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22 min ago | Thanh Nein News
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.
3 hrs ago | The Age
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.
7 hrs ago | Science Daily
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.
7 hrs ago | Voice of America
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.
9 hrs ago | The Daily Star
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.
11 hrs ago | The Straits Times
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.
15 hrs ago | The Age
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:58 pm
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