BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Some of the families of passengers who went missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 — the jetliner that disappeared on its way to Beijing in 2014 — will go to the United States next week to file a lawsuit against aircraft maker Boeing, a lawyer involved in the case said.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Cambodia’s top monastic leader, Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong, urged the nation’s monks yesterday to vote for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, explaining that the outcome of the 2018 national election has been “arranged already”.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) -  Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday dismissed the European Union’s decision to pull support from the National Election Committee, saying that “liberal, multiparty democracy will not become the hostage of anyone”.

PHNOM PENH (Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Visiting US State Department official W Patrick Murphy yesterday warned that further punitive action could be forthcoming in response to the government’s recent crackdown on the main opposition, while repeatedly pointing to the US’s warm relationship with the people of Cambodia – if not their leaders.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) -  Parliamentary elections are nearing in Bhutan.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres agreed on Thursday that Japan and the United Nations will closely coordinate in dealing with North Korea, which has been continuing its nuclear and missile development programs.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A film depicting a Nepalese man who fearlessly guided a Japanese rescue team amid the rubble of the 2015 massive earthquake in Nepal was to be released Friday in the Himalayan country.

HIROSHIMA (The Japan News/ANN) - The Hiroshima High Court decision on Wednesday was the first-ever high court injunction against operation of a nuclear reactor, as the court ordered that operations be suspended at the No. 3 reactor at Shikoku Electric Power Co.’s Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture. 

WASHINGTON (Dawn/ANN) - US president signed a $700 billion defence bill that includes reimbursement for Pakistan for supporting American forces.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Pakistan says India has no explanation why serving naval commander Kulbhushan Jadhav working on secondment to RAW was travelling inside Pakistan using a Muslim name.