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Drug convicts from OZ, Brazil, France to face firing squad soon

Attorney General HM Prasetyo said on Wednesday that five death-row drug-trafficking convicts from France, Ghana, the Philippines and Australia would soon be executed. Speaking in a hearing with the House of Representatives’ Commission III overseeing legal and security affairs, Prasetyo said that his office was still preparing the location for the execution as well as […]

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Drug convicts from OZ, Brazil, France to face firing squad soon

Attorney General HM Prasetyo said on Wednesday that five death-row drug-trafficking convicts from France, Ghana, the Philippines and Australia would soon be executed. Speaking in a hearing with the House of Representatives’ Commission III overseeing legal and security affairs, Prasetyo said that his office was still preparing the location for the execution as well as […]

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Drug convicts from OZ, Brazil, France to face firing squad soon

Attorney General HM Prasetyo said on Wednesday that five death-row drug-trafficking convicts from France, Ghana, the Philippines and Australia would soon be executed. Speaking in a hearing with the House of Representatives’ Commission III overseeing legal and security affairs, Prasetyo said that his office was still preparing the location for the execution as well as […]

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A Saudi beheading, an IS beheading

The beheading took place in Makkah. A Burmese woman named Laila Bin Abdul Muttalib Basim, who lived in Saudi Arabia, was first dragged on a public street. Then, she was grabbed by four policemen, while a man took a sword and cut off her head. It took three blows to do this, until the head […]

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Pandji Pragiwaksono: Different brands, different roles

(JP) For radio and television host and stand-up comedian Pandji Pragiwaksono, each item in his bag of gadgets has a purpose. Pandji, who co-owns Kolam Komik – an online publisher of local comic books, says that he uses two different smartphones to support his work. “I’m on a world tour for my stand-up act, which […]

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Indonesia to Announce New Safety Ratings for Airlines

Indonesia to Announce New Safety Ratings for Airlines Jakarta. Indonesia's transport minister announced plans on Tuesday to introduce safety ratings for all airlines operating in the country starting as early as next month. Ignasius Jonan said airlines would be evaluated every three months and those that … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta […]

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Transjakarta to manage Kopaja route as part of revitalization plan

City owned bus operator Transjakarta is set to manage the operation of Kopaja minibuses on route S66, from Blok M to Manggarai in South Jakarta, as a part of a wider plan to revamp the capital’s public transportation. The administration plans to revitalize public transportation with help from Australian government overseas aid program AusAID’s Indonesia […]

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What can investors expect from the new one-stop system?

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo launched the eagerly awaited national investment licensing One-Stop Integrated Services (PTSP) at the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) on Monday. It was exactly 90 days after his impromptu visit to the board’s office. Ninety days after he acknowledged the prolonged and complicated licensing process required to do business in Indonesia. Ninety days […]

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Money talks: Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama (left) talks to United Development Party (PPP) councilor Abraham “Lulung” Lunggana, one of his ardent critics, as they attend a City Council plenary session on this year’s Rp 73 trillion budget. (JP/Awo)

Jakarta’s budget focuses on education, flood mitigation

Money talks: Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama (left) talks to United Development Party (PPP) councilor Abraham “Lulung” Lunggana, one of his ardent critics, as they attend a City Council plenary session on this year’s Rp 73 trillion budget. (JP/Awo) After countless delays, the Jakarta administration has finally approved its 2015 budget at Rp 73.08 […]

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2 ask pope to investigate their diocese sex abuse complaints

A woman who says she was groped by a teacher when she was a Catholic school cheerleader and a man who says a priest abused him beginning when he was 10 are asking Pope Francis to investigate the way a diocese handled their sexual-abuse complaints. They also are seeking a meeting with the pope when […]

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Jakarta claims to be ready to handle floods

The Jakarta authorities have claimed to be ready to handle the floods that are forecast to occur during the peak of the rainy season in February 2015. “We have made various preparations, such as the recovery of water pumps, … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Tech sector hot, but no bubble: Analyst study

Dealmaking in the tech sector jumped last year to the highest levels since the dot-com boom, a consultancy report said Tuesday. But the Ernst and Young report said the sector is not in “bubble” territory and that the vast majority of the deals over the past year were based on “reality-based” valuations. The report counted […]

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Russian bank official kills 3, self in shooting spree

An official of the Russian Central Bank in the country’s Far East went on a rampage at work Tuesday killing three colleagues and then shooting himself, investigators said. A deputy head of the central bank’s regional branch in the city of Blagoveshchensk mowed down two women and one man at the bank’s offices before committing […]

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Japan envoy hopeful about hostage release

  Delicate negotiations were underway Tuesday to secure the release of a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced questions over his government’s handling of the crisis. A Japanese envoy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, voiced hopes late Monday that both Japanese journalist Kenji Goto […]

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Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic

Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic Israel's Arab political parties are banding together under one ticket for the first time ever ahead of national elections in March, hoping to boost turnout and help unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The result is an awkward political marriage … Full News here – Read more on […]

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