SAGAMIHARA (The Japan News/ ANN) - The latest incident is believed to be the worst case of murder involving the use of a knife since the end of World War II.

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JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - President Joko Widodo is scheduled to replace key ministers - including finance and energy ministers - today. Among the names being rumoured to join the Cabinet is Sri Mulyani, currently World Bank managing director.

NEW DELHI/IMPHAL (The Statesman/ANN) - Firebrand human rights and political activist Irom Sharmila will end her fast after 16 years to contest election as an independent candidate and marry her boyfriend.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Hot weather continues to affect southern China with outside temperature rising above 33 deg C.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - The consensus between John Kerry and Wang Yi surprised many observers, since Washington has publicly pressed Beijing to accept the recent ruling by the Arbitral Tribunal of The Hague in a case unilaterally initiated by Manila in 2013.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan leads the world in time spent online and 4G adoption.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ ANN) - Twenty-four mainland Chinese victims were killed by fire in a bus crash in Taiwan last week.

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TAIPEI (The China Post/ ANN) - The initiative is mainly spearheaded by a collaboration between ICDF and Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, in hopes of assisting Taiwan’s diplomatic ally Swaziland to improve healthcare for pregnant women and infants.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ ANN) - The Taiwan president saw a drop in approval of 14 percentage points between May and July. Around 21.1 per cent said they did not support Tsai’s handling of important national issues, while 23 per cent declined to specify approval or disapproval.

TAIPEI (The China Post) - A former lawmaker says the government has deliberately made things difficult for the fishermen.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ ANN) - An official from the Taiwanese defence minsitry said those who want to visit the Taiwan-controlled island in the South China Sea must apply to Air Force command headquarters for permission at least 45 days in advance.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ ANN) - Kenyan authorities are under strong pressure from Beijing, which in April had pressured them to send 45 Taiwanese nationals to mainland China after their Kenya trial.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Both countries were involved in a fishery dispute near the Japan-claimed Okinotori atoll in the Pacific Ocean after Japan detained a Taiwanese fishing boat on April 25 in the seas near the atoll.

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - The US embassy apologises after tear gas leaked from its grounds on July 24 in Yangon.

LAOS (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said there were no discussions about Chinese projects in Myanmar, adding that they talked about boosting bilateral relations.

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - On July 25, Asean foreign ministers held meetings with officials from the US, China, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, India and the EU.