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Aussies on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island
Two Australian drug smugglers were transferred Wednesday to an Indonesian island where they will be executed, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia was “revolted” by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them.
 

Australian authorities are clamping down on wealthy foreigners illegally buying real estate, ordering a Chinese billionaire to sell a Sydney mansion he recently bought for US$30 million, a minister said on Wednesday.
 

Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, an official said Wednesday, sparking claims of mismanagement.
Hundreds of starving koalas killed in Australia

 

India has banned the broadcast of a controversial documentary in which one of the men who gang-raped and murdered a student is shown blaming the victim — a move the film's maker called “arbitrary censorship.”
 

A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 224 passengers had to be evacuated after it missed the runway on landing at Katmandu airport on Wednesday and skidded onto nearby grassland.
Turkish Airlines plane skids off Nepal runway, 224 passengers evacuated

 

Australia's economy expanded slower than forecast in the last three months of 2014, data showed Wednesday, fuelling expectations the central bank will further cut interest rates to record lows.
 

One of the men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that shocked the world has said he blames the victim for “roaming around at night.”
 

Australia announced Tuesday it will send another 300 troops to Iraq in a joint mission with New Zealand to help train local forces fighting to reclaim territory seized by the Islamic State (IS) group.
 

Two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia will be transferred Wednesday from their jail on Bali to an island off Java where they will be put to death, an official said.
 

An investigating judge at Cambodia's U.N.-backed court Tuesday charged two more former Khmer Rouge cadres with crimes against humanity, days after the country's premier warned prosecuting further suspects could ignite a civil war.
 

Bangladesh authorities announced they had arrested a radical Islamist Monday over last week's machete murder of an atheist American blogger, accusing him of being behind earlier death threats on social media.
 

An 18-month-old girl was among the children allegedly sexually abused by an Australian man arrested in the Philippines last month, government investigators said Monday.
 

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and vowed “merciless” retaliation Monday as the U.S. and South Korea kicked off joint military drills denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational.
 

India's factory output in February grew at its slowest pace in five months as business demands remained dim, a survey showed Monday, suggesting strong government steps were needed to reignite growth.
 
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