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Indonesia President Joko Widodo has contradicted claims by Australia PM Tony Abbott that he might soften stance on planned executions of drug traffickers, The Jakarta Post reports. The parents of former Thai princess Thanpuying Srirasm Suwadee were taken into police custody after confessing to defaming the monarchy, says The Nation. US said the ongoing crisis in Bangladesh has to be addressed internally, writes The Daily Star. South Korea’s decision to extend the life of its second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2020 has triggered controversy, according to The Korea Herald. China has launched a crackdown on parents who sell their children, China Daily reports.
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