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  1. The forgotten women of the 'war in the East'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | BBC News

    Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North has won this year's Man Booker Prize. But there's more to the "war in the East" than the horrors of the Burma railway says novelist Isabel Wolff.


  2. PALEMBANG: South Sumatra gives up on haze despite helpRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Asia News Network

    The South Sumatra administration seems to be losing hope as all its efforts to resolve the haze emitted from its land have been fruitless. "The only hope is asking Allah for rain," South Sumatra Governor Alex Noerdin told reporters in Palembang on Wednesday.


  3. Haze disrupts flights on Indonesia's SumatraRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | The Nation

    Haze from forest and brush fires caused flight delays in Indonesia's South Sumatra province on Wednesday amid sharply reduced visibility, an official said. More than 10 landings and departures at the Sultan Mahmud airport in the provincial capital Palembang were delayed after visibility dropped to 200 metres in the morning, said Sawirman, a weather official at the airport.


  4. PEKANBARU: Persistent haze grounds flights, shuts schools in RiauRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Asia News Network

    Several flights from Batam in the Riau Islands to Jambi and Pekanbaru in Riau were canceled on Tuesday as thick haze was still covering the airports in both cities. "Almost every airline wished to avoid the risk and preferred to delay and cancel their flights.


  5. PALEMBANG: Transportation suffers from ongoing haze in SumatraRead the original story

    Monday Oct 13 | Asia News Network

    Besides endangering the health of residents, haze in Sumatra has also disrupted business activities, shipping and flights, especially in Palembang, South Sumatra. The South Sumatra office head of the Indonesian National Shipowners Association , Kurmin Halim, said members had suffered losses of up to 20 billion rupiah since the Palembang port master imposed an alternating shipping lane policy to avoid accidents.


  6. Haze Disrupts Flights in Sumatra as Pollution Nears Danger LevelRead the original story

    Monday Oct 13 | Bloomberg

    Haze from Indonesian forest fires is delaying flights to and from Sumatra and increasing respiratory infections on the island as pollution nears dangerous levels. There were 153 fire hotspots in Sumatra, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the country's national disaster mitigation agency, said by phone message yesterday.


  7. JAKARTA: Indonesia to build 165 airports next yearRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 12 | Asia News Network

    The Indonesian government has earmarked 6.2 trillion rupiah to finance the construction of 165 airports in cities across the country next year. Bambang Tjahjono, director of airports at the Transportation Ministry, said around 60 percent of the amount would be channeled for airport construction in the eastern part of the country.


  8. JAKARTA: Trans Sumatra toll finally breaks groundRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 12 | Asia News Network

    The ground-breaking ceremony of the first stretch of the long-awaited 2,700-kilometre Trans Sumatra toll road, which will connect major cities from Aceh to Lampung, was held on Friday, as the outgoing administration speeds up crucial projects that will have a multiplier effect on the country's economy. The construction of the mega toll-road project will begin in December with work undertaken on the first section, which will span 15.8 km from Medan to Binjai in North Sumatra and will cost 1.6 trillion rupiah , according to Coordinating Economic Minister Chairul Tanjung.


  9. PALEMBANG: Prolonged haze disrupts flights, schools in South SumatraRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 12 | Asia News Network

    Thick haze paralyzed Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport in Palembang, South Sumatra from 6 am to 9 am on Sunday, forcing airlines to delay the departures of 14 flights. "Visibility was a mere 100 metres due to the haze.


  10. Incheon Bids Annyeonghi Gyeseyo In Another Spectacular ShowcaseRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 4 | Malaysian National News Agency

    From Zuriati Zulmi INCHEON, Oct 4 -- After 16 days of competition, the second biggest sporting event in the world, the 17th Asian Games came to a close at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium here Saturday night. The ceremony started with a song delivering the message of peace and appreciation to Asian friends by Rainbow Choir.


  11. My boy Joseph is a true son of Singapore, says Colin SchoolingRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 28 | The Straits Times

    Tell that to Colin and he will quickly rebut in Malay: "Nama saya Colin Schooling. Anak berna Singapura."


  12. Crunchy, Saucy and HealthyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Newindpress

    KOCHI: If you were craving for that authentic pan asian cuisine, your timing can't just be perfect. Tokyo Bay has laid out their best spread at the Indonesian Food Festival which kicked off on September 24. Chief chef Amit Rai is confident that his preparations will tantalise the tastebuds of Kochiites.


  13. JAKARTA: Jakarta gears up for Asian Games 2018Read the original story

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Asia News Network

    The Jakarta administration wants to waste no time preparing for the 2018 Asian Games, which will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra. Deputy governor for tourism Sylviana Murni said her team was preparing an outline of the preparations that needed to be carried out over the next four years.


  14. Indonesia confident of being ready to host 2018 Asian Games : September 24, 2014,Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Daily Times

    INCHEON, South Korea Indonesia face a race against time to be ready to host the Asian Games a year early but officials said they were confident everything would be in order after taking over the continent's biggest multi-sports event from Vietnam. Indonesia's Olympic Committee president Rita Subowo said her country was honoured to have been awarded the Games but there was no time to waste after the Olympic Council of Asia rubber-stamped the change at its general assembly meeting in Incheon.


  15. Indonesia to Host Next Asian GamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 21 | Wall Street Journal

    Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Quyen strikes the ball as Malaysia's Khamis Kamisah defends during a sepaktakraw match at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Saturday. Indonesia has been named as host for the 2018 Asian Games.


  16. Extremist Islamists in Indonesia want 100 lashes for gay sex - Muslim or notRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 20 | Malaysia Chronicle

    The Indonesia's Aceh province is considering adopting a new bylaw that would impose public floggings for homosexual activity by non-Muslims as well as Muslims. Under sharia law, which is in effect in Aceh, Muslims are already subject to that punishment for gay sex, as well as penalties for adultery, public intimacy and wearing shorts or tight dresses. 5 comments

  17. Dragons notch 11th ABL win in PalembangRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 20 | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: The Westports Malaysia Dragons rebounded from a last-minute defeat against the Indonesia Warriors last week to notch their 11th Asean Basketball League win of the season. The Dragons kept their composure in Palembang on Saturday to douse the challenge of winless Laskar Dreya South Sumatra 90-70.


  18. Thick haze forces flights to be axed in IndonesiaRead the original story

    Friday Sep 19 | Asia News Network

    Thick haze forced flights to be delayed, diverted or cancelled altogether at several airports in places such as Jambi and Palembang in Sumatra and Palangkaraya in Kalimantan yesterday, as visibility levels dropped below the 1km threshold for safe landings. Officials in some affected provinces discussed measures including school closures if conditions worsen and the Pollutant Standards Index exceeds 200.


  19. Asian Games: OCA assembly approves Indonesia AsiadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 19 |

    The Olympic Council of Asia general assembly on Saturday rubber-stamped a decision by its leaders to let Indonesia stage the 2018 Asian Games. Indonesia's Gelora Bung Karno stadium in central Jakarta with seating capacity of more than 80,000 that was constructed for the 1962 Asian Games.


  20. Indonesia to host 2018 Asiad, says OCARead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 19 | The Peninsula

    INCHEON: The Olympic Council of Asia executive board yesterday approved Indonesia as hosts for the 2018 Asian Games which faces a growing battle to find venues because of the cost. The continent's sports leaders had to find a quick replacement after Vietnam said in April that it could no longer afford to stage the next Asian Games.