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Red moon rising: China's mission to the far side

Red moon rising: China's mission to the far side

The Western world will watch a red moon rise on Sunday night.

  • by Kirsty Needham

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Bali bombing survivors furious at early release of radical cleric
Indonesia

Bali bombing survivors furious at early release of radical cleric

Bali bombing survivors are furious about the early release of Abu Bakar Bashir, who will be free to begin preaching again.

  • by James Massola, Karuni Rompies & Amilia Rosa
Myanmar army ordered to take offensive against Arakan Army
Myanmar

Myanmar army ordered to take offensive against Arakan Army

Military officers said at a news conference that Aung San Suu Kyi ordered security forces to launch the offensive.

Indian guru gets life sentence in murder of journalist
India

Indian guru gets life sentence in murder of journalist

An Indian court sentenced a popular and flamboyant spiritual guru and three followers to life in prison on Thursday in the murder 16 years ago of a journalist who published a letter about the guru's alleged sexual exploitation of women.

Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, leader of group behind Bali bombings, to walk free early
Indonesia

Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, leader of group behind Bali bombings, to walk free early

The Indonesian cleric, who has served nine years in jail, is aged 81 and his health is poor.

  • by James Massola, Amilia Rosa & Karuni Rompies
Vietnam demolitions pit Catholic Church against authorities
Catholic church

Vietnam demolitions pit Catholic Church against authorities

Residents in Tan Binh district received no warning of the demolitions earlier this month and were given little compensation, according to local media reports.

  • by Rina Chandran
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Trump missile defence review eyes 'extraordinary threat' of North Korea
USA

Trump missile defence review eyes 'extraordinary threat' of North Korea

US President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped US missile defense strategy that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat".

  • by Phil Stewart
Jokowi vs Prabowo: Indonesian presidential debate robotic, risk-averse
Analysis
Indonesia election

Jokowi vs Prabowo: Indonesian presidential debate robotic, risk-averse

The first debate of Indonesia's 2019 presidential election posed key questions on terrorism, corruption and human rights, but provided few answers.

  • by James Massola
Australian woman deported from Thailand after overstaying by 111 days
Thailand

Australian woman deported from Thailand after overstaying by 111 days

Claire Johnson was due to return to Australia more than a week ago.

  • by James Massola & Rachel Clun
Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following China threats
Taiwan

Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following China threats

The drills are Taiwan's first since Chinese President Xi Jinping reasserted Beijing's willingness to use military force to bring Taiwan under Chinese control.

Sri Lanka mulls $400m China loan to repay debts
Foreign Relations

Sri Lanka mulls $400m China loan to repay debts

Sri Lanka must repay $US5.9 billion in foreign loans this year, of which 40 per cent needs to be serviced during the first three months.