- Indonesia nearly ready to execute 9 foreign drug smugglers
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia on Wednesday transferred two Australians early Wednesday in preparation for the execution by firing squad of nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling, as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.
- India orders TV stations not to give rapist a platform
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a New Delhi bus in which one of the attackers blames the victim and says she could have avoided being killed if she had not fought back, a government official said.
- UN urges Sri Lanka to quickly address mistrust of new gov't
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A U.N. envoy urged Sri Lanka's new government on Tuesday to address skepticism among ethnic Tamils about its efforts to promote post-war reconciliation, saying there should be more progress in accountability and in human rights issues.
- India, Pakistan envoys praise meetings held to repair ties
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Envoys from India and Pakistan agreed Tuesday to find common ground but there was no decision on whether the rare meeting between the wary rivals would result in future negotiations.
- Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal charges 2 new suspects
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal charged two more suspects on Tuesday, risking a confrontation with the country's prime minister, who has warned against adding new defendants.