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Australia's police work abroad under spotlight with Indonesia executions

SYDNEY - The case of two Australians on death row in Indonesia has cast a spotlight on the foreign work of Australia's police force, whose tip off to their Indonesian counterparts a decade ago was key in their arrest and looming execution by firing squad.

Indonesia rebuffs last-ditch bids to delay drug-convict executions

CILACAP, Indonesia/SYDNEY - Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals from Australia and the Philippines to spare their nationals and ignoring a decision by the Constitutional Court to hear a final challenge. | Video

Indonesia, World, 27 Apr 2015

Australian convict marries girlfriend, as Indonesia execution looms

CILACAP, Indonesia - An Australian death row convict married his girlfriend in prison on Monday, a day before his possible execution by an Indonesian firing squad for drug offences.

World, Indonesia 27 Apr 2015

Indonesia informs death row convicts execution just days away

CILACAP, Indonesia - Indonesia has informed two Australians, one Nigerian and four other death-row drug convicts that they will be executed in a matter of days, possibly as soon as Tuesday. | Video

World, Indonesia, Africa 25 Apr 2015

U.N. chief appeals to Indonesia not to carry out executions

UNITED NATIONS - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to Indonesia on Saturday not to execute 10 prisoners, including two Australians, for drug-related crimes.

Thousands turn out in Antipodes for Gallipoli centenary

SYDNEY - Thousands turned out across Australia and New Zealand on Saturday morning for dawn services commemorating the 100th anniversary of the doomed World War One campaign at Gallipoli, an event viewed by many as the nations' foundational myth.

World, 24 Apr 2015

Thousands turn out in Antipodes for Gallipoli centenary

SYDNEY - Thousands turned out across Australia and New Zealand on Saturday morning for dawn services commemorating the 100th anniversary of the doomed World War One campaign at Gallipoli, an event viewed by many as the nations' foundational myth.

World, 24 Apr 2015

Europe needs strong will to tackle migrants: Australian minister

BRUSSELS - Australia's tough policies have stopped migrants reaching the country by boat and Europe will need strong will to tackle boat migrants in the Mediterranean, Australia's foreign minister said on Friday.

World, 24 Apr 2015

UK boy, 14, appears in court over ANZAC day attack plot

LONDON - A 14-year-old British boy appeared in court on Friday charged with inciting a man in Australia to behead someone and carry out a terror attack on an ANZAC day parade in Melbourne.

World, Tony Abbott 24 Apr 2015

UK boy, 14, charged with inciting Australian ANZAC day attack

LONDON - A 14-year-old British boy has been charged with encouraging a beheading and inciting a terrorism attack on an ANZAC Day parade in Australia, thousands of miles from his home, Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said on Thursday.

World, Tony Abbott 23 Apr 2015
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Media says drug convicts executed in Indonesia, but Filipina spared

CILACAP, Indonesia - Eight drug-trafficking convicts from several countries were executed by an Indonesian firing squad shortly after midnight on Wednesday, media said, but a Filipina who was on death row with them was unexpectedly spared at the last minute. | Video