PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN News Desk) - Malaysian student, Tan Zhi Jie, describes his experiences at the Manchester bombing on Monday. 


TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Countries favored by young Japanese as destinations to study abroad are changing, partly because of frequent terrorist attacks in Europe and the U.S. government’s shift in immigration policies.

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN News Desk) - Malaysian student, Tan Zhi Jie, describes his experiences at the Manchester bombing on Monday. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte declares a 60-day martial law in the island of Mindanao after government forces battled the Maute group of extremists who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Pornography Law has been used by authorities and conservative parties to interfere in the private sphere, including sexuality especially sexual minorities.

LONDON (China Daily/ANN) - Chinese President sends sympathy over blast that killed 22, including children

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - China will ease restrictions on foreign investment, including a further opening-up in sectors such as services, manufacturing and mining, according to a news release issued after a key Party meeting on Tuesday.

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TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japanese government released Monday a document to counter a U.N. Committee against Torture (CAT) report that recommended reviewing the deal between Japan and South Korea over the comfort women issue.

BEIJING (China Daily / ANN) - After a slowdown last year, regional growth is forecast to speed up this year. The aggregate outlook for the region, however, masks differences across economies. 

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN News Desk) - Army hospital bombed on third anniversary of Thai coup, injuring 25 people. 

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Recognising the worldwide trends going toward a digital economy, the new government under President Moon Jae-in has brought forward the 'fourth industrial revolution' as a key agenda. 

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN News Desk) - Formal court proceedings begin against impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

PHNOM PENH (Asia News Network) - The bloc’s members are in a hurry to embrace a digital strategy, but any joint initiatives may falter following AEC disappointments, Pana Janviroj writes.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Critics blame military for climate of fear, blocking development.

HÀNỘI (Việt Nam News/ANN) - A survey of the Asean auto market found that sales growth fell in the first quarter of this year.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to strengthen the encirclement of North Korea by calling for beefed-up sanctions based on U.N. Security Council resolutions, at the Group of Seven summit meeting to be held in Italy’s Taormina on Friday and Saturday.