MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - African swine fever has spread to Metro Manila from adjoining Rizal and Bulacan, provinces that the government earlier acknowledged as among the areas hit by the disease that is fatal to hogs but harmless to humans.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Police arrested 13 Chinese nationals believed to be operating a prostitution den in Parañaque City, Metro Manila.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Armed Forces of the Philippines signed last week a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the consortium Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company (Mislatel) allowing the new telco to build communications facilities inside military camps and installations.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - In recent decades, millions of Chinese have attended schools and colleges in other countries.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Chinese archaeology still relies on the dedication of its practitioners despite the advances made over the past decades.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Move will help aviation industry get involved in global supply chain system.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Instead of continuing to rely on costly imported food, M’sia should move towards high-tech farming methods and engaging the youth to embrace agriculture.

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) - The government may consider enacting a law that will hold Malaysian companies responsible for fires on their estates abroad, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Despite all the humdrum and melancholic news – we enjoyed a much-needed moment of truth from our Prime Minister that I hope will set things in perspective and serve to manage the expectations of Malaysians.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has directed the public to get their information on authorities’ flood disaster response from state media, and to educate them on political ideology and maintain national solidarity.