The high-speed rail project remains a priority for the Indonesian government and reports that said it had been "halted" did not come through official channels, the Indonesian Embassy in Beijing told China Daily on Friday.
At least three people were confirmed dead after a light-plane crashed off the Victorian seaside town of Barwon Heads on Australia's south coast.
Schools in Australia's New South Wales state and Victoria state were placed lockdown on Friday after phone threats sparked police search operations, just days after students returned from their summer holidays.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Friday following the conclusion of a two-day policy meeting said it would implement new monetary easing measures.
A Melbourne teenager accused of plotting a terrorist attack allegedly planned to pack a kangaroo with explosives and set it loose on police officers.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) may have had a failed test of some components of a hydrogen bomb earlier this month, CNN reported on Thursday, citing a US official.
Japan's embattled Economy and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari on Thursday offered to step down from his post following allegations he received bribes from a construction company.
A timetable for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban could emerge from a roadmap to be finalized at a meeting next month.
China voiced its deep concern over the developing Korean Peninsula situation on Thursday after media reports speculated that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea may conduct a missile launch in the near future.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said here Thursday that the country will grant visa exemption for Chinese tourists as a measure to boost tourism.
China agrees the United Nations Security Council should take further actions and pass a new resolution on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) following its nuclear test earlier this month.
Nguyen Phu Trong has been re-elected as the General Secretary of the newly-elected 12th Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) in its first plenary held on Wednesday.