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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    15 people, including 10 foreigners, missing when boat sinks off Indonesia

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:06pm by AFP

    ... in the east of the country, while 10 others had been rescued, search-and-rescue officials said. The vessel hit a reef and went down on Saturday en route from Lombok island to Komodo island, the home of the Komodo dragon- the world's biggest lizard and a draw for tourists. Those rescued were from New Zealand, Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and France, said Budiawan, ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, yesterday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite ... US reporter James Foley. "We do not tolerate it, we forbid Isis in Indonesia," he added, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as the group was formerly known. ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Heather Mack, accused of mother's murder, says Bali jailers attacked her

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:14am by AFP

    ... a maximum penalty of death in Indonesia. However, Elkin has insisted claims that Heather Mack was involved in her mother's death were false. "Said allegations and reports are not true ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Ten years after tsunami swept her away, Indonesian girl back with family

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:50pm by AFP

    ... of thousands more in other countries around the Indian Ocean. ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo fires opening salvo in court challenge to Widodo's election victory

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 09:46pm by AFP

    ... Indonesian ex-general Prabowo Subianto angrily claimed widespread cheating cost him victory in the country's presidential election at the start of his legal challenge to the result yesterday. ... a former furniture exporter known by his nickname Jokowi, won legions of fans with his down-to-earth style as Jakarta governor and is the country's first leader from outside the political ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo Subianto launches legal challenge to Joko Widodo's win in Indonesia's presidential election

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:24am by AFP

    ... "revolution" if his challenge were to fail. "We won't let this country be led by the other camp. They will allow foreign intervention and communism," one protester shouted to supporters, ... history. For the first time, the election commission posted online the voting tally sheets from all polling stations across the country, which make up nearly half a million forms. Votes were ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia to declare winner in presidential race

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by AP

    ... the long and brutal Suharto dictatorship. The country of 240 million is experiencing a slowing economy- the largest in Southeast Asia- and needs leadership to tackle a rapidly crumbling infrastructure. Once the Election Commission announces the winner, it is highly likely the losing candidate will appeal to the Constitutional Court, the country's highest. Judges there will have two ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Australia's Tony Abbott cancels trip to Indonesia, and report links it to interception of asylum seekers' boat

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 03:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian PM won't say why he's skipping Bali conference, but report links it to turning back of asylum seekers, a sore point with Indonesia Boats row may have led Abbott to axe trip Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday cancelled a trip to Indonesia amid reports that the interception of an asylum seekers' boat could renew ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Bali to continue anti-rabies dog cull despite outrage over slaughter video

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by AFP

    ... after contracting rabies on Bali, but the numbers have declined rapidly over the years, with 10 deaths reported since 2012. Bali Governor I Made Mangku Pastika recently encouraged authorities to "eliminate" all stray dogs, according to local media reports, saying the government was tired of carrying out vaccinations and that protecting tourists was a priority. ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta's first ethnic Chinese governor, Ahok, a break with the past

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by Amy Chew

    ... Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, underscores how far Indonesia has come in the country's struggle to break from its authoritarian and racially charged past, where just 16 years ago ethnic Chinese were the target of mob violence when riots erupted across the country. "With the advance of democracy, we have become less conscious of our differences. So the presence of Ahok ...




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