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Family 'forgives' Aussie in Java crash
The family of an Indonesian woman who died as a result of a crash with an Australian man say they've received compensation and have forgiven him.

Indian stock market hits new peak
Indian shares have swept past the 27,000-point mark, a record high buoyed by hopes the country will see stronger economic growth under the new PM.

Monkey money spread in Indian town
A monkey that grabbed a payroll bag from a building site has showered locals with banknotes as it was chased through a north Indian town.

WA man 'speeding' before Indonesia crash
Prosecutors have told a court an Australian man was speeding before a fatal motorcycle crash in Indonesia.

Philippines foils 'anti-China' bomb plot
The Philippine government says it has foiled a bid to bomb Manila airport and the Chinese embassy, saying it seemed to be driven by anti-China sentiment.

Hong Kong stocks close flat
Hong Kong stocks have closed flat on concerns about the Chinese economy.

Asia shares close mostly up
Asian shares have closed mostly up, with Tokyo the big winner on the back of a stronger US dollar.

Thailand tries UK activist for defamation
A British activist who wrote a scathing report on the practices of a Thai fruit supplier has gone on trial in Bangkok charged with defamation.

Reporters held in Papua could face trial
Two French journalists detained while reporting on the separatist movement in Indonesia's Papua province could face five years jail if they go to trial.

Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention
A fashion shoot has drawn attention to the plight of India's acid victims.

Tiger taken from Indonesia death zoo dies
A Sumatran tiger rescued from Indonesia's "death zoo" has died, but not before inspiring thousands to take notice of what was happening there.

At least 8 dead in Vietnam bus accident
At least eight people have been killed and dozens more injured after a bus plunged into a ravine in northern Vietnam.

Asia shares start week higher
Asian markets have closed higher on Monday following Wall Street's big gains on Friday.

Malaysia refuses Sydney protester entry
Malaysia refused entry to a Sydney woman who had previously been arrested for joining a protest against a rare-earths processing plant, rights groups say.

Veteran fights over matters of the heart
A visa request for the Thai fiancee of an Australian indigenous war veteran has been rejected, despite backing by former senator Fred Chaney.

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