LIMAU, Indonesia - An $85 million deal involving three blocks in southern Sumatra and a Chinese oil giant is under investigation. It’s being probed as part of Xi Jinping’s ant-graft campaign that has already destroyed a powerful political rival. Full Article
SYDNEY - Asian shares enjoyed their best day in 15 months on Friday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to withdraw stimulus from the U.S. economy.
WASHINGTON - The United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed. Full Article
Crowds of people are still flocking to the scene of Sydney's deadly cafe siege to lay floral tributes for the two civilian victims. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).