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These are sample stories on Asia which we track on a daily basis. The sources and links to the stories, which are available online, are acknowledged and listed. Where any of these stories require paid subscription to access, we've listed only the portion which the site allows.

War on drugs will not stop: Duterte


Despite the possibility of being investigated or prosecuted for extrajudicial killings by the International Criminal Court (ICC), President Duterte declared on 12 Feb 18 there will be no letup in his vicious war on drugs.

Key test for Modi and Rahul Gandhi, with eight states to hold elections


Eight Indian states, including Karnataka, go to the polls in 2018 in what analysts see as a crucial barometer of voters ahead of the general election in 2019. Polling is already underway in the north-eastern

China puts job creation on the front burner in quest for stable growth


China will boost its job creation effort and promote entrepreneurship in 2018. It is under pressure to find work for millions of unemployed people and new college graduates. The country needs to create jobs for

Thailand: PM won’t call poll without a fight


There seems to be no doubt among political observers about the regime’s political ambitions, especially given Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s recent penchant for taking his cabinet on the road. His trips to the countryside can

Singapore: Tourist arrivals, spending hit record high for 2nd straight year; China top source of visitors


Singapore hit a record high in tourist arrivals and spending for the second year in a row in 2017, with China overtaking Indonesia as the top source of visitors for the first time. The overall