The waiting time to see former Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin has reached 10 hours.

NASA balloon has lift-off in NZ

NASA's heavy-lift balloon has launched from the New Zealand town of Wanaka, possibly a precursor to future launches from the South Island town.
Indonesia's attorney-general says the appeals of death row convicts are being expedited so the executions can be carried out swiftly.
Australia has called for greater regional Asian cooperation to stem the growing trade of human trafficking in Thailand.
Paul Robilliard, Australia's ambassador to Thailand, has batted away questions over whether Canberra is undermining Thailand's surrogacy laws.
An Indonesian woman's trial for arranging the murder of her Australian businessman husband has heard how she planned it out with the accused killers.
Alyssa Azar is attempting to become the youngest Australian to reach the summit of Mount Everest. 
US President Barack Obama's decision to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan damages hopes for peace, says the Taliban.
The appeal of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan's denial of clemency has continued in a Jakarta court.

On death row in Indonesia

There are 10 prisoners currently on death row in Indonesia, including Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan.
A passenger train has crashed into a truck in northern Thailand, killing seven construction workers.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and US folk singer Joan Baez have been honoured with Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience award.
A Bali court will proceed with the drug smuggling trial of a New Zealand man who claims he was entrapped by an online dating scam.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has described the spread of tuberculosis from Papua New Guinea as a security threat.
Money from Australia is helping Islamic State (IS) recruit and send Indonesian fighters abroad, investigators in Jakarta say.

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