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.”


MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – During his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the importance of protecting human rights. 

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - China's territorial claims to the waterway overlap with four Asean states - Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei - as well as Taiwan.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Real life of ordinary people, live-that's what the apps offer. And viewers, particularly China's young generation, find it engrossing and entertaining.

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Ex-minister with 'image of bullied heroine' tipped to win Sunday's election to lead Japan's most populous city.

MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN) - US Secretary of State John Kerry says it championed the rule of law despite omission of ruling on South China Sea dispute.

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Indonesia President Joko Widodo sacked nine ministers and demoted two more, and in their place were at least five highly rated technocrats or professionals in their field of work.

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SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The emergence of the Al Fatihin newspaper online in recent weeks - which Singapore declared a prohibited publication in all forms - drives home the message that ISIS poses a grave threat in our backyard too. 

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) -  IPhone sales in China dropped due to fierce competition from local rivals with Apple's total revenues dropping by 33 per cent, the steepest decline among all regions.

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - Representatives from the Rajawali Group and Felda may be meeting in Jakarta next week to conclude the deal.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – It was an icy meeting between former presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III for the first time since she was released from detention. 

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - The increase can be attributed to Malaysia Airlines’s 30 per cent capacity cuts and AirAsia’s strategy of flying overseas directly from secondary cities. 

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - The Malaysian plantation group has attracted suitors seeking a possible corporate exercise.

PUTRAJAYA (The Star/ANN) - The US Department of Justice filed a suit last week to seize US$1 billion in assets related to state investment arm 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

PUTRAJAYA (The Star/ANN) - Citing a confidential document from the Malaysian police, New York magazine claimed that the pilot of MH370 flew the route on southern Indian Ocean on his home simulator less than a month before the plane vanished.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Around 15,000 workers were laid off between 2013 and July this year.