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2 hrs ago | Asia News Network

JAKARTA: S'pore retailer unit to put up 10 mega stores in Indonesia

PT Courts Retail Indonesia, a subsidiary of Singaporean retailer Courts Asia Ltd., is looking to build 10 to 12 megastores in Indonesia over the next five years.

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6 hrs ago | Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Semen Indonesia diversifying, looking to property sector

State-owned cement giant Semen Indonesia is looking to develop its business portfolio into property, with plans to develop a 200-hectare plot of land into a township in Gresik, East Java, as its first project.

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10 hrs ago | Real Clear Politics

Islamic State's Dangerous Influence in Asia

In places across Indonesia, small collections of political Islamists have "openly pledged their allegiance" to the extremist terrorist group, the Islamic State .

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Related Topix: Terrorism, World News, Indonesia, Pakistan, Asia

14 hrs ago | The Age

Book extract: Confessions of a People-Smuggler, Dawood Amiri

Asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran cry as Indonesian officers force them to leave an Australian vessel.

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Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Asia, Indonesia,

19 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Bali Nine clemency bids still 'in process'

Indonesia's president will not intervene in the case of two Australian men on death row, and his office says improved relations between Canberra and Jakarta will have no bearing on their fate.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Australia, Oceania, Prison, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

21 hrs ago | Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Haj pilgrims kept in the dark on Ebola danger

About 170,000 Indonesians are set to fly to Saudi Arabia for the annual haj pilgrim in the coming weeks, but few are aware of the lurking danger of the Ebola virus, following the deaths of at least 1,500 people in western Africa over the past six months.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, World News,

Yesterday | Sydney Morning Herald

Schapelle Corby likely to stay free despite boyfriend's drug arrest

Schapelle Corby's parole is on the condition that she be of good behaviour and stay away from drugs.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Indonesia, World News,

Yesterday | ABC News

Business as usual for Australia and Indonesia, despite code of conduct

ELIZABETH JACKSON: Australia and Indonesia have kissed and made up, and signed a new code of conduct, putting last year's spying scandal well behind them.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, National University,

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Asia News Network

JAKARTA: 114 nations seek ways to reduce cross-cultural,religious tensions

Representatives from 114 countries, 25 international organisations, the private sector and civil society are set to gather on Friday and Saturday at the sixth United Nations Alliance for Civilisation global forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, to exchange ideas about advancing mutual interests across religions and cultures that can help reduce tensions ... (more)

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Stuff.co.nz

Indonesian telco eyes 2degrees stake, reports

Indonesian media reported that PT Telkom was negotiating to buy a 27 per cent stake in a New Zealand telecommunications firm.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA : Singapore developer to build hotel in Bali, Batam

Singapore property developer Far East Organisation will intensify efforts to expand globally, including in Indonesia, with two new hotel projects to be developed in Bali and Batam.

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Big News Network.com

Jakarta's New Governor Pushing an Era of Meritocracy

Indonesia is the world's third-largest democracy, but few minorities are represented in the diverse nation's halls of power.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, World News,

Malaysian National News Agency

Moderate Quake Strikes Off Eastern Indonesia

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted eastern parts of Indonesia on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, World News, Indonesia, Thailand

The Straits Times

Joko Widodo's push to raise Indonesia fuel prices suffers setback: Antara

Outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono meets president-elect Joko Widodo in Nusa Dua, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Aug 27, 2014, to discuss a smooth government transition programme.

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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Nikkei Net Interactive

Developer Lippo Karawaci turns its sights to Indonesia's smaller cities

Through years of economic growth, Indonesia's capital has become increasingly crowded with high-rise apartments, office buildings and shopping malls.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Travel, Asia Travel, Indonesia Travel, Jakarta, Indonesia Travel,

Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Legal barrier to geothermal development in Indonesia removed

Indonesia's House of Representatives passed on Tuesday the new Geothermal Law, eliminating the legal barrier for the development of the country's geothermal resources, which are among the largest in the world.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Geothermal Power

The Baltimore Sun

Shambolic election campaign leaves Indonesia's president-elect much to prove

When he was nominated in March as a candidate for Indonesia's presidential election, polls showed Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had a 30-point lead over the man who would become his main challenger, former army general Prabowo Subianto.

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Bloomberg

Top Indonesia Fund Sees Jokowi Fueling 17% Stock Advance

Joko Widodo, the outgoing Jakarta governor known as Jokowi, takes office in October after pledging to prioritize spending on health care, education and infrastructure while cutting government energy subsidies that have swelled the budget deficit.

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The Age

Australia and Indonesia to sign code of conduct to avoid another spying scandal

Nusa Dua: Australia and Indonesia are ready to patch up their relationship with a code of conduct that should ensure last year's damaging spy scandal is not repeated.

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Related Topix: Australia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, World News, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono,

Daily Reporter

4 Indonesians in rape case retract confessions

Four janitors charged with raping a kindergartner at a prestigious international school in Indonesia retracted their confessions Wednesday, saying they were tortured by police during questioning.

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