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African swine fever kills nearly 30,000 pigs in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Tens of thousands of pigs have died from African swine fever in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, officials said Thursday, the first time the virus has been detected in the country. The disease has devastated swine herds in China and elsewhere in Asia, and initially Indonesia authorities …

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Indonesia moves to ban sex outside marriage

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP |  Indonesia is set to vote on a plan to outlaw gay and pre-marital sex while beefing up its blasphemy laws in a shakeup fuelled by religious conservatism and slammed by rights groups Thursday. The proposed criminal law overhaul could affect millions in the world’s biggest …

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Black boxes: crucial to air crash probes

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP |  One of the first priorities for air crash investigators is to locate a plane’s two black boxes, which hold vital clues on what caused it to go down. On Monday, Indonesian authorities found the cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX that …

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222 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia

Carita, Indonesia | AFP | A volcano-triggered tsunami has left at least 222 people dead and hundreds more injured after slamming without warning into beaches around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, officials said Sunday, voicing fears that the toll would rise further. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit …

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Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Boeing issued a special bulletin Wednesday addressing a sensor problem flagged by Indonesian safety officials investigating the crash of a Lion Air 737 that killed 189 people last week. The plane maker said local aviation officials believed pilots might have been given wrong information by …

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11 die after drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Eleven Indonesians died Sunday and several others are critically ill after drinking bootleg liquor, police said, days after the death of 24 others from illicit alcohol. The latest victims were among 27 people admitted to hospital after sampling homemade alcoholic drinks in Cicalengka district in …

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Ambassador Hyuha presents credentials to Indonesia president

Jakarta, Malaysia | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ambassador Dorothy Samali Hyuha on Wednesday presented her credentials to President of  Indonesia Joko Widodo at a brief ceremony at the Presidential Palace (Istana Merdeka), Jakarta. Hyuha, takes charge of Indonesia but with residence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where she is Uganda’s High Commissioner. According to …

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Cancel your debts, magically!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ever wish there was a way to instantly erase all of your financial debt without actually paying back one cent? Who hasn’t, right? Well, an Indonesian guru (religious cult leader) claims he can do just that for the followers of his mysterious debt forgiving …

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