Australia withdrew its ambassador in protest at the midnight executions, but Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he was merely applying "the rule of law" against narcotics traffickers.
The seven convicts -- two from Australia, one from Brazil and four from Africa -- were shot by firing squad along with one Indonesian, despite strident foreign appeals and pleas from family members.
There's speculation that three of the Africans are from Nigeria but it is not clear whether the fourth one is a Ghanaian or Nigerian nationality, here
It hurts that ours is base on speculation. And no concrete response from Nigeria Government and her people.
"We Want to Get Out of Here, Death is Upon Us": Nepal citizens Cries Out
Four days after earthquake hit Nepal, part of India and China, death toll has increased to over 5000. And the people of Nepal are in great fear as the ground keeps shaking.
"Every time it feels like we will be swallowed up, that we will die now. I want to get out of here says 24 years old Sita Guruung whose home has being destroyed.
Various countries including UK has sent in aid after the Nepal Prime Minister Shuhil Koirala made an appeal to the world at large.
The people of Ahamedaba and Kathmandu organizes prayers for all victims here.
Obama Criticizes Black Deaths at the Hand of Police and Rioters.
"This is not new. It's been going on for decades," Obama said from the White House a day after rioting erupted 40 miles north in Baltimore following the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal cord injury after being arrested.
Gray is the latest black man to die at the hands of police, prompting protests and calls for criminal justice reform. Some have criticized America's first black president for not speaking out forcefully enough as he tries to avoid criticism of law enforcement, and he responded by calling the deaths "a slow-rolling crisis."
"We have seen too many instances of what appears to be police officers interacting with individuals, primarily African-American, often poor, in ways that raise troubling questions. It comes up, it seems like, once a week now," Obama said. He said although such cases aren't unprecedented, there's new awareness as a result of cameras and social media. "We shouldn't pretend that it's new."
Still, Obama showed no sympathy for rioters, saying those who stole from businesses and burned buildings and cars should be treated as criminals. Obama said they distracted from days of peaceful protests focused on legitimate concerns "over the possibility that our laws were not applied evenly in the case of Mr. Gray and that accountability needs to exist."
"There's no excuse for the kind of violence that we saw yesterday," Obama said. "It is counterproductive. When individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot, they're not protesting, they're not making a statement, they're stealing."
But he also criticized a society that doesn't do enough to uplift poor minority communities. He said the solution to deep-seeded problems that spur violence include early education, criminal justice reform and job training, while suggesting that kind of a response is out of reach with a Republican Congress. "I'm under no illusion that out of this Congress we're going to get massive investments in urban communities," Obama said.
"It's too easy to ignore those problems or to treat them just as a law-and-order issue as opposed to a broader social issue," Obama said.
The president spoke during a state visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at one point apologizing to his guest for taking nearly 15 minutes of their news conference to discuss it. "I felt pretty strongly about it," he said.
The White House sought to show that it is keeping abreast of the fluid situation, announcing that Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett had held a conference call Tuesday with more than 50 local leaders, including urban Mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Tom Barrett of Milwaukee and Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Indiana.
Obama also taped an interview Tuesday with "The Steve Harvey Morning Show," which targets primarily African-American radio audiences. The White House said the interview would air Wednesday morning.
Source: Yahoo News.