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Indonesian leader reaffirms plan to move capital from sinking Jakarta

The Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, on Thursday reaffirmed that the country’s capital would be moved to Borneo island from sinking and traffic-clogged Jakarta.
Baiq Nuril Maknun's ordeal began years ago when as a temporary teacher at a school on Lombok island she began receiving telephone calls from its headteacher describing his sexual relationship with another woman.

Indonesian woman who recorded boss’s lewd call gets jail reprieve

A woman facing six months in prison in Indonesia for recording a lewd phone call by her boss as evidence she was being harassed is expected to receive a presidential amnesty after an outcry over the sentence.
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Protest: Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets

Tens of thousands Indonesian troops were deployed on the streets of the capital Jakarta Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over claims of widespread cheating in last month’s election.
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Indonesia approves plan to move capital out of Jakarta

The Indonesian President has signed off on a plan to move the capital outside of the country’s most populous island.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy, but his challenger also claimed he won and complained of widespread cheating.

Indonesia’s presidential rivals both declare election win

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy, but his challenger also claimed he won and complained of widespread cheating.
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As Indonesia president heads for poll win, police warn on security

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday appeared on course for a second term, based on unofficial vote counts and in spite of the objections of his rival, state news agency reported.
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Indonesian president’s lead over election rival sharply cut: poll

A new Indonesian election survey shows President Joko Widodo's big lead over his challenger, retired general Prabowo Subianto, is narrowing just weeks ahead of next month's vote in the world's third-largest democracy.
The tsunami hit almost without warning smashing into houses, hotels and other buildings [Teguh Harahap-Al Jazeera]

Indonesian rescuers use drones, sniffer dogs as tsunami death toll tops 400

Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday used drones and sniffer dogs to search for survivors along the devastated west coast of Java hit by a tsunami.
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Indonesian rescuers use drones, sniffer dogs as tsunami death toll hits 400

Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday used drones and sniffer dogs to search for survivors along the devastated west coast of Java hit by a tsunami that killed at least 429 people, warning more victims are expected to be uncovered as the search expands.
An Indonesian soldier (C) stands amonst debris in Carita, Banten province on December 24, 2018, two days after a tsunami – caused by activity at a volcano known as the “child” of Krakatoa – hit the west coast of Indonesia’s Java island. – The death toll from the volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 281, with more than 1,000 people injured, the national disaster agency said on December 24, as the desperate search for survivors ramped up. (Photo by ADEK BERRY / AFP)

Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280

Indonesian rescuers raced to find survivors Monday after a volcano-triggered tsunami killed at least 281 people, with experts warning the devastated region could be slammed by more deadly waves.
Indonesian soldiers prepare coffins for construction workers, believed to have been shot dead, in Wamena in Papua province on December 4, 2018. - Indonesia is investigating reports that 31 construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, the public works minister said on December 4, as he halted construction in the area. (Photo by STAF STEEL / AFP)

Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Indonesian soldiers hunted on Wednesday for rebels suspected of killing as many as 24 construction workers in restive Papua province, as an eyewitness account supplied by the military described a grisly mass execution.
Thousands of Indonesian Islamists attend a rally in Jakarta on December 2, 2018, to commemorate the second anniversary of a demonstration which led to the fall of Jakarta's then Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. PRANANDITYA - AFP

Thousands of Islamists march in Jakarta ahead of elections

Around 100,000 people marched in Indonesia's capital Sunday to mark two years since a demonstration that led to the fall of Jakarta's Christian ex-governor, as presidential candidates seek to rally support ahead of next year's general election.

Ex-Australian premier warns successor against Jerusalem

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday warned his successor that recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would threaten Australia’s relationship with Indonesia.
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Indonesia warns Australia over possible embassy move in Israel

Expect a "very negative reaction" from Indonesia if Australia follows the United States by shifting its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a former prime minister warned on Tuesday.

Saudi foreign minister pledges full probe into Jamal Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said, on Tuesday, the kingdom was committed to a thorough and complete investigation to obtain the truth behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
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Turkish prosecutors question more Saudi consulate employees over slain Jamal Khashoggi

Turkish prosecutors are questioning more employees of Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul as part of the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, local media reported on Monday.
An earthquake-affected child drinks water at a makeshift camp in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 4, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. A total of 1,424 people have been confirmed dead and over 2,500 injured after the monster earthquake struck, sending destructive waves barrelling into Sulawesi island. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD

Indonesia quake kids traumatised as rescuers race against clock

Many children have been separated from their families and are "in shock and traumatised" following Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, aid workers said Thursday, as much-needed supplies trickled in to shattered communities.
A man walks past the collapsed Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 3, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. The death toll in Indonesia's twin quake-tsunami disaster rose to nearly 1,400 on October 3, with time running out to rescue survivors and the UN warning of "vast" unmet needs. / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

Time running out for survivors as Indonesia toll tops 1,400

The death toll in Indonesia's twin quake-tsunami disaster passed 1,400 Wednesday, with time running out to rescue survivors and the UN warning of "vast" unmet needs.

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