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Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

Massive columns of thick grey smoke Date : November 27, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ News24 Karangasem - An eruption could be imminent at a volcano belching huge plumes of smoke on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, officials warned on Monday, as they raised the alert to the highest level and expanded the exclusion zone. Massive columns of thick grey smoke have been pouring out of Mount Agung since last week and they shot more than 3km into the sky early on Monday, prompting the island's international airport to be closed, leaving thousands of tourists ...Full Story

POLITICS

Re-election defeat of Jakarta’s first Christian governor in generations dubbed as victory for Indonesia’s conservative Muslims

Date : April 19, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Victory for Indonesia’s conservative Muslims JAKARTA, Indonesia - In what is being widely seen as a victory for Indonesia’s conservative Muslims - the Jakarta’s first Christian governor in generations, Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama conceded his loss in a ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Lagarde Sees Weaker Global Economic Growth

Date : September 1, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet/VoA International Monetary Fund JAKARTA - Global economic growth is likely to be weaker than earlier expected, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, due to a slower recovery in advanced economies and a further slowdown in emerging nations. ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

SE Asia Stocks-Firmer; Indonesia, Malaysia hit record high

Date : April 30, 2013 Reporter : Big News Network The broader Jakarta Composite Index rose 0.7 percent to a record high of 5,034.07   April 30 - All Southeast Asian stocks gained on Tuesday with Indonesia and Malaysia hitting record highs, on strong quarterly earnings and expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank would ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Indonesian President Orders Officers to Shoot Drug Traffickers

Date : July 23, 2017 Reporter : VoA/ BNN President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcement JAKARTA - Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers to deal with a narcotics emergency facing the country. 'Be firm, especially to foreign drug dealers who enter the ...Full Story

HISTORY

Indonesia urged to release 'political prisoners'

Date : April 30, 2013 Reporter : Big News Network According to a report by UK-based human rights charity Tapol   The Indonesian government has been accused of detaining more than 400 political prisoners from West Papua, despite official claims that every inmate in the country’s jails has broken criminal law. According to a ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Australian drug smugglers to be executed in Indonesia

Date : April 7, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet President decision against giving clemency JAKARTA, Indonesia - A court in Indonesia on Monday turned down an appeal that challenged President Joko Widodo's decision against giving clemency that would have spared lives of two Australian drug traffickers. "The object ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

AirAsia CEO says flight recorders of crashed airliner have been found

Date : January 12, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Airliners JAKARTA, Indonesia - AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes has suggested on Twitter that a breakthrough may be near in the search for missing flight QZ8501. Fernandes tweeted he had received "strong information" that the ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Indonesia`s elections: Democracy`s big bang

Date : April 4, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet/TE Parliamentary poll next week AS ORGANISED human efforts go, it is a big one. Nearly 190m Indonesians out of a population of about 250m are eligible to go to the polls on April 9th to elect a new parliament. The election commission has printed 775m ballot papers and ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

A recovery in Japan´s economy will boost Indonesia

Date : February 25, 2014 Reporter : asianewsnet.net Positive for Indonesia Jakarta, 25 February: After many years of Japan seeming to matter less and less to the rest of the world, the country is making a comeback. There is much media focus on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s groundbreaking policies called ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

Date : November 27, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ News24 Massive columns of thick grey smoke Karangasem - An eruption could be imminent at a volcano belching huge plumes of smoke on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, officials warned on Monday, as they raised the alert to the highest level and expanded the exclusion zone. ...Full Story

SPORTS

Jakarta set to be appointed as 2018 Asian Games' host after Vietnam's U-turn

Date : August 11, 2014 Reporter : ANI Jakarta is almost ready to host the 2018 Asian Games It has been reportedly revealed that Jakarta is set to be named as the new host city for the 2018 Asian Games after Vietnam withdrew earlier this year from hosting the multi-sports event. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Vice President ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Voting begins in Indonesia presidential election

Date : July 8, 2014 Reporter : DW Official results are expected to be released between July 21 and 22. Voters Indonesia have begun casting ballots in a tightly-contested presidential election. The race has been described as one of the most bitterly fought since the country's transition to democracy in 1998. Indonesia opened its ...Full Story

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