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Indonesian court to rule Monday on death row Australians' appeal

Jakarta - An Indonesian court will rule Monday on the appeals of two Australian drug smugglers facing execution, a judge said, as their lawyers insisted they had done their best to save the men.

Indonesia to end search for Flight 8501 victims on Sunday

Jakarta - Search and rescue officials in Indonesia plan to call off the search for victims of an AirAsia plane that crashed over the Java Sea in December even though the bodies of 56 of the plane’s 162 passengers were never found.

Australia offers to cover imprisonment costs for Bali 9 duo

Jakarta - The Australian government has offered to cover the cost of life imprisonment for the two convicted Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, of the Bali Nine gang.

Families visit Australians on Indonesian death row

Cilacap - Relatives of two Australian drug smugglers visited them Monday for the first time on an Indonesian prison island where they will be put to death, as their prime minister urged Jakarta to rethink the planned executions.

Death row Australians in last-ditch bid to halt executions

Jakarta - An Indonesian court will Thursday hear an appeal by two Australian drug smugglers on death row against President Joko Widodo's refusal to grant them clemency, a last-ditch effort to halt the looming executions.

Snowden docs: New Zealand spying on Pacific allies for NSA

Wellington - New Zealand has been spying on its small, friendly Pacific neighbors and Indonesia and is sharing the intelligence with international allies including the US National Security Agency, according to new revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Indonesia rejects prisoner swap to save death row Australians

Cilacap - Indonesia on Thursday rejected the offer of a prisoner swap proposed by Canberra in an 11th-hour bid to save two Australian drug smugglers facing execution, saying it is determined to put to death those "who have poisoned our nation".

Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

Cilacap - Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were transferred Wednesday to an island where they will be executed, as the Australian leader said his country was "revolted" by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them.

Pacquiao likes underdog role but Mayweather favorite for reason

While Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the early betting favorite to beat Manny Pacquiao on May 2 and keep his unblemished record it is not by much. And more pundits and former fighters seem to feel Mayweather has the edge, but again not by much.

Indonesia's stance 'clear' on Australians' executions: Widodo

Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said his country's stance is "clear" on the pending executions of two Australian drug smugglers, despite the suggestion by Australia's prime minister that he is "carefully considering" his position.

Jakarta court dismisses death row Australians' legal challenge

Jakarta - An Indonesian court on Tuesday dismissed a bid by two Australian drug traffickers on death row to avoid execution by challenging the president's rejection of their pleas for clemency.

Indonesia delays execution of two Australians

Jakarta - Indonesia has delayed the execution of two Australian drug smugglers by up to a month, backtracking on an earlier pledge to put the pair before the firing squad by the end of February.

Threats have no place in diplomacy, Indonesia tells Australia

Jakarta - Indonesia's foreign ministry told Australia Wednesday that nobody responds well to threats as tensions mount over the looming execution of two Australian drug smugglers.

Australians' transfer to Indonesia execution site delayed

Jakarta - The transfer of two Australians to an Indonesian island prison for execution will not go ahead this week as planned, the attorney-general's office said Tuesday, as Canberra pressed for their lives to be spared.

Australians to be sent to Indonesia execution site this week

Jakarta - Two Australian drug traffickers will be transferred this week to an Indonesian high-security prison before their execution by firing squad, with several other foreigners to follow, the attorney-general's office said Monday.

Study: Every year 13 million tonnes of plastic dumped in ocean Special

A study published in the Feb. 13 issue of the journal Science has some grim news for the world's oceans. Up to 13 million tonnes of plastic debris are being dumped in the oceans each year, the study said. And that number will grow.

Study finds smokers have thin brain cortex and impaired thinking

New research published this week has found that smoking is not just harmful to the heart and lungs - we knew that - but also harmful to the brain. That aspect of the danger of cigarettes hasn't been studied much but this study may lead to more.

Oscar De La Hoya weighs in on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight

Retired fighter Oscar De La Hoya is not involved in negotiations between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, but he knows both fighters and obviously knows the fight game. He has thoughts on what may be in a fight contract between the two.

Divers may have found crashed AirAsia co-pilot's body

Jakarta - Indonesian divers have found a body believed to be the French co-pilot who was steering an AirAsia plane when it crashed in December with 162 people onboard, an official said Saturday.Coordinator of the search and rescue effort S.B.

Report: Co-pilot was flying AirAsia plane when crisis began

Jakarta - The co-pilot was at the controls when an AirAsia jetliner went out of control over southeast Asia in December, crashing into the Java Sea and killing all 162 people aboard, unnamed flight officials said.
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