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Barack Obama and family move from Bali to Java on Indonesia trip

| June 28, 2017 | | 0

Yogyakarta, Jun 28: Former President Barack Obama and his family have wrapped up their five-day vacation on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and headed to the historic city of Yogjakarta.
File Photo of Barack Obama Yogyakarta's air force base commander says Obama, his wife Michele and daughters Malia and Sasha drove to a luxury hotel in downtown Yogyakarta today after arriving at the city's military airport.
Base commander Novyan Samyoga says the Obamas have been planning to vi..

Earthquake measuring magnitude 6.9 hits Indonesia

| May 29, 2017 | | 0

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 struck an area 130 kilometres southeast of the Indonesian city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, the US Geological Survey reported on Monday.
The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics said there was no threat of a tsunami following the quake.
The quake hit at a depth of nine kilometres (six miles) at 10:35 pm (1435 GMT), 80 kilometres southeast of the city of Palu, USGS said.
Muhammad Guntur, who lives on the outskirts..

Explosions in Indonesia’s east Jakarta near bus station

| May 24, 2017 | | 0

At least one man was killed after an explosion was heard on Wednesday in Indonesia's east Jakarta near bus station. Reports say several people injured in multiple explosions at Kampung Melayu bus station in Jatinegara which occured at 9 PM.

Indonesia: gay men facing 100 lashes for having sex

| April 11, 2017 | | 0

The men each face up to 100 strokes of the cane after neighbours reported them to Islamic religious police. Photograph: Heri Juanda/AP Two gay Indonesian men have been arrested and face 100 lashes in a case that is drawing international attention to the enforcement of controversial new Islamic bylaws in the semi-autonomous Aceh province.
Mobile phone footage, showing vigilantes slapping one of the young men as he sits naked on the ground awaiting arrest by local sharia police, has been shared o..

Man found dead inside python’s belly in Indonesia

| March 30, 2017 | | 0

Indonesia: A man was found dead in a 23-foot giant python on Sunday after locals cut the snake's belly as they found the creature crawling very slowly near the crop where he used to work.
According to reports, the deceased identified as Akbar, a farmer in the village of Saliburo on the eastern island of Sulawasi.
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“We were immediately suspicious that the snake had swallowed Akbar because around the site we found palm fruit, his harvesting tool and a boot,” said..

Indonesia transfers US citizen to ‘execution island’

| March 13, 2017 | | 0

An armed police officer outside the gate to the ferry port for the prison island of Nusa Kambangan. Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters Indonesia has transferred a convicted US citizen to its so-called execution island, prompting fears among rights organisations that the government may be preparing another round of firing squads.

Related: Indonesia kills four prisoners in first executions in a year
Human Rights Watch said Frank Amado, who faces the death penalty for drug trafficking, had be..

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