NEW DELHI (The Straits Times/ANN) - Call for stiffer laws, better protection for consumers amid spate of high-profile hackings, cyber-security breaches.

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BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Over the past decades, previous US administrations have effectively maintained strong security presence in Asia. However, today’s strategic environment is quite different with growing challenges posed by other major powers including China and Russia.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - As the new year gets underway, ordinary citizens are concerned about the rising cost of living, the ringgit’s low level and the outflow of capital.

MANILA (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urges members to promote regional peace and stability through rule of law. 

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - South Korea should brace itself for increased tension.

NEW DELHI (The Straits Times/ANN) - Call for stiffer laws, better protection for consumers amid spate of high-profile hackings, cyber-security breaches.

BEIJING (The Japan News/ANN) - Even as Xi Jinping asserts that he has inherited China’s economic reform, he is not seeking the rate of growth the country has seen in the past, writes senior writer Hiroyuki Sugiyama.

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HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - US President-elect had said that on his very first day in office, he would kill the agreement that 12 nations had negotiated for years. Will the trade pact be able to pull its weight without major driving force, the US, as a member?

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ ANN) - This was the third such case in the past one year involving Indonesians deported from Singapore over suspected ISIS links. 

MANILA (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Japanese leader determined to maintain ties as China competes for influence in Manila. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - While other world leaders have criticised his war against drugs, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed appreciation over the support of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in his crusade.

DAVAO, Philippines (The Japan News/ANN) — Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had talks with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the southern city of Davao on Friday morning, following their meeting in Manila on Thursday. They exchanged their opinions on the Asia policy of the administration of Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated as U.S. president on Jan. 20, among other issues.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Govt official denies any commitment has been given to Indian authorities about soldier's repatriation.

NEW DELHI (dataLEADS/ ANN) - The United States remains the country with the most number of migrants in the world. It is home to 19 per cent of the world’s immigrants, according to the United Nations figures.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Incidents of violation of minorities' human rights in Bangladesh increased over fivefold in 2016 than that of the previous year, a report has said.

SEOUL (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Ex-United Nations chief says he will seek people's views before deciding whether to run for President.