Stories Tagged 'Indonesia'
Nepali swimmers wrapped up their campaign at the 18th Asian Games on Friday as medal drought continued on the seventh day of the sports meet in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Efforts were underway on Monday to rescue several hundred trekkers stranded on Mount Rinjani on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a day after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination, a disaster agency official said, Reuters reported.
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At least 11 people were buried by a landslide triggered by heavy rain on Indonesia's Java island on Saturday, including villagers who were harvesting a crop of ginger, a disaster official said.
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Indonesia's government has proposed issuing a decree to govern the domestic tobacco industry, a move that could sharply raise cigarette output in the world's fourth-most populous nation, after a bill outlining the changes was opposed by the health ministry and anti-smoking groups.
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At least three of four North Korean men wanted in connection with the murder of President Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother caught a flight from Jakarta to Dubai on the evening of the attack, an Indonesian immigration official said on Monday.
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An Indonesian court will proceed with a controversial blasphemy trial against Jakarta's Christian governor, who is accused of insulting the Koran, a judge said on Tuesday, a case seen as a test of religious freedom in the Muslim-majority nation.
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