KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - EC officials said they would not be able to elect candidates under the PR category in the House until the upper house is elected due to constitutional and legal requirements.

PETALING JAYA (Sin Chew Daily / ANN) - Langkawi, Taipei and Bangkok are top three destinations for Malaysians to spend their year end in 2016, according to travel website Expedia. Other favourite destinations are Singapore, Tokyo, Bali Island, Penang, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur. It said closed to half of Malaysians booked their air tickets and hotel one month before departure.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Nepal PM Deuba has accused CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli of provoking the President not to pass the ordinance arguing that the single transferable voting (STV) system provisioned in the ordinance was unconstitutional.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - A highly-placed source at Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the state-owned power utility, who is also attending the meeting, said Nepal will make the proposal to expedite project construction.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Nepal should benefit from migration, but not at the cost of the rights and wellbeing of migrants

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​Google trends report shows the top searches; new Facebook button gives more user control.

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​China's young people have their own way of online chat; some fear it may affect language, but others embrace it.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​What's needed is critical mass brave enough to take risks and driven to succeed in an age of disruption.

SEOUL (The Straits Times/ANN) -  They opt to forgo treatment when incurably ill, ahead of a new law.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​Four books by Straits Times Press clinch prizes at the annual Popular Readers' Choice Awards.