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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, ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    New Jakarta governor quits Prabowo's Gerindra party over local election bill

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Gerindra's support for scrapping direct election of governors 'against my conscience', says Ahok Jakarta governor quits party over move ... Prabowo said only that he was "hurt" by the news. Widodo, seen as a mascot for reform, and several critics have said passage of the bill would be a major blow to democracy. The bill ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic State suspects are Chinese Uygurs

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:46pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Jakarta Four arrested in Indonesia were trying to meet country's most wanted extremist amid fears group may have links to militants in Syria and Iraq Islamic State suspects are Chinese Uygurs Four suspected Islamic militants arrested in Indonesia over the weekend are members of China's ethnic Uygur minority community and were trying to meet ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    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 ... spokesman for the national disaster agency. They were inside a three-kilometre exclusion zone around the crater. Authorities had urged people to leave the area and banned all activities inside ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Strong earthquake hits western Indonesia days after deadly tremor

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

    ... that left more than 400 people dead on the island chain. Suharjono, an official from the local meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency who goes by one name, said Saturday’s quake was unlikely ... of the natural disaster-prone province. So far 35 people have been confirmed dead from Tuesday’s quake and some 16,000 left homeless, according to the national disaster agency. In 2004, a quake-triggered ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia mulls ending direct elections for local leaders

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Jakarta poised to end direct elections of local chiefs Indonesian lawmakers are expected to vote this week on legislation that ends direct elections for governors and mayors, a measure critics say would weaken democratic advances and en ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Opposition to Indonesian President-elect Widodo's plan to raise fuel prices

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta President-elect wants to fast-track a cut in subsidies, which cost the government US$20b year, but his political support may be lacking Widodo's fuel-hike plan faces opposition A plan by Indonesia's next leader to hike fuel pr ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing'

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Indonesian president condemns jihadists and urges Muslim leaders to unite against them Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing' The president ... said he was concerned about their return, adding that he had ordered agencies to oppose the spread of extremist ideology in the sprawling nation. "Our citizens here in Indonesia ...

  10. 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 ... the same time in different countries. However, Indonesian officials have played down the possibility of links between the jailbreaks and the terror network. Anti-terror agency head Ansyaad Mbai ...




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