BEIJING (The Star/ANN) - Premier Li Keqiang’s recent visit to Malaysia served as a “silent counterattack” to disputes over the South China Sea.

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - The overwhelming popularity of mini apartments in Hong Kong has proved that the real estate developers are right. Instead of insulting the wallets of prospective home buyers, as many commentators have charged, the developers are helping many young people to hop on to the property bandwagon.

MANDALAY (Eleven Myanmar/ANN) - All Burma Shan Youths Network led the protest with non-Shan members of civic and social organisations and some Kachin nationals also joining.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - It is essential that Russia and Turkey work out their differences in the interest of the Syrian people who have suffered terribly in this long, protracted conflict

BEIJING(China Daily/ANN) - Obesity and nearsightedness among Chinese students are on the rise and ignorance of physical education and a lack of excercise can be the reasons.

KOBE (The Japan News/ANN) - Skilled craftspeople put their all into each stitch.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Police intelligence revealed that the detained men were plotting attacks during a cycling event that will be held in conjunction with the king's birthday.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Jazz legend Sadao Watanabe collaborated with Brazilian cellist Jaques Morelenbaum for his new album.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The creator of hit manga "Kimagure Orange Road" Izumi Matsumoto used to suffer from cerebrospinal fluid hypovolemia.

TANEGASHIMA (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan launched its first domestically produced commercial satellite, the H2A rocket into space recently.