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3 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Missing S'porean ferry passenger found

A Singaporean who went missing while travelling on a ferry from Malaysia to Singapore has been found.

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7 hrs ago | Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Calls for Islamic alliance in Indonesia get lukewarm response

A coalition claiming to represent Indonesia's Islamic mass organisations has called on Islamic-based political parties to immediately form an alliance and endorse their own candidate for the upcoming presidential election in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

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Related Topix: World News, United Development Party (Indonesia), Religion, Islam

11 hrs ago | Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Legal marriage age contributes to mortality, says Indonesian group

The National Commission on Violence against Women called on the government to raise the legal minimum age for marriage from 16 to 18 years old for females.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Boy rape case raises questions about safety at schools in Indonesia

In the wake of the alleged sexual abuse case at Jakarta International School in South Jakarta, Indonesia, where a six-year-old kindergarten student was supposedly gang raped by several members of the school's cleaning staff, questions have been raised about safety at schools, in particularly at JIS.

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The Telegraph

NMDC eyes coal mine in Indonesia

Calcutta, April 18: NMDC Ltd is on the verge of completing its due diligence for a thermal-coal mine of the Shree Renuka group in Indonesia.

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CNN

Opinion: Did Jesus really rise from the dead?

Penitents in San Fernando, Philippines, hang from wooden crosses on Good Friday, April 18, as they take part in a re-enactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

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Related Topix: Life, Good Friday, Holidays, Philippines, World News, Southeast Asia, Spain, Opinion

Wall Street Journal

Indonesia Boat Capsizes, Killing at Least 7

JAKARTA, Indonesia-At least seven people died when an overloaded fishing boat capsized and sank in rough waters during a centuries-old Good Friday procession in eastern Indonesia.

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The Straits Times

Seven killed after boat carrying Christian worshippers sinks off east Indonesia: Police

Seven people died, including three children, when a boat carrying dozens of Christian worshippers celebrating Easter sank on Friday off eastern Indonesia, the police said.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Boat capsizes in Indonesia; 7 dead, 30 rescued

Local police spokesman Lt. Col. Okto Riwu says the fishing boat was designed to hold only 30 people but had more than 70 onboard.

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Star Tribune

Boat carrying Good Friday observers capsizes in Indonesia; 7 dead

Police say a boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession has capsized in eastern Indonesia, and at least seven people have died.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Boat capsizes in Indonesia; dozens missing, 7 dead

A boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession capsized in high waves off eastern Indonesia, leaving dozens of people missing and at least seven dead, police said.

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The Age

Jakarta International School child rape claim shocks expat community

Police have urged parents of other students at the school to check the behaviour of their children and report anything suspicious, after the shocking child rape claim at Jakarta International School.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Indonesia's Child Protection Commission Urges Tougher Penalties For Child Sex Offenders

Indonesia's National Commission for the Protection of Children has urged authorities to impose heavier punishment on child abusers particularly those involved in sexual assault.

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The New Zealand Herald

Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

Vietnam has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country's reputation could be at risk if things don't go smoothly.

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Asia News Network

SURABAYA: Indonesian Navy set to have locally built frigate

The Indonesian Navy will soon have its own locally made frigate when the construction of the PKR 10514 guided-missile destroyer escort is completed in 2016.

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Related Topix: World News, US Military, US Navy, US News,

Sydney Morning Herald

Navy captain stood aside over breach

A Royal Australian Navy captain will lose command of his ship and another will receive administrative punishment over the recent incursions into Indonesian waters during border protection operations.

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Bangkok Post

Young Indonesians woo investors

Consumer-focused companies from Ikea to European automakers are putting money into Indonesia to target the country's young population.

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Digital Game Developer

Mega Build Indonesia and Keramika 2014 Grows by 75%

JAKARTA, Apr 17, 2014 - - MEGA BUILD INDONESIA and KERAMIKA 2014 kicked off today at Jakarta Convention Center by Mr. MS.

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Yahoo!

Canberra 'must share asylum-seeker burden'

Video from the ABC that appears to show an Australian navy ship towing a lifeboat carrying asylum seekers back to Indonesia.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Mental health problems plague Indonesian election hopefuls

Many of the approximately 230,000 candidates running for seats in local and national legislatures across Indonesia invested huge amounts of their own money to fund campaigns, but some are now paying an even greater price.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia

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