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4 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Teachers investigated for rape at prestigious Jakarta school

School community gathers in support: Ferdinant Tjiong with his wife, Fransisca, and Neil Bantleman, with his wife Tracy.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Education Etc.

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Indonesia plans restrictions on foreign banks

A new draft of the banking bill has revealed that lawmakers will proceed with a plan to restrict the operation of foreign banks, setting a deadline for them to become legal entities in the form of Perseroan Terbatas and capping the level of foreign ownership.

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Related Topix: Indonesia, World News,

The Straits Times

Jailed Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir calls on followers to support ISIS

Abu Bakar Bashir, the terrorist convict and spiritual leader of South-east Asia's extremist network has instructed his followers to support their "fellow brothers" by fighting with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and its self-proclaimed Caliphate of the State of Islam.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, World News, Indonesia, Prison

Ma'an News Agency

Pro-Palestinian rallies in Asia as Gaza death toll climbs

Thousands of protesters from Australia to India rallied to voice their support for Palestinians on Sunday, as Israel mounted a ground assault in Gaza and the death toll from airstrikes climbed.

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Global Voices Online

Indonesians Light a Thousand Candles for Peace in Palestine

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Indonesia,

Nerve News

Volcano erupts in Indonesia again

Jakarta, July 13 - Mount Sinabung, one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, has erupted, spewing ash to the sky.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Indonesia, World News,

Asia News Network

JAKARTA: New president and wetland data

Food sovereignty has been an issue addressed by the two candidates in the 2014 presidential election.

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Related Topix: Indonesia, World News, Agriculture, Science

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

In contested election, Indonesia's democracy on the line

Indonesia's young democracy faces its biggest challenge since emerging from decades of autocratic rule 16 years ago after both candidates claimed victory in last week's presidential election.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia,

Asia News Network

Jakarta: Indonesia Polls: Cracks within Golkar Party

Cracks within Indonesia's Golkar party over its support for presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto are showing, with members calling for party chairman Aburizal Bakrie to be removed before his term ends next year.

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The Age

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto promises tough action on asylum seekers

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, second from right, holds hands with top members of his coalition party at a rally in Jakarta on Friday.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia,

Wall Street Journal

Abuse Probe Widens at Jakarta School

JAKARTA, Indonesia-Police have named an administrator and a teaching assistant as suspects in a widening investigation of alleged sexual abuse at the prestigious Jakarta International School, marking the first time that staff members, not contract employees, have formally been identified as suspects.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Breitbart.com

ISIS Jihadists Vow to 'Liberate' Spain in Spanish Language Video

The jihadist terror group Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham , has made clear their intentions to create an Islamic caliphate that extends across most of Europe and Asia.

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The Straits Times

Playing the wrong cards at the Indonesian election

Supporters of Mr Prabowo Subianto and Mr Joko Widodo trying to out-cheer one another at a hotel lobby in Jakarta following a debate by the two presidential candidates on June 22. Indonesia's presidential election was different in many ways, one being that it saw extensive use of "black campaign" methods.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Opinion

World Magazine

Globe Trot: Gaza death toll climbs

ISRAEL AND GAZA: Health officials in Gaza say the death toll from Israeli airstrikes has reached 100, as Israel pressed its campaign to shut down rocket attacks from Gaza on Israeli territory.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Indonesia,

Switched

Moms Who Want Healthier Kids Might Want To Go Back To School

New research says children of mothers who went to college tend to be better educated, healthier and wealthier than children of mothers who did not finish high school.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Indonesia, Life, Food, Vegetables, Bread, Baked Goods

Switched

1 Million American Students Attend Unproductive Schools, Says Study

A new report out Wednesday from the left-leaning Center for American Progress analyzes the educational productivity of nearly 7,000 districts across nearly 40 states.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Typhoon 'Neoguri" may cause flooding in 4 Indonesian regions

Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency has warned that even though it is currently dry season in Indonesia, some areas in the country are facing flooding due to Typhoon Neoguri, which is sweeping through the Pacific Ocean.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, World News, Indonesia, Weather, Japan,

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Globe and Mail

The best images from the past 24 hours

A man take a rest near ballot boxes at Bendungan Hilir in Jakarta. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urged the two candidates in Wednesday's disputed presidential election to keep their supporters in check during what will be an agonizing two-week wait for an official result.

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Related Topix: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Prison, McAllen, TX

The Age

Indonesia election: Prabowo comes out swinging in votes dispute

Jakarta: Prabowo Subianto's team has come out swinging in Indonesia's disputed presidential election, insisting it is ahead in the "real count" of votes, its opponents are trying to "hijack" democracy, and that it will never concede defeat before the final result is in.

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Wall Street Journal

Twitter, Facebook Made a Splash in Indonesia's Election

Indonesia's election has dominated the conversation on social media in a rapidly developing country where millions can access such platforms through their mobile phones.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Startups, Facebook, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, World News, Indonesia,

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