TOKYO, Jan 29 (Bernama) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said a statement he plans to issue in August marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will take on past cabinets' views of history, Japan's Jiji Press news agency reports.

JAKARTA, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) will still continue its search for the remaining 92 victims of the ill-fated AirAsia flight, according to Basarnas Chief Vice Marshal F.H. Bambang Soelistyo.

BANGKOK, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha stressed that cyber security law was necessary to prevent the abuse of social media to create unrest in Thailand, reports Thai News Agency (TNA).

MANILA, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday that there were groups trying to take advantage of the tragic incident in southern province of Maguindanao to derail the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), reports Xinhua news agency.

MOSCOW, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- Russians believe that at the moment their country has the friendliest relations with China, Belarus and Kazakhstan and most hostile relations - with the US, suggests an opinion poll of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VCIOM) the results of which were made public on Wednesday, TASS news agency reported.

BEIJING, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- The Indonesian government has lauded the China's government for sending ships to search the AirAsia QZ8501 flight's fuselage and providing assistance to retrieve the victims in Karimata Strait of South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported.