TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan, China and South Korea joined in criticising North Korea for launching a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) earlier on the day.


MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Despite the Philippines’ strong economic performance, the poverty incidence in the country is second only to Myanmar in Southeast Asia, a study said. 

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam is estimated to have received 6.45 million international visitors, a year-on-year increase of 25.4 per cent in the first eight months of this year.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed a “harsh” crackdown against the Abu Sayyaf after the group reportedly beheaded an 18-year-old hostage.

LONDON (Dawn/ANN) - According to figures of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), $309 million was remitted from the UK to Pakistan in June this year. In July that fell to $143 million. 

JAKARTA/MAKASSAR (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Most of the 177 haj pilgrims being duped to fly to Mecca through Manila did not check on the credibility of the travel agent that caused them trouble.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Many countries have made strides as far as equal treatment of women is concerned. But there’s still a long way to go. 

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MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN) - The man had found the pearl 10 years ago in the seas surrounding the western island province of Palawan, 600km south of the capital Manila.

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - This is the first death related to the wildly popular augmented reality mobile game in Japan.

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - China, Japan and South Korea united in condemning provocative act.

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - North Korea came to dominate the hour-long three-way talks, but dicey regional issues came to the fore in bilateral sessions.

TAIPEI (The Straits Times/ANN) - Largest live-fire exercise follows incidents highlighting training and discipline lapses.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Never before in Olympic history has the subject of race been given such exposure as was done in Rio 2016

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – China’s ambassador to the Philippines has vowed to cooperate in the Philippines’ war against drugs. 

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The Jakarta administration's efforts to prompt car users to leave their vehicles behind met a stumbling block as commuter line service has deteriorated.

LAHORE (Dawn/ANN) -The commission receives fresh reports of disappearance in considerable numbers month after month.