MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Phillipine's Opposition Senator Leila de Lima says President Rodrigo Duterte is a sociopathic serial killer and a top criminal. 

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BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Yang Dongliang, former head of China’s work safety watchdog, 63, took bribes of about 28.5 million yuan between 2002 and 2015, when he served in posts including vice-mayor of Tianjin and head of the work safety watchdog, the court said.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels kidnapped six Vietnamese fishermen and killed one crew member in the waters off southern Philippines. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Phillipine's Opposition Senator Leila de Lima says President Rodrigo Duterte is a sociopathic serial killer and a top criminal. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - More than $100 million (US$7,0422,544) will be set aside to groom workers and help companies here better seize growth opportunities abroad. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - The discovery of chemical contamination has halted the famed fish market's planned move to a new location. Stallholders are in a bind as the controversy drags on. 

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ ANN) - The only North Korean national arrested so far in connection with Kim Jong Nam's murder has been in Malaysia since 2013 on a work visa arranged by healthcare medication company Tombo Enterprise. 

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KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ ANN) - North Korean ambassador Kang Chol had accused Malaysia of "colluding and playing into the gallery of external forces" last Friday after authorities conducted an autopsy against Pyongyang's wishes. 

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Police are also seeking three other men, one of them North Korean and two whose nationalities have yet to be identified, to assist in the investigations. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Some believe North Korea is nearing completion of a ballistic missile that can reach the US mainland.

​KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL (The Japan News/ANN) - Malaysia has loose protections against North Korean thus agents can easily transfer to third countries.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Kim Min-hee becomes the first South Korean actress to win the Silver Bear in a movie supposedly mirroring her rumoured extramarital relationship with director Hong Sang-soo.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Samsung apparently has no plans to contest Lee’s detention as of now.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - With its vice chairman in quagmire, Samsung will try to maintain the usual work flow.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Umno agrees with PAS proposal for stiffer sharia penalties; critics say non-Muslims will be affected. 

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Indonesian accused Siti Aisyah asked for her blessing before leaving for 'job' in Malaysia.