SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Former President Park Geun-hye to face prosecution for bribery and abuse of authority. 

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SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - N. Korean dictator Kim Jon-un's half-brother's corpse will soon to be sent to Pyongyang, cremated

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India acquired the third spot globally by unseating Japan, which flew 97 million domestic passengers in 2016.

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Known to hold hands with her husband in public and even question some of his policies, Akie Abe is not the typical faceless wife of a Japanese Prime Minister.

NEW DELHI (Dawn/ANN) - India plans to seal its border with Pakistan and Bangladesh by 2018 as security measure. 

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Former President Park Geun-hye to face prosecution for bribery and abuse of authority. 

HONG KONG (The China Post/ANN) - Beijing favourite Carrie Lam wins Hong Kong's chief executive election in a divisive vote labeled a "fake election" by pro-democracy camp. 

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TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN News Desk) - Embattled head of Moritomo Gakuen says Akie Abe gave his school a large donation, establishing further links between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a controversial land deal.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (The Philippine Inquirer/ANN) - Lt. Cmdr. Alvin Dagalea, a Philippine Coast Guard station chief, said Capt. Aurelio Agacac and Chief Engr. Laurencio Tiro were seized when pirates hijacked the Panamanian-flagged MV Super Shuttle Roro 9.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Chinese President Xi Jinping sent condolences on Thursday to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II following the terror attack in London that left four dead, including the attacker.
BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Beijing said on Thursday it has reasons to stay “highly alert” to Tokyo’s military moves and the real intentions behind them, one day after a large Japanese escort vessel was commissioned.

BANGKOK (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines’ Tourism secretary is finding it hard to sell the Philippines to potential visitors because of reports on the killings in the country.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A military operation led to the rescue of two Malaysian held captive by the Abu Sayyaf since last year.   

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The attack in London underscores the variety of the threat and a growing ideological divide.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Following visit of Saudi King, Indonesia should be wary of Saudi Arabia’s influence on the archipelago. 

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Part of the Sewol ferry is visible for the first time since it sank three years ago as authorities finally begin to lift vessel out of the water.