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
Police in northern Australia are investigating a multiple stabbing incident in which eight children have been killed. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).