MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The executive order read: “Every Filipino shall have access to information, official records, public records, and to documents and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, as well as to government research data used as basis for public document.”

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KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - A Nepali migrant domestic worker suffered daily abuse from her former employer.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - A boy drowned while another went missing in the floods.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The executive order read: “Every Filipino shall have access to information, official records, public records, and to documents and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, as well as to government research data used as basis for public document.”

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Just as China may distrust Eurocentric rules, smaller states may want the added safety of laws.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Most experts agree that this war cannot be won using conventional military means.

WARSAW (The Star/ANN) - The European Union and US are huge e-cig markets with regulatory models in place. With Malaysia expected to table it’s vape laws soon, Sunday Star headed to Warsaw, Poland, for the recent Global Forum on Nicotine 2016, to see what’s happening globally.

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SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - By 2013, eight out of 10 passengers travelling between London and Paris or Brussels were taking the Eurostar.

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Official figures show that up to 85 per cent of travellers chose the shinkansen over flying between the two cities last year.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - The militants were planning to attack the top brass from the police headquarters.

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - Touted as the most profitable high-speed rail in the world by China's media, the Shanghai-Beijing HSR link is the busiest on the mainland, having transported more than 130 million passengers last year.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - We need to stop any kind of religious-political culture from rearing its ugly head in Malaysia. We just need to be bold and say no.

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - Increasingly, more people are using Taiwan's high-speed rail service, known as Gaotie in Mandarin, which started in January 2007.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - High-speed rail links not only foster closer ties between cities, they also revitalise areas around stations.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Many delay tying the knot to build careers and earn money, pushing up median age at first marriage.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Some have already mapped out possible locations to "catch" the game's cuddly virtual pocket monsters, and take part in the latest global mobile game sensation.