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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.

Philippines: Senate, House to vote separately on Constitution changes: Pimentel


Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III on 8 Jan 18 gave his assurance that the Senate and the House of Representatives would be voting separately amid apprehension the smaller upper chamber will be outvoted by the

India: SP keep options open for anti-BJP tie-up in UP


The Samajwadi Party (SP) may keep its options open for stitching an anti-BJP alliance in Uttar Pradesh in the run-up to the 2019 general election, even as it continues its exercise of selecting candidates for

Thailand: Rights group criticizes Thai PM’s cardboard cutout gesture


Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, known for his temperamental outbursts, has adopted a unique tactic to avoid tricky questions from reporters — leave a cardboard cutout of himself for reporters to quiz. But the gesture

Malaysia: Not all thrilled by idea of Mahathir as PM


Malaysia’s Reformasi movement was started in 1998 to fight the government led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, after he sacked his deputy Anwar Ibrahim. Nearly 20 years later, the story of mentor and protege could

India: Highway construction: Pace rises but targets missed


Construction of highways gathered pace to touch 20.6 km per day during Apr-Nov 17, from 16.7 km a day y/y, though even the improved rate is a far cry from road transport and highways minister