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The Statesman

India needs a strong government, definitive vision: PM Modi

The Statesman

High-decibel campaign for 6th phase of Lok Sabha polls ends

The Statesman

Sonia Gandhi appeals to Delhiites to vote for INDIA bloc candidates

The Statesman

BJP has suffered erosion in its strongholds: Senior Congress leader

The Statesman

INDIA bloc has diseases worse than cancer: PM Modi

The Statesman

INDIA alliance leaderless, none of its leaders have the calibre to become PM: Union Home Minister

The Statesman

Over 57% voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls

The Statesman

Mumbai Elections: Bollywood stars lead the way to polling booths

The Statesman

Aam Aadmi Party got foreign funding wrongfully, alleges Directorate of Enforcement

The Statesman

Voting begins for 49 seats in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections

The Statesman

Congress considers entrepreneurs enemies of the country: PM Modi

The Kathmandu Post

Dance videos of PM Modi, rival turn up AI heat in India election

The Statesman

Union Home Minister’s visit to Kashmir amid elections takes political circles by surprise

The Statesman

West Bengal CM slams Election Commission, says it’s acting like Modi’s puppet

The Statesman

PM Modi govt gave befitting reply to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism: Home Minister

The Statesman

Voting for BJP means voting against Dalits, tribals, farmers, poor upper castes: Congress president

CLIMATE WATCH

Vientiane Times

Climate change could pose real threat to Lao development

Eleven Media

Heat stroke cases rise among middle-aged and elderly in Mandalay

Kuensel

Bhutan to expect hotter and wetter monsoon this year: Meteorology centre

The Phnom Penh Post

Early May sees 21 killed in lightning strikes in Cambodia

The Jakarta Post

President Jokowi kicks off global water forum with call for collaboration

The Statesman

Delhiites continue to battle scorching heat

The Daily Star

Sea-level rise in Bangladesh: Faster than global average

The Japan News

Temperatures soar to midsummer levels across Japan

The Jakarta Post

West Sumatra declares 14-day state of emergency following flood, lahars

China Daily

Hong Kong unveils new measures to cope with extreme weather

China Daily

Summer 2023 was hottest in 2,000 years- Study

The Daily Star

48-hr heatwave alert for 5 divisions in Bangladesh

The Nation

Drought will dry up Thailand’s durian exports, warns academic

Viet Nam News

Scorching heat, lack of water hit Vietnam’s southern fruit output

The Star

Dry days coming with south-west monsoon, possible water shortages, says DPM Zahid

The Jakarta Post

Weather anomaly causes deadly flash flooding, lahars in West Sumatra

MIDDLE EAST TENSIONS

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia urges UN to resolve root cause of Israel-Palestine crisis

The Nation

Bangkokians rise in solidarity with Palestine in Sunday protest

China Daily

Arab Summit focuses on Gaza cease-fire

China Daily

Israel presses on after UN vote calling for Palestinian membership

China Daily

UN General Assembly backs Palestinian bid for UN membership

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia warns Rafah escalation ‘ultimate crime against humanity’

The Star

Humanitarian aid for Palestine should go through proper channels, says US Treasury official

The Daily Star

Prolonged Middle East conflict to affect Bangladesh: PM Sheikh Hasina

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia condemns Israeli attack on Rafah, calls for permanent cease-fire

Dawn

‘Met Gala Massacre’ — social media slams fashion’s biggest night as Israel invades Rafah

The Daily Star

Israel’s Rafah invasion, rejection of the Hamas ceasefire deal, and US role

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia calls for OIC unity in support of Palestine

The Straits Times

Hamas backs three-phase ceasefire deal, but Israel does not

Dawn

At OIC moot, Pakistan FM voices support for Palestine’s bid to become full UN member

Dawn

Why Palestinians can count on American students but not Arab allies to protest

The Star

Malaysian students caught up by campus protests across US

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

China Daily

AI safety, innovation highlighted at Seoul meeting

The Japan News

Discussions on AI legislation in Japan finally boot up

The Japan News

Tokyo District Court rules AI cannot be issued patents

China Daily

Talks open window for cooperation in global AI regulation

The Korea Herald

AI Seoul Summit to discuss ways to make AI equitable in Global South

China Daily

How AI models can fight climate change

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Japanese government drafts basic AI regulation policies

China Daily

Microsoft denies asking AI team to relocate from China

The Japan News

AI lends medicine helping hand, but doctors wary of variation in diagnosis

The Korea Herald

LG Electronics strengthens medical robot services with “affectionate intelligence” robot

The Korea Herald

South Korea to inject $70m into AI-powered public education

Philippine Daily Inquirer

OpenAI event may feature new AI search and assistant

The Korea Herald

LG Electronics CEO offers to pay $1m salary to top AI talents

The Korea Herald

University president proposes strategies to thrive in AI-driven era

The Japan News

Public institute in Japan develops AI capable of simultaneous interpretation

The Statesman

India Election Commission warns parties against misuse of AI tools to distort information

THE ASIAN VIEW

ASEAN MATTERS

The Star

Malaysia to leverage Asean to tackle regional issues, says PM Anwar

Vientiane Times

Greater promise for future ASEAN-Australia partnership

China Daily

Innovation contest highlights China-ASEAN tech advances

China Daily

HK can help ASEAN access mainland market- Legislative Council president

The Nation

Cybercriminals continue breaching business passwords in Southeast Asia

Viet Nam News

Tides of Change: Innovating ASEAN’s Blue Economy

The Korea Herald

ASEAN-Korea center holds roundtable on trade, investments

The Phnom Penh Post

ASEAN calls for increased efforts to combat arms smuggling

The Phnom Penh Post

PM Manet hails new ASEAN-connected single window service

The Jakarta Post

British Council focuses on ASEAN creative economy

Vientiane Times

Laos backs stronger ASEAN-OECD collaboration at Ministerial Council Meeting

The Japan News

ASEAN Plus 3 shares concerns about excessive exchange rate fluctuation

The Nation

Huawei sees big potential in ASEAN’s shift to digital economy

China Daily

Mideast tensions weigh on ASEAN economies

The Nation

Women in Southeast Asia gaining representation in boardrooms, report finds

The Jakarta Post

Food, energy, economic resilience key to ASEAN security, says Indonesia

CROSS-STRAITS RELATIONS

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

China Daily

President Lai’s ‘radical independence’ stance blasted

China Daily

China launches two-day military drills around Taiwan island

China Daily

Mainland: ‘Taiwan independence’ incompatible with cross-Strait peace

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Taiwan coast guard ramps up island patrols ahead of inauguration of new leader

China Daily

‘Rumourmongers’ in Taiwan to face sanctions

The Straits Times

China sanctions five Taiwan political pundits, rolls out law to punish ‘separatists’

The Straits Times

Five Chinese ships in Taiwan’s ‘restricted’ waters days before inauguration

China Daily

China warns against ‘Taiwan independence’ efforts at World Health Assembly

China Daily

Beijing lashes out at Taiwan’s DPP authorities for currying favour with Tokyo

The Straits Times

Taiwan detects 26 Chinese aircraft and five ships around island

China Daily

China opposes US encouraging Taiwan’s presence at WHA

China Daily

Fashion & tradition: Taiwan youth part of hanfu revival

China Daily

Mainland to import Taiwan agriculture, fishery products

China Daily

New steps to boost cross-Strait tourism

INDO-PACIFIC AND ASIA

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

Philippine Daily Inquirer

President Marcos eyeing stronger Philippine-New Zealand tourism partnership

The Phnom Penh Post

ADB raises concerns about region’s ageing population, urge reforms

China Daily

US missiles in Philippines cast ‘black day’ for Asia-Pacific, say China analysts

China Daily

China says AUKUS expansion will undermine peace after Japan and Canada express interest

China Daily

AUKUS ties may undermine regional stability in Asia-Pacific

China Daily

APEC meetings: Hong Kong to forge stronger ties with Asia-Pacific countries

The Phnom Penh Post

PM Manet addresses regional forum, calls for digital cooperation, innovation

Philippine Daily Inquirer

New Zealand commits US$25M for ADB energy transition mechanism in Southeast Asia

The Jakarta Post

China says AUKUS risks nuclear proliferation in Pacific

ASIAN EDITORS CIRCLE

COMBATING INFLATION

The Korea Herald

‘Gimflation’ in S. Korea as dried seaweed prices grow on rising global demand

The Daily Star

Shipping cost in Bangladesh keeps upward trend as Red Sea Crisis lingers

The Straits Times

Singapore vegetable, seafood production fell in 2023 due to construction challenges, inflation

The Korea Herald

Seoul sees further jump in cost of dining out

Philippine Daily Inquirer

President Marcos bares new rice price management plan

The Daily Star

A kilogramme of beef for a maund of paddy in Bangladesh

The Star

Government will announce timeline for diesel subsidy rationalisation when it is ready- Malaysia Economy Minister

The Nation

Employers’ Confederation in Thailand against blanket minimum wage hike

The Jakarta Post

Retail sales barely grow despite high consumer confidence

The Daily Star

Inflation in Bangladesh eases but stays above 9% in April

The Daily Star

Bangladesh raises gold prices again

The Daily Star

Onion prices up by Tk10-15 in Dhaka

The Nation

Caps on diesel, cooking gas, power to continue for now in Thailand

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Inflation casts shadow over hunt for cheap Philippine shares

The Straits Times

No final decision made on fuel subsidy cuts: Malaysian PM Anwar

China Daily

New-age teas bubble up toward a boom in China

SPORTS & GAMES

The Kathmandu Post

Phunjo Lama reclaims women’s fastest Everest climb record

The Straits Times

Siddharth Jagadeesh becomes Singapore’s sixth and youngest chess grandmaster at 17

The Nation

PM Srettha holds talks with Formula One Group in Italy for potential F1 race in Bangkok

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo dazzles in floor for second gold at Asian Championships

China Daily

Chinese athletes ready to skate, battle, and roll

The Kathmandu Post

Trekking through Himalayan heights to the roof of the world

Viet Nam News

Vietnamese athletes with disabilities preparing for 2024 Paris Paralympics

The Japan News

Uniqlo designs official wear for Swedish team at Paris Games

The Kathmandu Post

Kami Rita summits Everest 29th time, eyes yet another climb this season

China Daily

Sudoku championship showcases growing trend in youth participation

The Japan News

Japan-born wrestler’s Olympic dream comes true as Samoan

The Japan News

Olympic medalist Shoma Uno announces retirement from skating

The Star

No to violence: Bukit Aman’s classified crimes investigation unit to probe attacks against footballers

The Nation

Thailand to face mighty USA in 2024 Volleyball League opener

The Star

National footballer Faisal in ICU with fourth degree burns, needs more surgery

China Daily

Serbian hoops to make a home in China

ASIA ON SCREEN

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Sushi world in Hanoi
Hats off to tradition
Hats off to tradition
Heroes with no names
Heroes with no names
End of an era: Singapore’s Thambi Magazine Store's last day
End of an era: Singapore’s Thambi Magazine Store's last day
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Masking up in Vietnam’s Binh Dinh province
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Helping Singapore write its stories
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The Straits Times

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