PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - Foreign ministers reach consensus for various issues including South China Sea.

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TAIPEI (The China Post/ ANN) - The Taiwan president saw a drop in approval of 14 percentage points between May and July. Around 21.1 per cent said they did not support Tsai’s handling of important national issues, while 23 per cent declined to specify approval or disapproval.

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - The US embassy apologises after tear gas leaked from its grounds on July 24 in Yangon.

SAGAMIHARA (The Japan News/ ANN) - The latest incident is believed to be the worst case of murder involving the use of a knife since the end of World War II.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Despite issuing a joint statement on South China Sea, Asean members still play safe to not irk China, the region's most important economic and trade partner.

LAHORE (Dawn/ ANN) - It’s difficult to make a decision as the problem has multiple aspects, says Punjab province education minister Rana Mashhud.

LAHORE/ ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ ANN) - Indonesian Ambassador summoned to the Pakistan foreign office over the expected execution.

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HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - It’s no secret, book sales are crashing. Now publishers are turning to online publications and seeking material to try to keep their industry alive.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - An official from South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party visits location where a US missile defence system will be deployed to assure concerns of residents.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine Supreme Court maintained that the Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement with the United States is an executive agreement and not a treaty which needs Senate ratification.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Eastern Tarai region braces for floods in the coming days.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – The Philippine central bank will be pushing for the legislation of bills that will ease the country’s very strict and antiquated bank secrecy law exposed at the height of the US$81-million Bangladesh bank heist. 

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - PM Oli tried to redefine Nepal's geopolitics but left the country deeply divided internally.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama will likely announce whether he will declare his candidacy as an independent candidate or through political parties.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - An interview with a militant in custody reveals how outlawed terror outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami leader Zafar radicalised a pious youth, turned him into an explosives expert.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - It had been 24 years and four administrations since the Philippine Stock Exchange last recorded gains on the day of a president’s first State of the Nation Address.