An Indonesian minister has warned a "human tsunami" of asylum-seekers could be unleashed on Australia in retaliation if Canberra keeps pressing for clemency for two Australian drug smugglers on death row, as ties between the neighbours fray.
Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were transferred Wednesday to an island where they will be executed, as the Australian leader said his country was "revolted" by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday she was "very disappointed" at the failure of the latest bid to spare two Australians on death row in Indonesia, as Jakarta signalled that execution preparations were almost complete.
A meal to die for! A death row US woman, convicted for killing her husband, has submitted a lengthy list for her last feast before execution -- from cheeseburgers to cherry vanilla ice cream -- she wants it all.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday pleaded with Indonesia to heed Australia's call for clemency for two death row convicts, and warned that Canberra would make its displeasure known should the executions go ahead.
Amid uncertainty over the release of five Indian fishermen facing death sentence in Sri Lanka, a delegation of fishermen from Tamil Nadu on Monday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and sought Centre's intervention for their "immediate release".