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Philippines leader to appeal for Filipina’s life at Malaysia summit

26 April 2015

MANILA (AFP) - The Philippine president said Sunday he would appeal for mercy for a Filipina who is due to be executed in Indonesia in two days time.

International rescuers, aid dispatched to Nepal quake

26 April 2015

HONG KONG: International aid groups and governments escalated efforts to dispatch rescuers and supplies to earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort.

Japan marks 10th anniversary of train crash

26 April 2015

TOKYO: Japan marked the 10th anniversary of the nation’s worst train accident in recent memory, which killed 107 people when a rush-hour commuter line derailed and rammed into a building.

Better Japan-China ties

26 April 2015

TOKYO: Japanese and Chinese leaders share the recognition that the bilateral relationship is moving in a better direction, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.

Bali Nine duo told of execution

26 April 2015

CILACAP: Indonesia said it has officially notified eight foreign drug convicts that they will be executed, but a Frenchman was granted a temporary reprieve after Paris stepped up pressure on Jakarta.

Indonesia informs convicts of execution, Frenchman excluded

25 April 2015

CILACAP, Indonesia, April 25, 2015 (AFP) - Indonesia said Saturday it has officially notified eight foreign drug convicts that they will be executed, but a Frenchman was granted a temporary reprieve after Paris stepped up pressure on Jakarta.

Vietnam protests Canada‘boat people’ commemoration

25 April 2015

HANOI (AFP) - Hanoi has issued a stern rebuke to Ottawa after the Canadian senate passed a bill commemorating the arrival of tens of thousands of “boat people” who fled after Saigon fell to the communists 40 years ago.

Mercy pleas for Indonesia death row inmates as families arrive

25 April 2015

CILACAP, Indonesia (AFP) - Families of foreign drug convicts set to be hauled before the firing squad in Indonesia issued desperate mercy pleas Saturday, as relatives and diplomats descended on a prison island ahead of the looming executions.

Singapore mother of toddler thanks the two Indian nationals who saved her daughter's life

25 April 2015

SINGAPORE: The mother of a two-year-old child - on Friday - thanked the two men who saved her daughter from falling from her second-floor flat a day earlier.

Suga: Japan-China relations show signs of moving toward improvement

25 April 2015

TOKYO: Japanese and Chinese leaders share the recognition that the bilateral relationship is moving in a better direction, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Friday.

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