TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -  The suspect, Satoshi Uematsu, had made unusual remarks about the social welfare facility’s disabled residents, such as “They should be euthanised” and “People like that should die.”

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TAIPEI (The China Post/ ANN) - The National Development Council (NDC) said the recovery in June may be interpreted as a positive sign though analysts were reserved regarding the pace of the recovery.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - The Chinese President urged the People’s Liberation Army to accelerate its ground force’s transformation and reform.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - China’s proportion of the global 1 per cent rose from 1.3 per cent to 3.4 per cent between 2005 and 2012, and was well above its 2002 share, which was a mere 0.2 per cent.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - US National Security Advisor Susan Rice brought the message during her latest visit, a source with the Foreign Ministry said.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - A survey reveals that Indonesians think corruption has worsened.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ ANN) - The Japanese Chamber of Commerce Bangkok surveyed business sentiment from May 23 to June 15, which drew responses from 26.9 per cent or 459 companies.

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BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva dealt a major blow to the Thai junta and coup supporters by rejecting the draft constitution.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Police have arrested a 26-year-old on suspicion of attempted murder and believe he targeted the victims while they were sleeping. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -  The suspect, Satoshi Uematsu, had made unusual remarks about the social welfare facility’s disabled residents, such as “They should be euthanised” and “People like that should die.”

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Many Thais are still unaware when the national vote takes place and whether August 7 is a big day.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Nothing in the Philippine Constitution requires that, when the President discharges his duty to “address the Congress at the opening of its regular session,” he or she must do so with Lincolnesque eloquence or with a Rooseveltian sense of occasion.

DENPASAR (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - A mother of executed Bali Nine drug ring member begged Indonesian President Joko Widodo to stop executions.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Flexibility and consensus might yet resolve the territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - The foreign ministers agreed on the Chiang Mai Cooperation Plan, the Asian Market Implementation Plan, loans, insurance and investment. They pledged to promote regional economic stability.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ ANN) - Philippines' Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and five other leaders and organisations from Asia have been named this year’s recipients of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards.