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Jokowi 'open to views on executions': Ahok
Jakarta's governor says he has given his anti-death penalty view to President Joko Widodo, who he believes is considering all views on the subject.


Shaolin Temple's big plans for NSW
China's Shaolin Temple is planning a $380 million complex in NSW including a temple, a hotel, a kung fu academy and a golf course.


Widodo says Indon is 'clear' on executions
Indonesian President Joko Widodo says his country remains firm in its stance on the executions of two Australian drug smugglers, despite a call from the PM.


Petronas suffers $2.57 quarterly loss
Lower oil prices have given Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas a $2.57 billion loss in the final quarter of 2014.


India pledges infrastructure spending
The new Indian government's first budget focuses on investment in infrastructure, with the promise also of a universal social security system.


Last of crashed AirAsia jet retrieved
The final major part of the AirAsia plane that crashed off Indonesia in December, killing all 162 people on board, has been retrieved from the sea bed.


Afghan avalanches toll rises above 260
The death toll caused by a series of avalanches in Afghanistan has risen past 260, according to local officials.


Sukumaran awarded degree on death row
The family of death row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran has cause for a moment of joy, after he was awarded his associate degree in fine arts.


Indian court acquits six of killings
An Indian court has acquitted six men accused of killing three British tourists during religious riots in Gujarat state in 2002.


Malaysia's Petronas swings to loss in Q4
Petronas says it has posted a net loss of 7.3 billion ringgit in the fourth quarter.


Brazilian in Indonesia 'mentally ill'
Indonesian Attorney-General Muhammad Prasetyo says a Brazilian man could still be executed even if he suffers from schizophrenia.


Asian markets end week mixed
Markets in Asia have closed mixed.


India growth to top 8% in 2015/16: govt
India's economy will grow by more than eight per cent in the next financial year, the government says in a report.


Pakistan climber massacre suspect escapes
Pakistani officials say a suspect in the massacre of 10 foreign climbers in 2013 has escaped from prison.


Australian's Malaysia drug case postponed
The case of an Australian mother charged with drug trafficking in Malaysia has been postponed.


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