined in criticising North Korea for launching a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) earlier on the day.

SEOUL (The Japan News/ANN) -  Wednesday’s test-firing is believed to be aimed at hindering the foreign ministers’ meeting among Japan, China and South Korea held on the same day in Tokyo, as well as a joint drill by U.S. and South Korean forces that kicked off Monday.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thailand's deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said negotiations with insurgent groups will be put on hold after fatal Pattani bombing Tuesday night

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The extra-judicial killing of drug dealers in the Philippines might disturb outsiders, but that’s what the people voted for.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ ANN) - Lack of access to basic information relating to hydropower agreements deprive people from knowing the potential impacts, states independent study.

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - Myanmar ranked 137 among 160 countries in the transportation index in 2014, giving it the lowest position among Southeast Asian countries.