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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Death toll from Indonesia asylum boat sinking increases to 28

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 01:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Officials fear many more refugees from Lebanon, Jordan and Yemen still missing The death toll from the sinking of an Australia-bound asylum seeker boat off Indonesia’s main Java island rose to 28 on Sunday, with many more still feared missing, police said. “We found seven more bodies after sweeping the coast this morning, six adults and a boy,” Warsono, ...

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    Abbott’s asylum-seeker plan for Australia ‘crazy’, warns Indonesian MP

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 02:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta A senior Indonesian lawmaker on Tuesday described as “crazy” a plan by the front-runner for Australia’s election to pay Indonesians for unseaworthy boats to stem the flow of asylum-seekers. Tony Abbott, who is leading Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in opinion polls ahead of the September 7 vote, unveiled the plan last week, saying it would stop ...

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    Hundreds evacuated after Indonesia volcano erupts and kills five

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 02:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Maroule

    ... Agence France-Presse in Maroule Mount Rokatenda on Palue island in East Nusa Tenggara killed three adults and two children More than 500 people have been evacuated from a tiny Indonesian island where a volcano erupted at the weekend, spewing rocks and lava that killed five villagers, an official said on Monday. Mount Rokatenda, on Palue island in East Nusa Tenggara province, ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Pro-Rohingya blast hits Buddhist temple in Jakarta

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta One person injured in detonation at Buddhist temple A bomb that exploded at a Buddhist temple in the Indonesian capital Jakarta bore the words “we are responding to the screams of the Rohingya”, the place of worship said on Monday. It appeared to be the latest outburst of anger in Muslim-majority Indonesia at the plight of Rohingya Muslims, who ...

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    Strong earthquake hits western Indonesia days after deadly tremor

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 02:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... No tsunami warning issued after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake A strong 6.4-magnitude quake struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra on Saturday, US seismologists said, just days after a tremor on the vast island killed dozens and left thousands homeless. No tsunami ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia hunts escaped prison inmates after jailbreak

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Labuhan Ruku

    ... Agence France-Presse in Labuhan Ruku Escape from overcrowded Sumatran jail is latest breakout Indonesian security forces on Monday hunted for about 15 inmates who escaped from an overcrowded jail on Sumatra island, in the latest breakout to hit the country’s decrepit prison system. Prisoners rampaged through Labuhan Ruku jail on Sunday, setting fire to the building ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Death toll hits 15 from Australia-bound asylum boat

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 11:25am by Agence France-Presse in Cianjur, Indonesia

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cianjur, Indonesia The death toll after a boat carrying some 200 asylum-seekers bound for Australia capsized has risen to 15, rescuers said on Friday, adding they did not know if any passengers were still missing. Three days after the boat sank in the seas off Indonesia, rescue operation chief Rochmali, who goes by one name, said it was “unlikely” any ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic parties bounce back in Muslim-majority Indonesia's parliamentary elections

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 02:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Electoral analysts were surprised by Islamist parties' unexpectedly strong showing in parliamentary polls on Wednesday but attribute this to dissatisfaction with corrupt incumbents Indonesia’s Muslim parties enjoyed a surprise jump in support at legislative elections this week, but analysts put it more down to anger with a corrupt ruling party ...

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    Indonesia’s parliamentary vote likely to set Jakarta governor on course for presidency

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Buoyed by the popularity of Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, exit polling shows PDI-P ahead Opposition party leads Indonesian elections Indonesians went to the polls yesterday in legislative elections expected to strengthen the main opposition and move its popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, closer to becoming ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Neighbours worried China will copy Russia's annexation of Crimea, US aide says

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Armed forces chief airs worries over regional defence spending and disputed islands US says neighbours wary China will copy Russia China's neighbours are worried that Russia's annexation of Crimea might serve as a precedent for Beijing, assistant secretary of state Daniel Russel told US Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday. ...




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