KATHMAND, Nepal (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The trade embargo imposed by India on Nepal has left its citizens in destitute.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Immigration staffers ‘lack civility and language proficiency’ while dealing with foreigners.

BANGKOK (ANN) - World AIDS Day, death of a Japanese manga artist

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japanese manga artist Shigeru Mizuki left a legacy of yokai monster cartoons with his fantastic style of drawing.

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) -Land ownership must be reformed if Indonesia is to put an end to its annual devastating forest fires.

MEDAN, North Sumatra (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Tangkahan village in Langkat regency has transformed from a base of illegal logging to a bastion of ecotourism, powered by elephants, with its tagline "Hidden Paradise of North Sumatra".

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - A Supreme Administrative Court judge rapporteur has suggested in favour of five state agencies being accused of violating laws in the Xayaburi Dam project in Laos.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japanese manga artist Shigeru Mizuki who was most well known for “GeGeGe no KITARO” passed away aged 93 in Tokyo.

YOGYAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Tri Rismaharini, and the current regent of Batang, Yoyok Riyo Sudibyo, winners of the Bung Hatta Anti-Corruption Award 2015, faced an uphill challenge in their battle against corruption.

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and other coral reefs around the world, are facing an uncertain future as carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rise and ocean temperatures become warmer.