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Ignoring appeals, Indonesia plans to execute 14

The group of mostly foreigners will be put to death for drug crimes in the country's third round of recent executions.

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Australia prison abuse could violate UN torture treaty

The use of restraints and tear gas on juveniles could be in violation of UN conventions against use of torture.

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Tropical Storm Mirinae barrels across southwest China

Damaging winds and flooding rains hit Hainan province before heading towards northern Vietnam.

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Wiranto named Indonesia's top security minister

Wiranto, implicated by UN in atrocities in East Timor during occupation and 1999 separation, to oversee five ministries.

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Australia: PM orders inquiry into juvenile prison abuse

Footage from youth detention centre shows Aboriginal teens tear-gassed, stripped naked and chained to chairs.

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UN urges Indonesia to halt looming executions

UN express alarm at planned executions of convicts, including citizens from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Senegal.

Indonesian anti-drugs protest

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Ex-employee stabs 19 people to death in Japan care home

Former employee of care centre in Sagamihara arrested, reportedly saying "the disabled should all disappear".

Sagamihara

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Two Hong Kong journalists jailed in China

Publisher and editor-in-chief found "guilty" of running an "illegal business" that sent political magazines to China.

Hong Kong booksellers

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Anger grows over China's handling of deadly floods

Five days after rains lashed parts of country's north, authorities face accusations of trying to cover up the disaster.

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Philippines' Duterte declares ceasefire with communists

In first State of the Nation speech, president lays groundwork for peace talks with armed groups due to begin in Norway.

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