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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Small tsunami waves after strong earthquake in Malukus, Indonesia

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 07:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kota Ternate Ripple of fear as quake strikes Malukus chain A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia yesterday, sparking a tsunami warning and causing panicked people to flee their homes. Small waves generated by the undersea quake were detected in several parts of the sprawling archipelago, local authorities said, ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia’s Aceh approves 100 lashes of cane for gay sex

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 10:01am by AP

    ... are non-Muslims. Indonesia's criminal code does not regulate homosexuality. The central government does not have the power to strike down a provincial law, but it can ask Aceh to reconsider ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Four killed in Indonesian plane crash after lightning strike

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 08:01pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta A light aircraft crashed and burst into flames on a beach in eastern Indonesia on Sunday after being hit by lightning, killing all four people on board, an official and eyewitness said. The Piper Seneca turboprop was flying ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia votes to scrap direct elections for local leaders

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 09:43am by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... to strike deals with local MPs to win office. Widodo, known by his nickname Jokowi, had spoken out against the plan and its victory is a setback as it suggests his new government could face problems ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian workers stage nationwide strike over pay

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 01:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Workers seeking a greater share of the benefits of Indonesia's booming economy began strike action on Thursday Workers across Indonesia begin a two-day strike on Thursday to demand higher salaries, the latest industrial action in the Southeast Asian economy as people push for a greater share of the profits from stellar growth. Calls have been ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    New strike hits Freeport’s Indonesian mine

    Posted May 01st 2013, 02:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Hundreds of workers at Freeport-McMoRan’s Indonesian mine have gone on strike demanding better pay, the US firm said on Wednesday, in the latest industrial ... of the world’s largest gold and copper mines, Freeport’s Indonesian unit said. A three-month strike over wages by thousands of workers directly employed by Freeport crippled production at the mine ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia's constitutional court backs Widodo as Prabowo Subianto's supporters stage protest

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

    ... according to the law," justice Muhammad Alim said, striking down Prabowo's allegation that votes had been changed. The court also found that election officials' early opening of some ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

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

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

    ... of finding either child alive. Then in June, Jamaliah's brother saw a girl in a village walking home from school who bore a striking resemblance to Jannah. He found out that the girl had been ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

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

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

    ... credibility is on the line over Crimea, which had longstanding links with Russia. "I would venture to guess that the similarities for the Taiwanese [are] pretty striking," said Senator Marco ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Four dead, 23 still trapped after Indonesia mine collapse

    Posted May 15th 2013, 02:39pm by AFP

    ... and copper mines that is high in the mountains of rugged Papua province. It was the latest problem for the mine, which was hit by a major strike in 2011 that crippled production. “The rescue team has ... of all 37 workers involved in the accident, but the vast majority of the more than 24,000 employees at Grasberg are Indonesian. The 2011 strike by thousands of workers lasted three months ...




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