ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Philippine military said it was able to kill at least eleven Abu Sayyaf rebels and other bandits in a clash Friday morning.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia may purchase amphibious aircraft from Japan.
DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Bangladesh government has not yet sufficiently focussed on the phenomenon termed in the West “lone wolf” -- in which an ideologically motivated loner takes upon himself or herself to indulge in an act of terrorism.
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DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The home minister says it is only a matter of time before the masterminds of the Gulshan and Sholakia attacks will be arrested.
TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Turkish Trade Office in Taipei (TTOT) deputy representative Halil Ibrahim Dokuyucu, who was arrested last month for allegedly groping a woman in a Taipei bar, left Taiwan on Aug. 18.
TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Uber was registered in Taiwan as an information service company four years ago, but local taxi drivers have accused the company of illegally operated car-riding services.
TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - According to polling, three major factors played into growing dissatisfaction with Tsai Ing-wen's and her administration, naming the labour and holiday policy (42.1 per cent), cross-strait policy (30.5 per cent) and national pension reform (20.1 per cent).
PEKANBARU (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Three oil palm plantation companies were alleged to be involved in forest fires that killed a Navy member, who had tried to extinguish the fire.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ ANN) - Compared to a roughly 50 per cent increase globally, the total research output of Asean has almost tripled in the past 10 years. However, Thailand’s output and share of the world’s research papers has increased “gradually”, with just over 72,000 papers indexed last year – or 0.48 per cent of the database.