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Asean calls for self-restraint, dialogue amid tension in Korean peninsula

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Asean ministers said the “instability in the Korean Peninsula seriously impacts the region and beyond.”

The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) spoke out on Friday against North Korea’s reported nuclear tests and missile launches.

Asean Sectoral Working Group on Livestock to discuss animal diseases, livestock development

BANDAR SERI BENGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - The Asean Sectoral Working Group on Livestock (ASWGL) Meeting was officially opened yesterday by Hajah Aidah binti Haji Mohd Hanifah, the Director of Agriculture and Agrifood, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.

Drug suspects found in secret police cell in Manila

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A human rights group and members of the media were shocked when they discovered a clandestine cell behind a shelf which held drug suspects inside a Manila police station. 

Live streaming may be too big a risk

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Murders broadcast live on Facebook, one after another, suggest that, for the disturbed, an immediate audience is too great a lure.

Duterte to New York Times: ‘You better stop your publishing’

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte did not mince words in his response to the latest New York Times editorial piece which said that he is a man that “must be stopped.” 

President Rodrigo Duterte hit back at the New York Times in an expletive-laced response to its editorial that suggested that he must be stopped because of his brutal war on drugs.

300 trees planted at Berakas beaches on Earth Day

BANDAR SERI BENGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - In conjuction with Earth Day 2017, members of the Beach Bunch - a non-government organisation (NGO) with a vision to have better beaches for all, including coastal wildlife - with the support of the Forestry Department planted some 300 trees at the beaches of Berakas Forest Reserve.

Asean leaders set for annual summit

BANDAR SERI BENGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam will join other Asean leaders at the 30th Asean Summit which will be held in Manila, the Philippines tomorrow.

Fiesta-themed gala dinner for Asean leaders

Southeast Asian leaders will enjoy the best of Philippine hospitality when President Duterte fetes them at a fiesta-themed gala dinner at the end of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit on Saturday.

Indonesia climbs six spots in 2017 press freedom ranking

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia improves its position at the 2017 World Press Freedom Index.

Asean to address US-North Korea strife

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - Asean officials said this was the first time that a senior North Korean official had asked Asean to address the issue.