Halt Indonesia drug executions until graft claims probed, says Australia

Australia urged Indonesia Monday to delay the execution of two men for drug offences until a corruption probe into their case is complete, after a report that judges sought tens of thousands of dollars in bribes.

Heartrending final farewells for Indonesia death row convicts

Led by the hand through a scrum of reporters to an Indonesian prison island, the six-year-old Filipino looked confused and frightened as he made one of his final visits to his mother before her execution.

Australia-bound Prince Harry set to miss royal birth

Prince Harry seems set to miss the birth of his niece or nephew when he flies back to Australia on Monday, as his sister-in-law Kate waits to go into labour.

Australian-trained doctor in Islamic State video identified

An Australian-trained doctor who appears in an Islamic State (IS) propaganda video calling for other medical professionals to join him in Syria has been identified as Tareq Kamleh, media reported on Monday.

Australia pleads for stay in executions, demands Jakarta probe

Australia made a last-minute plea on Monday for a stay in the imminent execution of two Australian drug traffickers in Indonesia, saying reports that their trial had been tainted by corruption needed to be investigated.

Australia urges Indonesia to halt drug executions until graft claims probed

Australia on Monday urged Indonesia to ensure all legal processes have been cleared of corruption before executing two of its nationals, as bribery allegations surfaced regarding their drug smuggling trial.

Thousands beg Australia not to deport autistic Filipino boy

 The mother of an autistic Filipino boy she says faces deportation because he would be a burden to the Australian taxpayer presented a petition Monday signed by tens of thousands of people begging authorities to let him stay.

Over 300 Australians missing in Nepal quake

Over 300 Australians are still missing following the tremors that devastated Nepal, authorities said on Monday.

Australia concern over doctor in IS video

 Australia Monday said it was deeply concerned about an Australian-trained doctor who appears in an Islamic State propaganda video which urges other medical professionals to join the jihadists.

Halt Indonesia drug executions until graft claims probed: Australia

 Australia on Monday urged Indonesia to ensure all legal processes have been cleared of corruption before executing two of its nationals as bribery allegations surfaced regarding their drug smuggling trial.

Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake

Here are details released by some foreign governments on citizens who were in Nepal at the time a strong earthquake hit on Saturday, killing almost 2,500.

Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice

Indonesia's attorney general's office notified nine foreigners and an Indonesian convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the UN chief and foreign leaders to spare them.

Australia says executions of two nationals in Indonesia `imminent`

The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of "Bali Nine" drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was "imminent".

Large crowds as Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day

Tens of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders turned out Saturday to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings amid tight security, a formative event that helped their forge identities as independent nations.

Chelsea to tour Australia for first time in 50 years
Chelsea to tour Australia for first time in 50 years

English football club Chelsea will tour Australia for the first time in 50 years after reportedly agreeing to play Sydney FC in June.

New treaties needed to tackle illegal sea trade: Australian Police

New regional agreements are needed to tackle criminal gangs using the world`s oceans for illegal fishing and smuggling, a top Australian maritime officer said, calling the lucrative trade an "imminent threat" to global security.

Drones provide view of dinosaur footprints in Australia

A low-flying drone is providing palaeontologists a never before seen view of ancient dinosaur footprints in Australia, media reported on Friday.

Police out in force for Anzac ceremonies in Australia

Police Friday vowed a heavy security presence as Australia prepares to honour its war dead at Anzac Day commemorations a week after an alleged terror plot was foiled.

Countdown appears to start for execution of foreigners in Indonesia

Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison for the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, although an official 72-hour notice of execution has not been given yet, diplomats said on Friday.

Chelsea to play Sydney FC in Australia: Report
Chelsea to play Sydney FC in Australia: Report

English Premier League giants Chelsea are set to play a friendly against Sydney FC in June on their first visit to Australia in 50 years, a report said Friday.