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Crikey Blogs | THE WORLD |

It is AFP’s fault Sukumaran and Chan are on death row — and AFP needs to step up to help save them

Indonesia has a hardline approach to the death penalty for those involved in the Indonesian drug trade. But Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were not involved in the Indonesian drug trade, writes an Australian crown prosecutor and former resident of Indonesia.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 15 UNLOCK?

Rundle: American Sniper is the self-hating nihilism of a nation in decay

American Sniper’s alleged anti-war complexities are nothing more than self-pity from a nation that’s lost all meaning.

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Crikey Blogs | THE WORLD |

Is MH370 in Kazakhstan? On faking that crucial ping

All of the searches for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are assuming the plane turned south. But what if it turned north?

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 3 UNLOCK?

Abbott’s cavalier disdain for foreign policy will cost lives

Don’t believe everything you read — Tony Abbott’s not doing any better overseas than he is here.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | THE WORLD | 1 UNLOCK?

Essential: voters unimpressed with Abbott’s Indonesian diplomacy

A certain fortress mentality is evidenced in today’s Essential Report, with voters less likely to rate relations with all our major trading partners as important.

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THE WORLD | 1 UNLOCK?

Indonesia selective on capital punishment (and that’s very bad for Chan and Sukumaran)

Indonesia has a track record of affording clemency to its own citizens charged with drug offences, but foreigners are unlikely to get a reprieve, writes policy analyst Sarah Gill.

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Crikey Blogs | THE WORLD |

The remains of MH370 are officially nowhere

Authorities continue to bungle the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 4 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Greece gives Germany the finger and hunkers down for the blitz

Greece has decided to stick it to the EU and extend its current loan arrangement. Germany says “nein”. Who will blink first?

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SALLY WHYTE | THE WORLD | 4 UNLOCK?

Hope and justice: Australia holds vigils for Chan and Sukumaran

Last night, heartfelt vigils for Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were held around Australia.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 1 UNLOCK?

In the Year of the Goat, we must bell the Chinese cat

Despite the optimistic posturing of Australia’s Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens, China’s economy is in trouble, and it’s time for Australia to readjust its policies to recognise the looming downturn.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | THE WORLD | 5 UNLOCK?

The devil wears Shahada: how IS uses radicalised women to market jihad

The increased use of female suicide bombers by Islamic State militants is, in large part, due to the increased media coverage they generate.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 38 UNLOCK?

Rundle: how to save the Bali Nine

Smug moral superiority won’t save Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. What’s required is an audacious creativity. But what are the odds the Abbott government has got the resolve to make it happen?

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 4

Could Aung San Suu Kyi become president of Myanmar?

As Myanmar’s ruling government is pushing for regressive legislation amounting to religious apartheid, Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi makes a bold play for democracy.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 1

India rises, as China comes to rain on Japan’s parade

The global pivot to Asia just became a little more complex. As everyone jostles for a bigger slice of the power pie, the Abbott government is left with some tough decisions to make on Australia’s future relationship with China.

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BEN SANDILANDS | THE WORLD |

TransAsia crash raises uncomfortable truths about air safety

The February 4 crash of a TransAsia ATR turbo-prop into a river near Taipei is not “just another unfortunate turbo-prop crash”. It has wide-ranging implications for Taiwanese air safety.

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THE WORLD | 3

A former Kerobokan prisoner pleads: spare the lives of the Bali Nine

Xander, a former prisoner at Indonesia’s notorious Kerobokan prison, pleads for mercy for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

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THE WORLD | 1

Are the Bali Nine executions legal?

Indonesia’s recent “bundling” approach to application of capital punishment sentences seems as strange as it does distressing, writes policy analyst Sarah Gill.

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THE WORLD |

While we look away, Bali Nine prepare for their grim fate

Far from home, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are expected to be executed this week. Sarah Gill, policy analyst and volunteer for the Mercy Campaign, says we let it get this far because we weren’t paying attention.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD |

China’s party men concerned as anti-corruption campaign claims scalps

Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign is opaque, utterly devoid of due process — and hurting big business.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 7

Rundle: in Greece, on the cusp of history

Greece is a long way from saved, but the ascension of Syriza should provide a political road map for aspiring left-wing governments.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 6

Yingluck is right, democracy is dead in Thailand

The military junta that controls Thailand is looking every inch a dictatorship.

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Crikey Blogs | THE WORLD |

AirAsia pilots said to have cut off flight computers before crash

There are now competing claims as to whether everything on the A320 had been properly maintained or not, with a new report indicating the pilots may have cut power to a critical computer system.

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THE WORLD |

An unlikely martyr emerges from Paris supermarket siege

Yoav Hattab, a 21-year-old Tunisian Jew, was murdered in a kosher supermarket on the day of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Eyewitness accounts show that he died a hero, trying to protect his fellow hostages, writes freelance journalist Ken Haley.

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Crikey Blogs | THE WORLD |

Coincidence? MH370 search vessels converge in the Indian Ocean

Coincidences mount in the search for MH370 as Malaysian authorities prepare to release an interim report on the flight’s mystery disappearance.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD |

Pentagon shows the proper way to farewell a beloved monster

While many point out he was a brutal dictator, western elites are mourning Saudi King Abdullah - and none more so than the Pentagon.

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