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2 foreigners still missing in Indonesia sinking

By Mon, Aug 18, 2014 3:44PM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers have safely recovered 13 more people from a tourist boat that sank in central Indonesia, but are searching for a Dutch man and an Italian woman still missing.

Japan PM stays away from controversial Yasukuni Shrine

By Mon, Aug 18, 2014 11:00AM UTC

A ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of Japan’s WWII surrender at the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Friday drew over 80 Japanese politicians, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was not among them. The prime minister’s decision to avoid Yasukuni is seen as political move to kick-start a duration of calm in Sino-Japanese relations that could lead to the first diplomatic talks between himself and China’s President Xi Jinping this November.

Jokowi’s Challenge – Part 1: The timely rise of a furniture salesman?

By Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:43AM UTC

Despite having been involved in politics for little more than nine years, Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has already contested four separate elections – all of which he won – and is now poised to become president of the world’s third largest democracy.

US pair charged with Bali murder could face death

By Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:16AM UTC

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Police on the Indonesian island of Bali say an American couple arrested in connection with the death of the woman’s mother could be charged with premeditated murder, which carries a maximum penalty of death.

Man kills 2, injures 14 in China knife attack

By Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:01AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese state broadcaster says a knife-wielding man in a northeastern Chinese city near the North Korean border went on a slashing spree, killing two people and injuring 14 others. China Central Television, or CCTV, says the Sunday afternoon attack at a shopping mall in the city

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