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Holidays are nearly here and that has been a long time coming. I have not had really any time off since August and I am tired. Jeremy is always awake by 5.30am therefore so am I and I dont sleep early as I have trouble sleeping, so I choose to sleep later so I can […]

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Impressive: South Korean artists perform JUMP! — a Korean comedic theatrical show involving martial arts, acrobatics and dance moves — as part of the South Korea-Indonesia festival at Balai Kartini in South Jakarta on Saturday. The show is popular in South Korea and has also gained international success. JP/Awo Seto Wardhana

RI, S. Korea celebrate popular culture together

Impressive: South Korean artists perform JUMP! — a Korean comedic theatrical show involving martial arts, acrobatics and dance moves — as part of the South Korea-Indonesia festival at Balai Kartini in South Jakarta on Saturday. The show is popular in South Korea and has also gained international success. JP/Awo Seto Wardhana A successful cross-cultural relationship […]

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Dems welcome probe into ambassador Fauzi

The Democratic Party said on Sunday that it encouraged the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to launch an investigation into the party’s central board member, Fauzi Bowo, on allegations that the Indonesian ambassador to Germany had a suspicious amount of transactions worth billions of rupiah in his bank accounts. “If the KPK launches an investigation into […]

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Jakarta Council Demands Study for Light Rail Transit

Jakarta Council Demands Study for Light Rail Transit Jakarta. The capital's decades-long struggle to provide adequate public transport for one of the world's largest metropolitan areas hit another barrier on Friday after the City Council rejected allocating public money to the construction of a Light … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Globe

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Video shows Boko Haram killing captives

A new video from Nigeria’s home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they are “infidels” or non-believers. There are so many corpses the gunmen have difficulty stepping to reach bodies still twitching with life. Most appear to be […]

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Tunisians votes in historic presidential runoff

Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between a symbol of the country’s previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the 2011 revolution. The runoff between the two candidates is the third election in the last two months and represents the final stage in the […]

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“Mabuhay! Merdeka!”: Philippines-Indonesia Photo Exhibition To Be Held On Dec 22-31

The Philippine Embassy in Jakarta, in coordination with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi, will hold a photo exhibition entitled “Mabuhay! Merdeka!: Snapshots of 65 Years of … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Waterfront: Children look at inundated paddy fields in Mujur village, Kroya district, Cilacap regency, Central Java, on Saturday. (JP/Agus Maryono)

Paddy fields, homes inundated as floods hit Cilacap

Waterfront: Children look at inundated paddy fields in Mujur village, Kroya district, Cilacap regency, Central Java, on Saturday. (JP/Agus Maryono) Incessant heavy rain during the last several days has led to the floods affecting a number of districts in Cilacap regency, Central Java, to continuously expand. Flood waters that inundated dozens of villages in three […]

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Jakarta launches Smart City program

Jakarta launches Smart City program Qlue is a crowd-sourcing smartphone application in which users can report various incidents such as flood, crime, fire or waste, and city officials will respond through the CROP Jakarta smartphone application. Related civil servants and officials … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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Search for Banjarnegara landslide victims stopped, 95 bodies found

The search of landslide victims in Jemblung Hamlet, Banjarnegara District, Central Java province is stopped due to the continuous raining days, the vast and thickness of mudpile, and threat of subsequent landslide. Head of … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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High water: A motorcycle driver tries on Sunday to travel along flooded Jl. Raya Buntu-Kroya in Cilacap regency, Central Java. Dozens of vehicles, both cars and motorcycles, became stuck on the road due to floodwaters. (JP/Agus Maryono)

20 villages in Cilacap flooded

High water: A motorcycle driver tries on Sunday to travel along flooded Jl. Raya Buntu-Kroya in Cilacap regency, Central Java. Dozens of vehicles, both cars and motorcycles, became stuck on the road due to floodwaters. (JP/Agus Maryono) Flood waters had inundated at least 20 villages in several districts in Cilacap regency, Central Java, following heavy […]

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Ex-mayor sworn in as Romania’s new president

Romania’s Parliament swore in a former mayor as the country’s new president following an election he called a triumph for democracy 25 years after communism ended. Pro-Western Klaus Iohannis, 55, promises a different style from combative outgoing leader Traian Basescu who leaves office Sunday having served a maximum 10 years. Iohannis also vowed to fight […]

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Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices

Saudi Arabia’s oil chief on Sunday dismissed allegations that his kingdom conspired to bring down oil prices in order to harm other countries and told a summit of Arab energy leaders that he was confident the market would stabilize. The kingdom, which is dependent on oil revenues, is able to weather lower oil prices due […]

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January peak month of natural disasters :Agency

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said, based on observation to national disaster pattern, Indonesia has the most frequent natural disaster to occur in January following the high intensity rains during the month. … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Taliban kill 7 Afghan policemen at checkpoint

The Taliban attacked a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven policemen, an official said Sunday. In Kabul, a reporter wounded in an attack earlier this month on a French-run school died of his injuries. The checkpoint attack took place in Jawzjan province, said Abdul Manan Raoufi, the region’s police operational chief. Along with […]

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