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22 min ago | Thanh Nein News

Outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, right, meets...

Outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, right, meets president-elect Joko Widodo, left, in Nusa Dua, Indonesia's resort island of Bali, to discuss a smooth government transition programme, on Aug. 27, 2014. Indonesia's incoming president began his political ascent as a mayor in a system of local elections.

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3 hrs ago | The Age

Bizarre details emerge as police hold two Jakarta International School teachers without charge

Two teachers held by Indonesian police without charge: Ferdinant Tjiong with his wife, Fransisca, and Neil Bantleman, with his wife Tracey. Photo: Michael Bachelard TWO teachers at the prestigious Jakarta International School have had their detention without charge extended for another 30 days as bizarre details emerge of the child sex allegations being made against them.

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7 hrs ago | Science Daily

New drug formulations to boost fight against respiratory illnesses, antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is a challenge in the treatment of diseases today as bacteria continuously mutate and develop resistance against multiple drugs designed to kill them, turning them into superbugs. New ways to enhance the efficacy of drugs used to treat respiratory system infections and antibiotic-resistant superbugs have now been uncovered by researchers.

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7 hrs ago | Voice of America

Indonesians Protest Local Election Reforms

Dozens of Indonesians have rallied against a reform proposal that would end the direct election of local and regional officials, a move they say threatens democracy in the country. Demonstrator Anis Hidayah told a crowd near the presidential palace in Jakarta Tuesday that the legislation would be a step backwards for Indonesia.

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9 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Indonesia warms up to microcredit

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus meets Jusuf Kalla, vice president-elect of Indonesia, at his residence in Jakarta on Sunday. Photo: Yunus Centre The newly elected Indonesian government was full of praise for Prof Muhammad Yunus's microcredit and social business concepts when the Nobel laureate toured the country earlier this week.

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Related Topix: World News, Bangladesh, Asia

11 hrs ago | The Straits Times

4 Uighur jihadists linked to ISIS flew to West Java via KL, say Indonesian police

Indonesian anti-terror police Densus 88 carries evidence from a house rented by terror suspects arrested in an earlier raid, in Palu on Sept 16, 2014. Indonesia's anti-terrorism police, who have arrested four Chinese Uighur jihadists linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group, found that they used fake passports bought in Thailand and flew to Kuala Lumpur, before heading to Bandung in West Java.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia,

15 hrs ago | The Age

Jakarta Embassy death: Australia cleared of liability for compensation

Australia has no liability to pay compensation for the death of an Indonesian guard crushed by security gates at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta four months ago, the government has confirmed. The accident led to a full review of safety at the diplomatic site which was targeted in a fatal terrorist bomb attack 10 years ago.

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19 hrs ago | Mortgage News Daily

Micro - health insurance : how and why it works in Indonesia - Axis Capital Group Insurance

Municipal solid waste is graded as the highest importance waste stream in Indonesia, grounded on a country needs assessment analysis by the United Nations Environment Program me. Organic waste is not far behind schedule.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Health Insurance, Health, Home, Mortgage

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Reuters

Mitsubishi Motors to invest $600 million in Indonesian car factory

Multi-purpose vehicles or MPVs accounted for more than half the 1.23 million cars sold in Indonesia in 2013. Often known as people carriers, larger versions can seat up to eight passengers.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Indonesian Parliament ratifies transboundary haze pact

Photo taken on June 22, 2014 shows haze from forest fires blanketing a road in Dumai in Indonesia's Sumatra island. JAKARTA: The Indonesian Parliament on Tuesday ratified the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution.

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In-PharmaTechnologist.com

Singapore researchers develop microneedle patch to better deliver pain meds

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a microneedle patch that can deliver lidocaine in what they say is a "faster, more effective and painless" way. The researchers used a photolithography-based process to fabricate a novel transdermal patch with polymeric microneedles.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Health, Pain, Xylocaine, Lidocaine (generic)

Channelnewsasia.com

Illegal sale of marine gas oil: 58 arrested, 6 boats seized

Tugboats modified with additional fuel tanks to facilitate the illicit transactions pose a fire hazard, warns the Police Coast Guard. SINGAPORE: The Police Coast Guard has busted seven groups involved in the illegal sale of marine gas oil since 2013, with the most recent case on May 21 this year.

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The Age

Families of French journalists detained in West Papua beg Indonesia for mercy

Jakarta: The families of two French journalists imprisoned indefinitely for reporting in West Papua without a visa have spoken out for the first time to beg the Indonesian government for mercy. Valentine Bourrat's mother Martine, and Thomas Dandois's brother Marc, have told Fairfax Media that, forty days after the journalists' capture, their families do not understand why their loved ones are facing criminal charges in an Indonesian prison for a mere visa violation.

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Business Times

J Trust set to buy Indonesia's Bank Mutiara

Japanese finance company J Trust is set to buy Indonesia's PT Bank Mutiara to tap rising demand for retail finance in South-east Asia's largest economy - [JAKARTA] Japanese finance company J Trust is set to buy Indonesia's PT Bank Mutiara to tap rising demand for retail finance in South-east Asia's largest economy. Bank Mutiara, previously known as Bank Century, was bailed out by the Indonesian government during the global financial crisis in 2008 and has been run by the Indonesian Deposit Insurance Corporation, or Lembaga Penjamin Simpanan .

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IcNetwork

Valleys man locked up without charge in notorious Indonesian prison:...

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has urged Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb to intervene in the case of a Welshman who is being held without charge in a prison in Indonesia. Mathew Davies, 25 and from Blackwood, travelled to the Far Eastern country last year to take up a job with a computer company in the capital Jakarta but things didn't work out.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Merthyr Tydfil County, Wales,

Suria

Islamic State suspects in Indonesia are...

Indonesian police on Monday said the four foreigners arrested over the weekend suspected of being linked to the Islamic State jihadist group were from China's ethnic Uighur minority. Indonesia's anti-terror police escort four suspects who were flown from Sulawesi island to Jakarta on September 14, 2014 - by Bima Sakti A day after identifying the four men as Turks, police said they had investigated and found that they had entered Indonesia using forged Turkish passports.

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The Baltimore Sun

Indonesian president Yudhoyono backs direct election of district leaders

Indonesia's president-elect Joko Widodo said on Monday just over half of the members of his cabinet will be technocrats, including the ministers of finance, energy and state-owned enterprises. Widodo, who won a July election and will take office on Oct. 20, has promised a technocratic government in a country with a long tradition of ministers being appointed for political reasons.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Woman accused of causing 7-year-old boy's death charged with murder

Police cordon off the scene where a seven-year-old boy was found dead at the foot of a block. SINGAPORE: A 42-year-old woman was charged on Monday with murder at the State Courts, over the death of a seven-year-old boy.

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South China Morning Post

Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires

Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels on Monday, blanketing the city-state's skyline with clouds of smog from fires raging across giant rainforests in the neighbouring Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials said. Singapore's National Environment Agency said the pollutant standards index reached a high of 111 at 7am before easing to 80 a few hours later.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Evening Sun

Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign

Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Australians, Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned on Monday. Australia is preparing to contribute 600 troops and up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly aggressive campaign against the Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq, the government announced on Sunday.

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Related Topix: World News, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, George Bush

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