DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - An area that has long been considered as the hub of Dhaka's nightlife, with a number of restaurants that used to be open till 2:00 in the morning, today provides a rather eerie feeling.


SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The starstruck kid is no more and, in his place, a confident and relaxed Jo Schooling is determined to make his idol Michael Phelps second-best.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Olympic Pathway Programme succeeded Project 0812 in 2009. It set aside US$4.9 million for 11 athletes from four sports. The return was two bronzes, also from table tennis, at London 2012.

BALI, Indonesia (The Straits Times/ANN) - To spur the athletes, gold medallists can expect a cash reward of five billion rupiah US$384,357, while silver and bronze winners receive two and one billion rupiah respectively. 

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (The Straits Times/ANN) - For Rio, the Olympic Council of Malaysia sees diving, cycling and badminton as medal prospects.

WASHINGTON (Dawn/ANN) - State Dept spokesman expresses concern about violence, hope Indian govt would protect religious minorities.

GUJRAT, Pakistan (Dawn/ANN) -   Father of British woman allegedly killed for 'honour' changes his earlier statement saying she died of cardiac arrest.

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KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Despite the free-visa provision, the flow of Chinese visitors to Pokhara has remained dismal, tourism entrepreneurs have said.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - At least five persons were killed in water-induced disasters in various parts of the country in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll from landslides and flooding to 90 this year.

THAILAND (The Nation, ANN) - Ariya Jutanugarn loves to make Thai people happy, so she hopes to come home with an Olympics medal and bring more happiness to Thai fans.

THAILAND (The Nation/ANN) - The skeet shooter from Sa Kaeo rose to No 1 in the women’s skeet world ranking in July which also made her the first Thai shooter to be ranked at No 1.

THAILAND (The Nation/ANN) - Since marking her debut at international level with a title at the 2012 Korea Open at the age of 13, Panipak Wongpattanakit has never looked back and she soon quickly emerged as the most likely to claim the country’s first ever Olympic gold medal in the Korean martial arts.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Wuttichai Masuk will enter the Rio Games with a point to prove.

WASHINGTON, United States (The Straits Times/ANN) - PM Lee will be first South-east Asian leader to be given this honour by Obama.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) -  Singapore is trying to offer more living and care options for the elderly, says the Ministry of Health (MOH).

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Singapore is expanding its nursing home capacity rapidly. By 2020, the Ministry of Health aims to increase nursing home beds by 5,000 to 17,000 in all. Janice Tai and Seow Bei Yi visited Japan, which has the world's oldest population, to see how the Japanese care for the elderly.