KUCHING, Malaysia (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - The 11th Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-the Philippines' East Asean Growth Area Transport Ministers’ Meeting has borne fruitful results, especially with regard to collaboration and improvement of transportation links in the region.
TOKYO (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte's meeting with Japanese emperor was cancelled following the death of his Majesty’s uncle, Prince MIkasa.
DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Environmental activists said India's deliberate measures to finance and operate the plant would damage the Sundarbans and as party to the World Heritage Convention it must refrain from doing so.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The National Counterterrorism Agency wants to strengthen defence in border areas, especially those bordering Malaysia and the Philippines, as extremists have from time to time smuggled arms and ammunition through the land to assist terrorist groups.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said not ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would be a 'very big setback' as some countries had gone out of their way to support it.
TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Kuomintang Chairperson Hung Hsiu-chu has vowed to her party members that the meeting with Chinese Premier Xi Jinping in Beijing will not entail any untoward surprises.
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TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - With an arbitration court rejecting in July Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea, Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte said he hoped to defend his country’s rights to the area peacefully based on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - It will be a major setback if the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is not cleared by US lawmakers, as some countries have made all-out efforts to support the trade pact.
KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the Malaysian was a supporter of Muslim fighters in southern Philippines and was planning bomb attacks in a mall in Manila.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Beijing and Pyongyang agreed to build new bridges over the Tumen River during the third border joint commission meeting held on Tuesday.
HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - The presidents of Vietnam and Myanmar held discussions to boost trade, investment, people-to-people contacts, tourism as well as political and diplomatic ties.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan Girl' Sharbat Bibi was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday in Peshawar, an official said.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - President Park Geun-hye's leak of some confidential documents has provoked unfavourable reactions from all political quarters and led to a record slide in her approval rating.