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Malaysia deports 11 Indonesian seaweed farmers held for trespassing

Malaysia has released eleven Indonesian seaweed farmers who were recently arrested by their maritime police for allegedly crossing the countrys border. The commander of the naval base in Nunukan, North Kalimantan, Lt. Col. … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Australian journalist arrested in Cilacap

An Australian journalist, Candace Sutton of the Daily Mail, has been detained for allegedly violating immigration law while covering preparations for the executions of death row convicts on the Nusakambangan prison island, Central Java. “We have held a Daily Mail journalist from Australia for lacking any recommendation letter from the Foreign Ministry [to carry out […]

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Thai Airways plane hits turbulence, 11 on board injured

A Thai Airways plane hit severe turbulence over Thailand that injured 11 people Thursday, the airline said. The Airbus A340-600 landed safely at its destination, Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, according to airline President Jarumporn Chotikasathein. The injured were taken to a hospital, Jarumporn said. The extent of their injuries was unclear, and Thai Airways has […]

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Any decision of Golkar party tribunal should be accepted: Kalla

Vice President Jusuf Kalla said whoever is named by the Golkar party tribunal to be the general chairman of the party should be accepted. “The party tribunal will announce its decision next week. So let us just wait,” … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Indonesia warned of IS danger

A terrorism researcher has warned Indonesia of the potential threat of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, saying that Indonesian Mujahideen followers of IS could endanger the country upon their arrival back home. “They will come back with higher skills, a stronger ideology, more international relations and, likely, higher gun skills,” tribunnews.com quoted […]

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Death toll from Afghan avalanches exceeds 200: Officials

The death toll from a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in Afghanistan rose above 200 on Thursday, officials said.  The bulk of the deaths came in Panjshir province, north of Kabul, where at least 168 people were killed, acting provincial governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri told AFP. The avalanches came after days of heavy […]

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Eight out of 10 children in RI experience violence: study

Child rights non-governmental organization Plan International and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) on Thursday released a shocking report saying that seven out of 10 children in Asia experience violence at school, with Indonesia scoring at an alarming rate of 84 percent. The violence included physical and sexual abuse, emotional violence and the […]

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Jakarta Court Dismisses Death Row Challenge From Bali Nine Duo

Jakarta Court Dismisses Death Row Challenge From Bali Nine Duo A Jakarta court on Tuesday dismissed a bid by two Australian drug traffickers on death row to avoid execution by challenging the president's rejection of their pleas for clemency. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the ringleaders of the so-called “Bali … Full News here – Read […]

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NU reiterates support for drug convict executions

Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization, Nahdlatul Ulama, reiterated on Thursday its support for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to press ahead with the government’s plan to execute a number of death row inmates convicted on drug trafficking charges, some of which are foreigners. The remarks were made after NU leaders came to the Bogor Palace in West […]

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Rupiah predicted to continue to weaken throughout 2015

Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) Research Group economist Gundy Cahyadi has predicted that the strengthening of the US dollar exchange rate against global currencies will continue, causing prolonged rupiah depreciation which Bank Indonesia (BI) must anticipate. “This is because of the impact of global financial markets. The strengthening of the US dollar has continued [in […]

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Vice president on working visit to three provinces

Vice President Jusuf Kalla is currently on a working visit that will take him to Papua, Maluku, and South Sulawesi provinces until Saturday (Feb 28).The vice president accompanied by an entourage including his spouse, left Halim … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Publishers stand by Bill O’Reilly despite accuracy questions

Book publishers for Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly say they stand behind his work despite questions that have been raised about his reporting. O’Reilly’s series of books about the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln and Jesus Christ have sold millions of copies and been turned into successful movies for the National Geographic […]

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Brisbane mayor considers Australian bid for 2028 Olympics

The mayor of Brisbane says he’d like Australia’s third-biggest city to be the centerpiece of a bid to host the 2028 Summer Games, and the national Olympic committee has given the idea a thumbs-up. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk on Thursday said any bid would include areas surrounding Brisbane, including the nearby Gold and Sunshine coasts. […]

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Nadal advances to quarterfinals on clay in Buenos Aires

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat local qualifier Facundo Arguello 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open. Nadal has yet to reach a final in three tournaments this season and was beaten in the semifinals last week in Rio de Janeiro, ending his 52-match unbeaten run on clay. He has had illness […]

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Guess what?: Lenny Kravitz's Jakarta show canceled

Guess what?: Lenny Kravitz's Jakarta show canceled American rock singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz announced that his Jakarta concert on March 26 has been canceled because of unforeseen scheduling issues. Given current commitments, the concert, supposed to be his first in Indonesia, cannot be … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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