SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Retailers scramble to restock supplies as air quality today likely to be in unhealthy range.


DAVAO CITY  (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte tells the United Nations: “Do not go outside to the media and start blabbering your mouth because I represent a sovereign state.”

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte said he used to admire the Abu Sayaff for fighting for the marginalised people of Mindanao. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The exchange between the Ombudsman and a Philippine lawmaker got testy but comical. 

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - WhatsApp announces it would share its users’ phone numbers with parent company. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - More than being known as the “Island of Black Magic,” Siquijor, which sits in central Philippines, boasts of natural wonders. 

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ ANN) - Islamabad briefs P-5 and EU envoys about Delhi’s refusal to discuss the Kashmir dispute. 

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NEW DELHI (Dawn/ ANN) - Prominent Sikh writer expresses outrage at Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s description of Pakistan as a veritable hell.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – For a leader so popular yet controversial, for a leader whose war on drugs has been making headlines around the world, there is bound to be a Duterte effect. 

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Malaysians have become keyboard warriors rather than problem solvers.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Philippine military said it was able to kill at least eleven Abu Sayyaf rebels and other bandits in a clash Friday morning.  

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - At least 22 people, including three women and four Indian nationals, were killed when a passenger bus veered off a road and plunged into the Trishuli river at Chandibhanjyang-6 in Chitwan district on Friday morning in yet another major road accident in the last two weeks. Four others have gone missing.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (The Straits Times/ANN) - Seven hot spots were detected by the satellites belonging to the National Space and Aviation Agency of Indonesia (Lapan) on Thursday, said Indonesia's disaster management agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Retailers scramble to restock supplies as air quality today likely to be in unhealthy range.

KLUANG, Malaysia (The Straits Times/ANN) - Kluang rediscovering forgotten charms as attractions new and old draw in visitors.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - To fulfil its vast promise, Indonesian vision must be as broad as its geographic horizon.