KOZHIKODE, India (The Statesman/ANN) - India's decision to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement on October 2 is being viewed as a major step and is expected to drive other countries to join the agreement.

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TONPHEUNG, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Bokeo Drug Prevention and Control Department has last week seized 200,000 amphetamine pills being transported by a pick-up truck and detained its driver.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte, on Monday, made a new pitch for the revival of capital punishment, lamenting that Filipinos nowadays disregard the law due to supposed lack of fear.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Bursa registered the strongest inflow in 10 weeks, as foreign investors made a comeback.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The government should increase the size of its capital budget and utilise the allocated amount for capital spending.

WASHINGTON (Dawn/ANN) - Foreign secretary says India trying to distract world attention from excesses in Valley.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the threat of militant extremist groups such as the IS, is a global issue that needs the cooperation of all nations.  

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DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - This will be the fifth dialogue on security issues between Dhaka and Washington.

SEOUL (The Star/ANN) - Johor head Mohamed Khaled Nordin said that with the right marketing and promotion activities, Iskandar Malaysia can emerge as the leading medical tourism destination in Asean.  

KOZHIKODE, India (The Statesman/ANN) - India's decision to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement on October 2 is being viewed as a major step and is expected to drive other countries to join the agreement.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Country follows India and Vietnam as candidates from the Asia-Pacific region for selections of the new non-permanent Security Council members.  

GUIZHOU, China (China Daily/ANN) - The gigantic Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, known as FAST, is a single-aperture telescope the size of 30 soccer fields. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Social workers say that the use of contraceptives has led to a fall in the number of Singaporean babies born out of wedlock in the past decade.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Social music start-up BandLab Technologies is US company's first outside shareholder

KARACHI (Dawn/ANN) - In his first public address after the Uri attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech focussed on isolating Pakistan internationally.

KARACHI, Pakistan (Dawn/ANN) - A nationwide ceasefire in Syria brokered by the US and Russia earlier this month has failed, thereby ending all hopes of realising peace in the region.