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The ex-general who lost Indonesia's presidential election to Joko Widodo will challenge the result in court, his campaign team said Wednesday, a move that could spell weeks of uncertainty for the country.
 

The reform-minded governor of teeming Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has comfortably won Indonesia's closely fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto, final results showed Tuesday.
Widodo wins Indonesian presidential race

 

South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people.
Body of missing South Korean shipping tycoon found in field

 

An escalation of fighting between the Philippine army and a breakaway Muslim rebel group in the country's south killed 18 people in a single day of violence, the military said Tuesday.
 

Prime Minister Hun Sen and Cambodian opposition parties said Tuesday they agreed on a joint solution to end a political deadlock and the opposition's yearlong boycott of the national legislature.
 

Indian police beat back angry protesters who attempted to storm the premises of a top Bangalore school where a 6-year-old girl was allegedly raped, an officer said Monday.
 

An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two weeks in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, a top health official has said, calling the situation “alarming.”
 

Billionaire James Packer, one of Australia's richest men, on Tuesday announced he was setting up a philanthropic foundation to give away AU$200 million (US$188 million).
 

Japan on Tuesday cut its fiscal year growth forecast for the world's number three economy, blaming weak exports and rising imports as well as the impact of April's sales tax hike on consumer spending and business confidence.
Japan cuts growth outlook as exports hit, imports rise

 

Japan and Mongolia will sign a free-trade deal when their leaders hold talks in Tokyo later Tuesday, reports said, as Japan looks to tap the country's fast-growing economy and huge natural resources.
 
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