SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - North Korea seems ready to test another nuclear missile, as the United Nations adopted a statement condemning Pyongyang’s latest military provocations. 

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HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN) - Hong Kongers took to the streets yesterday to demand a one-man, one-vote election.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam has officially halted meat imports from 21 Brazilian companies, which are being investigated for allegedly bribing state officials to facilitate the sale and export of sub-standard meat products.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - New York Times’ portrayal of President Rodrigo Duterte as a “killer-saviour” did not sit well with an ally of the Philippine leader.

NEW DELHI (DataLeads/ANN) - Pakistan has started a national census for the first time in 19 years and more than 200,000 troops will assist civilian enumerators in collecting the data till May 25. 

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - North Korea seems ready to test another nuclear missile, as the United Nations adopted a statement condemning Pyongyang’s latest military provocations. 

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Chinese Minister Chang and his Nepali counterpart Khand discuss joint military exercises. 

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BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister calls for joint master plan based on ‘trust’ between 5 Southeast Asian neighbours.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN News Desk) - Embattled head of Moritomo Gakuen says Akie Abe gave his school a large donation, establishing further links between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a controversial land deal.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (The Philippine Inquirer/ANN) - Lt. Cmdr. Alvin Dagalea, a Philippine Coast Guard station chief, said Capt. Aurelio Agacac and Chief Engr. Laurencio Tiro were seized when pirates hijacked the Panamanian-flagged MV Super Shuttle Roro 9.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Chinese President Xi Jinping sent condolences on Thursday to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II following the terror attack in London that left four dead, including the attacker.
BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Beijing said on Thursday it has reasons to stay “highly alert” to Tokyo’s military moves and the real intentions behind them, one day after a large Japanese escort vessel was commissioned.

BANGKOK (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines’ Tourism secretary is finding it hard to sell the Philippines to potential visitors because of reports on the killings in the country.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A military operation led to the rescue of two Malaysian held captive by the Abu Sayyaf since last year.   

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The attack in London underscores the variety of the threat and a growing ideological divide.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Following visit of Saudi King, Indonesia should be wary of Saudi Arabia’s influence on the archipelago.