BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Constitutional court approached to hear concerns over human rights ‘violations’.
Democratic and human rights groups have announced a challenge to the junta’s order against political activity at the Constitutional Court as they demand a return of freedom of expression and political assembly.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Growing organic vegetables can help supplement the income of people in rural areas without vocational skills and Sythong Duangphasert’s family has benefited from this trend and moved out of poverty.
NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - The UN's peacekeeping force is dominated by troops from Asian countries, with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal currently contributing the largest number of peacekeepers.
MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Manila government also wants drug maker Sanofi to issue advisories and engage doctors and patients.
The Philippines has ordered French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur to recall its dengue vaccine, the world's first vaccine for the disease that had been found to pose health risks in people not previously infected.
HOKKAIDO, Japan (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Straits Times looks at how Yubari, a city where one in two residents is aged 65 or older, deals with the challenge of being the city with the oldest population.
The sign amid the overgrown grass by the roadside says "Welcome to Yubari". Underneath the words are two cartoon characters - a boy wearing a helmet with a torch and a girl with yellow ribbons in her hair.
The pair are the mascots of a theme park in Yubari, a city famous for melons, in Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido.