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Bodies of police officers killed by alleged separatists in Papua evacuated

The bodies of two police officers — Zulkifli and Prayoga, who were shot and killed by suspected separatists in Papua — are to be evacuated to the provincial capital of Jayapura on Tuesday. The body of Zulkifli was being evacuated from Wamena, while that of Prayoga was being moved from Tiom to Wamena, en route […]

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 Officers and prisoners in celebration of Idul Fitri at the Cipinang Detention Center in East Jakarta on July 28, 2014. (Antara Photo/Vitalis Yogi Trisna)

Indonesia Frees Hundreds of Prisoners on Idul Fitri

Jakarta.  Hundreds of prisoners across Indonesia were freed on Monday, the start of the Idul Fitri celebration this year, following a massive sentence reduction granted by the government as it sought to reduce overcrowding at jail facilities. Justice and Human Rights Ministry spokesman Akbar Hadi said the government had granted an Idul Fitri reduced sentences for […]

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Jokowi conducts Idul Fitri prayers, open house at

Jokowi conducts Idul Fitri prayers, open house at President-elect and Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo spent the first day of Idul Fitri in Jakarta, where he held Idul Fitri prayers and an open house at City Hall on Monday. Jokowi, accompanied by his wife Iriana Widodo and his three children … Full News here – […]

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Bodies of police officers killed by alleged separatists evacuated

The bodies of two police officers Zulkifli and Prayoga shot dead by suspected separatists are in the process of evacuation to Jayapura, Papua, on Tuesday. The body of the Zulkifly was in the process of evacuation from … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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President-elect Joko Widodo and his running mate Jusuf Kalla were seen leaving the State Palace after pay an Idul Fitri visit to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (JG Photo/Ezra Sihite)

President-Elect Jokowi Hopes Idul Fitri Will Unite Nation

Jakarta. Jakarta Governor and President-elect Joko Widodo has called on Indonesians to take on the Idul Fitri celebration as a moment to strengthen unity among the people, following an election that had divided the nation. “After fasting in this month full of blessings and forgiveness, we will return to purity,” Joko said during an open house […]

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Half of Korean population will be 65 or older by 2100

Almost half of South Korea’s total population will be 65 or older by 2100 at the current birthrate, a state-run research agency said. The latest research findings deepen concerns over the country’s fiscal stability and productivity, researchers said. According to the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, senior citizens will account for 39.4 per […]

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Police Shoot Tear Gas in Indonesia’s ‘Dolly’ Sex District

Indonesian police on Sunday fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters at the country’s infamous “Dolly” red light district, where workers are refusing to accept government orders to close shop. Around 300 protesters, mostly men who work as pimps or vendors in the area, tore out and set alight a sign erected by the Surabaya […]

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VP Boediono visits Megawati on Idul Fitri

Vice President Boediono visited Megawati Soekarnoputri at the latters residence on Jalan Teuku Umar, Central Jakarta, on Monday to extend “Idul Fitri” wishes. Boediono accompanied by his wife Herawati arrived at the former … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government must pay $ 50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country’s largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled. Monday’s verdict by the Permanent Court for Arbitration increases the economic and diplomatic isolation of Russia at a time when it faces new, […]

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The Sudirman business district in South Jakarta is seen empty on the first day of the Idul Fitri celebration. (Antara Photo/Rosa Panggabean)

Idul Fitri Celebration Is Safe, Peaceful Across Indonesia

Jakarta. More than two weeks after Indonesians went to the polls to elect a new president, millions across the nation have shifted their focus, even if for a day on Monday, to the celebration of Idul Fitri, which marks the end of the fasting month Ramadan. National Police chief Gen. Sutarman said the celebration of […]

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More prominent PPP, Dems figures jump ship

The victory of president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has prompted more prominent members of the United Development Party (PPP) and the Democratic Party to join his team of supporters. Senior PPP politician and former vice president Hamzah Haz, for example, announced that he had supported Jokowi from the very beginning, despite the PPP’s decision to back […]

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Eight police officers attacked in Papua

Eight police officers had been attacked by unknown gunmen in the district of Lanny Jaya, Papua, head of the public relations division of the national police command, Inspector General Ronny F Sompie, said. “At around … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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2015 draft state budget to wait for MK ruling, minister says

Coordinating Economic Minister Chairul Tanjung says that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has decided to wait for the Constitutional Court (MK) ruling on the appeal filed by the presidential election contender Prabowo Subianto before making a speech on the current administration’s performance, as well as on the 2015 draft state budget (RAPBN). The court has until […]

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Burlington family of teacher arrested in Jakarta appeals to Baird

Burlington family of teacher arrested in Jakarta appeals to Baird Bantleman's arrest stemmed from a Jakarta police investigation into the alleged sexual assault of three kindergarten students at the school, local media reports said. He was detained along with teaching assistant Ferdinand Tjiong, who is Indonesian. Full News here – Read more on Toronto Star

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Three Soldiers Injured in an Attack in Papua

Jayapura. Three soldiers suffered from gunshot injuries on Monday morning following an attack against a military post in the Tingginambut area of Papua’s Puncak Jaya district, alleged to have been lead by a separatist group. The men were reportedly patrolling near the post when a group of more than three people attacked the post, leading to an […]

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