SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - In one of the military drills held in Singapore, a P-8 first determines the location of a simulated vessel and then communicates this to ships and aircraft that are part of the exercise.

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KLUANG, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) - Discussions on security issues next week in Bali between the defence ministers of Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia.

NEW DELHI (Dawn/ ANN) - The chief minister of Indian administered Kashmir says she would have given Wani “a chance had I known he was trapped in the encounter”. 

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ ANN) - Obama administration will make an attempt to fulfil the promise with India before the transition process sets in.

WASHINGTON (Dawn/ ANN) - ‘Afghan government has lost 5 per cent territory this year’.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - The new Malaysia Airlines CEO needs to show tangible results to appease critics.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – A Filipino diplomat said it was critical for the Philippines to be included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership since it was already losing out to neighbouring countries Vietnam and Malaysia in the garments and apparel industries.

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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – The Philippines said it was going to take on a diplomatic approach in talking to China, favouring to discuss things the two can agree on instead of using an adversarial tone. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – President Rodrigo Duterte is leading a revolution in the Philippines - one that is both good-intentioned and painful, both supported by many and hated by some. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – President Rodrigo Duterte has given communist rebels an ultimatum to reciprocate the unilateral ceasefire he declared earlier this week. 

SUBANG JAYA (The Star/ANN) - Malaysian politician Muhyiddin Yassin to join a nationwide roadshow which aims to explain the issues surrounding 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – For his disabilities, Nick Vujicic was bullied as a child. But he never let this affect him moving forward, saying we have our choices despite the difficult circumstances we encounter. 

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Freight forwarders have asked the government to work towards early operationalisation of Visakhapatnam port which India has allowed Nepal to use for its third-country trade. They believe that the cost of trade will be reduced sharply by using the deep water port in southern India as it can accommodate very large ships.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Marking the Global Tiger Day, 45 non-governmental organisations from across the globe have called for stepping up measures to curb tiger poaching and close tiger farms to boost efforts against the black-market trade in animal parts. 

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - China’s support to a new government in Nepal will continue, Chinese Ambassador Wu Chuntai said on Friday, adding that Beijing would fully assist Nepal in its development endeavours.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte seems to be taking on a “shoot now, ask later” policy not only in dealing with criminals, but also in its plan to shift the form of government to federalism.