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Brother of Australian on Indonesia death row pleads for mercy

 The brother of an Australian facing imminent execution in Indonesia has appealed on national television for President Joko Widodo to spare the drug smuggler`s life.

Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia to trial new jet tracking system

Australia Sunday said it was trialling a "world first" system with Malaysia and Indonesia that increases the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing authorities to quickly react to abnormal situations such as the disappearance of MH370.

AirAsia crash: Indonesia officially ends search operations

An Indonesian official Saturday said the search operation for bodies and wreckage of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 has officially come to an end.

Indonesia retrieves last of crashed AirAsia jet fuselage

Indonesia has retrieved the final major part of the fuselage of an AirAsia jet that crashed into the Java Sea in December, killing all 162 people on board, officials said Saturday.

Powerful undersea earthquake shakes central Indonesia

A powerful undersea earthquake shook parts of south-central Indonesia on Friday, but no major damage or tsunami were expected because of its depth.

Over 500 Indonesians have joined Islamic State

More than 500 Indonesians have joined the ranks of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria while the authorities have not taken any precautionary measures, according to the country`s largest Muslim body, media reported on Friday.

Indonesian in city hospital with swine flu symptoms

An air passenger from Indonesia displayed swine flu-like symptoms on Thursday after arriving here in a flight, a top official of N S C B International airport said.

Indonesia`s Widodo `considering position` on death row Australians

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday offered a glimmer of hope for two men facing imminent execution in Indonesia after phoning President Joko Widodo, who he said was "carefully considering his position".

Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott struck a conciliatory tone on Thursday after speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers.

Australia `very disappointed` at Indonesia death row ruling

 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.

Jakarta court dismisses death row Australians` legal challenge

An Indonesian court on Tuesday dismissed a bid by two Australian drug traffickers on death row to avoid execution by challenging the president`s rejection of their pleas for clemency.

Indonesia recalls newly assigned envoy to Brazil over delay

Indonesia says it has recalled its newly designated ambassador to Brazil to protest the abrupt postponement of the approval of his credentials.

Australian FM calls Indonesia to ease tensions: Reports

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called on Indonesia to give two Australians on death row an "indefinite stay of execution" as she clarified her Prime Minister`s comments linking their fate to aid, media reports said on Saturday.

Brazil`s Rousseff refuses Indonesian envoy credentials

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday refused to accept the credentials of the Indonesian ambassador to demonstrate her anger at last month`s execution of a Brazilian citizen for drug smuggling.

Crowded bus overturns in western Indonesia, killing 16

Police say a crowded bus overturned on a toll road on Indonesia's main island of Java and 16 people were killed.

Acting chairman of Indonesia's anti-graft body appointed

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday appointed Tufiequrahman Ruki as acting chairman of the country`s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Indonesia says `nothing` will stop Australian executions

Indonesia`s attorney-general declared Friday "nothing whatsoever" could stop the execution of two Australians from going ahead, promising the drug smugglers will face the firing squad as soon as possible.

Indonesia says execution of two Australians delayed up to a month

The execution of two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia has been delayed by up to one month, the vice president`s office told a news agency on Friday.

Australia PM denies threatening Indonesia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday denied threatening Indonesia over the fate of two Australians on death row by linking their fate to aid, insisting he was simply pointing out the depth of ties between the neighbours.

Indonesia to release AirAsia investigation report by August: minister

 Indonesia will release the final report into last year`s AirAsia plane crash by August, the transport minister told AFP this week.