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.
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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.
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.
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.