A stand-off between the US and Japan over access to farm and auto markets has been holding up negotiations over a 12-nation trade pact. -Reuters
Japan on Sunday successfully launched a back-up spy satellite, its aerospace agency said, after cancelling an earlier lift-off due to bad weather. -AFP
No protest group has announced it intends to relaunch the occupation, however. -AFP
The move is seen as a quest for stability for the tycoon's vast empire and a sign of diminishing confidence in the region. -AFP
The gemstone hobby is not new in Indonesia and has lasted for more than one decade. -Jakarta Post/ANN
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo urged not to lose focus on human rights issues now that government is focusing on reviving economy. -Jakarta Post/ANN
If Indonesia were self-sufficient there would be no more sugar or soy bean imports, says President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. -Jakarta Post/ANN
Two men have been charged with lese majeste for allegedly making claims about a royal family member, police said. -The Nation/ANN
Scholarship recipient was allegedly killed by her Thai-American boyfriend, before he turned the gun on himself. -The Nation/ANN
68 divers from the national search and rescue agency as well as others from companies and clubs would focus on scouring the fuselage of Flight QZ8501 and the seabed for remaining bodies. -AFP

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