KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ ANN) - After over 20 years in operation, Western Digital Corporation announced that it will be shutting down its hard disk drive manufacturing facility in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, by the end of 2019.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - How can industries hit by the latest flood disaster be put back on their feet? The central government and relevant local governments should cooperate in quickly extending them effective assistance.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ ANN) - The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has projected the country’s economy to grow by 8.2 per cent in the next  three years.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Despite Prawit’s denials, a nation TV programme points to the existence of personal service system for superiors.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - When photographs of the body of a Bhutanese woman, an overseas employee who died abroad, started circulating on social media recently, the labour ministry was oblivious of such posts on Facebook.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - In seeking to pass the blame, Deputy PM Prawit has deeply wounded the Chinese families of victims from the Phuket disaster.

OSAKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Andres Iniesta, a star midfielder who played for Spain’s national soccer team during the recent FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, arrived at Kansai Airport on Wednesday ahead of joining the J.League club Vissel Kobe. 

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Premier Li Keqiang again urged more efforts to improve patients’ access to costly cancer treatments after a hit movie drew people's attention to the dilemma faced by patients.

“The fact that patients with cancer and other serious diseases can’t afford, have no access to or cannot wait to buy imported ‘lifesaving drugs’ highlights the urgency of reducing drug prices and ensuring supply,” Li said in a written instruction in response to heated public discussion following the screening of Dying to Survive.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - The environmental quality and living conditions on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau have steadily improved thanks to government efforts, and local residents have been the economic beneficiaries due to the advent of green industry and ecological compensation policies, a white paper issued on Wednesday said.

“The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has a low intensity of human activity. The air quality is little impacted, the types of pollutants are few, the density is low and the content of pollutants is similar to those at the North Pole,” said the document, entitled Ecological Progress on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

LAI CHAU, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Desperate to leave poverty, many young people have ignored all warnings of the dangers that might befall them in China. Some have been disabled or killed at their workplaces.