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CLIMATE WATCH

Dawn

Haj pilgrimage ends amid deadly Saudi heat spike

The Daily Star

Flash flood, waterlogging dampen Eid joy in Sylhet

China Daily

Torrential rains cause heavy damage, at least 9 deaths in China

The Jakarta Post

USAID to help Indonesia with disaster mitigation amid global warming

China Daily

Heat wave in China to linger until next week

The Kathmandu Post

Kathmandu Valley sizzles as temperature persists over 30 degrees

The Korea Herald

4.8 magnitude earthquake strikes South Korea’s Buan, strongest of year

China Daily

Ice cream sales soar as weather heats up in China

Viet Nam News

High water temperature causes mass coral bleaching, death in Vietnam’s Con Dao

China Daily

Temperatures top 40 C in China’s northern regions

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Farm losses in the Philippines due to El Niño climb to P9.89B

Viet Nam News

Vietnam issues national plan to eliminate ozone-depleting substances

The Straits Times

135 million early deaths since 1980 linked to air pollution, with spikes during climate events

The Kathmandu Post

Monsoon enters Nepal, three days ahead of schedule

Viet Nam News

Prolonged heavy rain kills 3, causes damage in Vietnam’s northern provinces

China Daily

Inner Mongolia forges green power

MIDDLE EAST TENSIONS

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

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia appeals to European countries for two-state solution

The Daily Star

145 countries now recognise a Palestinian state

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia supports International Court of Justice’s ruling against Israel

The Nation

Thai labour minister heading to Israel to check on Thais amid conflict

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

China Daily

Humans outperform AI in Alibaba math competition

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

The Straits Times

S’pore rolls out new toolkit to test gen AI safety, lays out plans to shape conversations

The Straits Times

Japan’s ageing cats feeling paw-sitive effects of AI healthcare

Viet Nam News

First Al movie on domestic violence prevention, control to debut

The Straits Times

SM Lee warns that video of him promoting investment scam on social media is a deepfake

The Japan News

Fine-tuning datasets used in AI-generated sexual images resembling real children sold online

The Korea Herald

SM founder Lee Soo-man urges K-pop industry’s quick adoption of AI, blockchain technology

THE ASIAN VIEW

ASEAN MATTERS

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

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Philippines lags behind flock of ‘Asian geese’

The Nation

Thailand aims to become ASEAN data centre hub by 2027

CROSS-STRAITS RELATIONS

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

China Daily

President Lai’s ‘radical independence’ stance blasted

China Daily

China launches two-day military drills around Taiwan island

INDO-PACIFIC AND ASIA

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

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

ASIAN EDITORS CIRCLE

COMBATING INFLATION

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

China Daily

Warm winter pushes down this year’s litchi output, leading to a price hike

The Star

Diesel subsidy: Agriculture sector operators must be registered with GeoAgro, says Malaysia agri ministry

The Straits Times

Singapore’s hawker food prices rose by 6.1% in 2023, but cost pressures easing

The Korea Herald

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

SPORTS & GAMES

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

Viet Nam News

ASEAN Schools Games begins

The Nation

Rayong’s U-Tapao International Airport slated to host Formula 1 race

Philippine Daily Inquirer

How the rise of Premier Volleyball League has put volleyball on a pedestal in the Philippines

Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s Muay Thai team to take part in World Championship

The Japan News

Shohei Otani to serve as judge for newly established “Jump Sports Manga Sho” Award

ASIA ON SCREEN

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Colourful umbrellas provide shade in Gujarat, India amid heat wave
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Yura Halim: Surviving Hiroshima bombing in 1945
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True Crime: Brunei’s largest corruption case
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Landscape artists show talent in truck-bed contest in Osaka
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Let’s talk about death over dinner
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At least two dead, nearly a million flee as Cyclone Remal pounds Bangladesh and India
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At least two dead, nearly a million flee as Cyclone Remal pounds Bangladesh and India
Newly discovered floating lake in central Vietnam
Newly discovered floating lake in central Vietnam
What is chairlesque?
What is chairlesque?
Stamp carving in Hanoi
Stamp carving in Hanoi
Go on a cable car ride with Hello Kitty
Go on a cable car ride with Hello Kitty
Colourful umbrellas provide shade in Gujarat, India amid heat wave
Colourful umbrellas provide shade in Gujarat, India amid heat wave
Yura Halim: Surviving Hiroshima bombing in 1945
Yura Halim: Surviving Hiroshima bombing in 1945
True Crime: Brunei’s largest corruption case
True Crime: Brunei’s largest corruption case
Landscape artists show talent in truck-bed contest in Osaka
Landscape artists show talent in truck-bed contest in Osaka
Let’s talk about death over dinner
Let’s talk about death over dinner
At least two dead, nearly a million flee as Cyclone Remal pounds Bangladesh and India
At least two dead, nearly a million flee as Cyclone Remal pounds Bangladesh and India
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The Korea Herald

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The Kathmandu Post

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The Straits Times

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

The Straits Times

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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

The Korea Herald

Unspoken code of K-cool

China Daily

In China, high pay, vague job raising eyebrows

Dawn

‘Demolition of my life’: Chronicling the horrors of forced evictions in Pakistan

China Daily

Locals in Yunnan trained on Asian elephant awareness

The Straits Times

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Kuensel

Gola-Gola Bhutan: Addressing cloth waste and bringing smiles

The Star

More Malaysians are voicing political views online since the pandemic

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