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CLIMATE WATCH

The Straits Times

Action plan to protect and restore coastal habitats after oil spill in the works: minister

The Kathmandu Post

In Nepal, monsoon in, snakebite risk up, even mountain districts not immune

The Japan News

Popular creepy characters sing, dance for disaster prevention in Kochi, Japan

The Korea Herald

South Korea is having its hottest June ever now: weather agency

The Straits Times

Coral bleaching in S’pore’s shallow areas rises, scientists on alert for impacts from oil spill

Dawn

35 Pakistanis among 900 perished during Haj

The Daily Star

Floods keep worsening in Bangladesh’s Sylhet region

Go Go Mongolia

High-capacity pumps delivered to Mongolia to help with flood preparedness

The Daily Star

India reports over 40,000 suspected heat stroke cases over summer

The Daily Star

Air pollution caused most deaths in Bangladesh in 2021

The Korea Herald

South Korea hit by hottest June day on record

Dawn

From fields to tables: How rising temperatures are altering the food we eat

The Jakarta Post

Hundreds die of extreme heat on Muslim pilgrimage

China Daily

Severe drought, heat wave grip China’s agricultural heartland

The Daily Star

Flood situation in Sylhet, Sunamganj worsens

Dawn

Climate change improves growth of fruit trees, vegetables in Pakistan’s Chitral city

MIDDLE EAST TENSIONS

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Some Israel visitors’ new stop on their tours: Hamas’ destruction

The Korea Herald

Israeli tanks push deeper into Rafah

The Daily Star

Israel may have violated laws of war in Gaza, UN rights office says

The Jakarta Post

Indonesian Gaza peace force to deploy only on UN mandate: Foreign Ministry

The Star

Muslims in Asia mark Aidiladha with prayers for people in Gaza

Dawn

Pilgrims flock to Makkah for Haj under shadow of Gaza conflict

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia welcomes Gaza ceasefire resolution amid aid plans

The Jakarta Post

Muslim-majority allies urge world to up pressure on Israel

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia condemns Israeli bill labelling UNRWA terror group

Dawn

What this US doctor saw in Gaza as Israel invaded Rafah

The Jakarta Post

Palestinians hope Indonesian support remains alive

Borneo Bulletin

Brunei donates USD18,463 for Palestinian fund

The Daily Star

Solidarity with Palestine: Shahidul Alam returns honorary UK university doctorate

The Japan News

‘Nowhere in Gaza is safe’ for Palestinians in Rafah

The Japan News

Hamas officials tell The Yomiuri Shimbun they reject talks with Israel

China Daily

Presidents Xi, El-Sisi call for easing Gaza tensions

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s first all AI generated and mobile phone captured sci-fi film released for free

The Straits Times

Scammers using deep fake nude images to demand money from victims in Singapore

China Daily

AI scores high in China’s ‘gaokao’ language tests, low in math

China Daily

China to enhance global AI cooperation

China Daily

Humans outperform AI in Alibaba math competition

Philippine Daily Inquirer

AI recruiter will help you find your dream school

The Nation

AI and robotics boom creates big opportunities for young Thais

The Nation

AI study reimagines Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok according to stereotypes

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia missing AI data centre opportunity despite having all it takes

The Korea Herald

Does Apple Intelligence have an edge over Galaxy AI?

China Daily

Universities regulate use of AI in writing

The Korea Herald

Game changer? K-pop industry leverages AI

China Daily

Hong Kong to bolster industrial AI applications: Financial secretary

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Call centre AI and the Philippine BPO sector

China Daily

AI gives the visually challenged a chance to enjoy movies

The Straits Times

Singapore, US deepen economic ties, launch AI talent grooming scheme

ASEAN MATTERS

The Star

Asean and China unveil initiatives to enhance media collaboration and people-to-people exchanges

China Daily

Sino-ASEAN partnership vital for regional stability and prosperity

The Nation

Low outlay on technology this year in major Asean economies: report

The Star

Private sector support vital when Malaysia takes Asean chair, says minister

Viet Nam News

Vietnam among six Asean countries with good economic growth: Maybank

Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s Deputy FM attends ASEAN+3, EAS, ARF Senior Officials’ Meetings in Laos

The Star

Malaysia to lead with Madani principles as Asean chair 2025, says PM Anwar

The Phnom Penh Post

Asean share pathway for AI development

China Daily

China, ASEAN eye common development

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Philippines bats for Asean coast guard protocol amid South China Sea woes

Viet Nam News

Vietnam hopes UN, ASEAN coordinate closely, effectively over Myanmar issue: Ambassador

The Phnom Penh Post

ASEAN leaders explore human-centred AI strategies in Siem Reap

The Jakarta Post

South China Sea code of conduct unlikely to be concluded on time due to lack of ASEAN unity

The Straits Times

Singapore, five other Asean economies see stronger investments amid supply chain shifts

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Philippines hosts Asean Coast Guard Forum, eyes stronger cooperation

The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia hosts ASEAN meetings on science, technology and innovation

CROSS-STRAITS RELATIONS

China Daily

China issues guidelines on punishment on ‘diehard Taiwan independence’ separatists

China Daily

Cross-Taiwan Strait integration best way to maintain peace

China Daily

Straits Forum attendees denounce separatist acts

China Daily

Taiwan trip by mainland actor is welcomed

China Daily

Taiwan authorities’ WTO plan criticised by China

China Daily

China rejects Taiwan’s ‘right of self-defence’ claim

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Taiwan steps up security after Chinese man enters illegally by boat

China Daily

China firmly opposes US arms sales to Taiwan: defence spokesperson

The Korea Herald

China expresses ‘firm opposition’ against South Korea for remarks on Taiwan issue

The Straits Times

Taiwanese fans call out local celebs for their pro-China statements, accuse them of ‘selling out’

The Japan News

Taiwan says China drills more about intimidation, propaganda than starting war

China Daily

National reunification ‘will surely be accomplished’: CCP’s Taiwan Affairs official

The Daily Star

China ends military drills around Taiwan

China Daily

Mainland, Taiwan experts hold dialogue in China’s Fujian province

The Straits Times

Miscalculation risk in Taiwan Strait is biggest concern: Australia Foreign Minister

The Japan News

Taiwan dispatches forces to areas around island after China Starts ‘punishment’ drills

INDO-PACIFIC AND ASIA

The Statesman

India, Bangladesh reiterate commitment to free, open, inclusive, secure and rules-based Indo-Pacific

The Statesman

India, Australia, France to work together for free, open and rules-based Indo-pacific

China Daily

Beijing vows to work with Canberra to advance ties

The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Australia agree to increase cross-border crime cooperation

The Japan News

¥150 billion eyed to support hydrogen projects; Japan to announce plan at IPEF meeting

Viet Nam News

Several countries in Asia Pacific doing well in reducing new HIV infections, but inequalities remain

The Phnom Penh Post

Misuse of antibiotics costing Southeast Asian and Western Pacific regions lives, billions of dollars

China Daily

Ageing population to affect Asia-Pacific labour markets

Vientiane Times

Lao​s​, Australia: Putting renewable energy into action, sparking new connections

Philippine Daily Inquirer

President Marcos cites Philippines’ strategic spot in Indo-Pacific to gain opportunities

The Straits Times

Ultra-rich in Asia-Pacific seeking greater balance between bonds and equities: UBS report

Kuensel

Bhutanese turn to EU as Australia tightens visa rules

The Nation

Thailand-Australia centre of excellence to fight human trafficking

The Japan News

Maritime Self-Defence Force, Japan Coast Guard to assist Marshall Islands’ coast guard

The Phnom Penh Post

Suggestion of Australia laundering ‘unfounded, prejudiced’: Cambodia Financial Intelligence Unit

The Phnom Penh Post

Australian NGO report speculates on laundering from Cambodia

ASIAN EDITORS CIRCLE

COMBATING INFLATION

Kuensel

Eastern Bhutan farmers worry over declining auction price for potatoes

The Japan News

Government to provide energy subsidies for August to October: PM Kishida

Eleven Media

Daily monitoring ensures fair pricing for essential commodities in Myanmar

The Star

Furore over pet healthcare fees in Malaysia

The Star

Egg prices cut across Malaysia

The Korea Herald

Bank of Korea’s rate-cutting cycle coming, but timing depends on inflation

China Daily

China’s consumer prices rise in May

The Korea Herald

Sales of warehouse stores in South Korea rise amid high dining-out costs

The Star

Eateries in Malaysia not increasing prices yet

The Straits Times

Malaysia’s diesel subsidy cuts will not raise inflation, say analysts

The Korea Herald

Dried seaweed prices rise sharply in May in South Korea

The Daily Star

Chicken, egg prices rise on supply shortage, higher production costs in Bangladesh

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Cup noodles, instant coffee ‘in’ again as Filipinos deal with inflation

The Daily Star

No end in sight: low-income families reel from stubborn inflation

The Straits Times

A cheap daydream: Young Chinese buy up lottery scratch cards amid difficult job market

The Daily Star

Essentials now luxuries as poor Bangladeshis reel from price shock: Centre for Policy Dialogue

SPORTS & GAMES

Kuensel

Bhutanese swimmer Sangay Tenzin to make his second Olympics appearance

The Straits Times

A chirpy pathbreaker in football boots: S’pore’s first woman to play in a European football league

The Straits Times

Ahead of Paris Olympics, China takes steps to curb unruly sports fans

Viet Nam News

Vietnamese female futsal players get ready to take a shot at the first-ever World Cup

The Phnom Penh Post

Kun Khmer: Young woman fights for ‘spirit of Khmer not money’, as veteran returns to ring in style

The Kathmandu Post

Nepal loses to Bangladesh by 21 runs in T20 World Cup

China Daily

Sports exports surge with approach of Paris Olympics

The Straits Times

Shanti Pereira and former national sprinter Tan Zong Yang announce their engagement

The Japan News

Japanese judo siblings who won golds at Tokyo Olympics vow to defend titles in Paris

Borneo Bulletin

Brunei students shine at Asean Schools Games

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Scouting key in Filipino boxers’ Paris Olympics campaign

The Straits Times

Lions taught lesson by South Korea in 7-0 mauling

The Kathmandu Post

Fans come out in force to cheer for Nepal

China Daily

Young Chinese climber finds ‘pure happiness’ at top of world

The Phnom Penh Post

Renowned Cambodian cyclist embarks on year-long fundraiser ride for children’s hospitals

The Japan News

Yuka Saso rewards Japanese father and Philippine mother by winning U.S. Women’s Open

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SPOTLIGHT ON ASIA

The Korea Herald

Can K-pop thrive beyond its Korean identity?

The Phnom Penh Post

Nurturing economic growth: Cambodia’s women entrepreneurs driving progress

China Daily

Russian disciples immerse themselves in Shaolin

The Star

Passing down family restaurants: The Passage Thru India story

Dawn

A harvest fit for a king

The Korea Herald

Cherishing the human-canine bond

The Star

Malaysian couple turns degraded land into thriving food forest with over 286 plant species

The Kathmandu Post

Kathmandu’s queer ‘oasis’

The Korea Herald

Healing through K-food: Brit shares recovery from eating disorder through immersion in new food culture

The Kathmandu Post

Lives of rural trans women in Madhesh

The Straits Times

Singapore man, 70, has a kidney that is nearing 100 years old

The Straits Times

‘It’s cooler outside’: Migrant workers sleep, drink on roads near dorms sparking motorists’ concerns

Viet Nam News

On the ball: teacher inspires with art of the pen

The Nation

Brain drain whittles away at developing countries while policies fumble

Dawn

Netflix’s Heeramandi stirs complex past of Pakistan’s ‘courtesans’

The Korea Herald

From piggy banks to fake fish: The modern pursuit of good fortune

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