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  1. Malaysia: Hundreds of thousands expected to join mass rally calling for greater Syariah lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Asian Correspondent

    Pic: AP HUNDREDS of thousands of protesters are expected to throng the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this afternoon in what could be the country's largest call to strengthen the Syariah justice system, as the Muslim-majority nation reaches a major cross roads over its secular laws. Amid a backdrop of rising Islamic sentiments and fractured race-relations, the country's pious northeastern state of Kelantan is closer to realising its decades-long pursuit of enforcing strict Islamic Syariah laws for criminal offences, threatening to worsen religious ties in a polarized multiracial nation.


  2. Woman flogged until she passed out for having sex out of wedlockRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | Metro UK News

    Shocking footage has re-emerged of a woman being beaten so badly she has to be taken away by paramedics. The video, filmed in the strict Indonesian province of Aceh, reportedly shows 20-year-old Nur Elita being flogged for having had sex with a man out of wedlock.


  3. Woman endures 26 lashes for having sex outside marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 |

    A religious officer canes an Acehnese woman for spending time in close proximity with a man who is not her husband, which is against Sharia law, in Banda Aceh on November 28, 2016. Aceh is the only province in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country that imposes sharia law.


  4. Iranian woman to be blinded in one eyeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 3 | 24 Hours

    A sharia policeman canes a man for drinking alcohol and breaking Islamic law, during a public punishment in Banda Aceh on March 1, 2016. Iran's supreme court has ruled that a jilted woman who blinded a love rival with acid must lose one eye as punishment.


  5. Indonesian woman caned 26 times for sex outside marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | The London Free Press

    A 20-year old Muslim woman gets caned after being caught in close proximity with her boyfriend in Banda Aceh on Oct. 31, 2016. Aceh is the only province in the predominantly Muslim country that applies Sharia law, and public canings for breaches of Islamic code happen on a regular basis and often attract huge crowds.


  6. February 2, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Voice of America

    Groundhog Club handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 131st celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Phil's handler said that the groundhog has forecast six more weeks of winter weather.


  7. Couple caned 26 times each for having sex before marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Metro UK News

    The woman and man, who allegedly slept together, were the latest to be punished in Banda Aceh for breaking the province's strict Islamic laws. She is helped by two Sharia officials after being caned for spending time in close proximity with a man who is not her husband The event marks yet another increase to the amount of people being caned in Aceh for crimes including gambling, drinking alcohol and gay sex.


  8. Woman is forced to endure 26 lashes in IndonesiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Mail on Sunday

    Elite California school forced to cancel speech by right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos as students shoot fireworks at cops, tear down barricades and set the campus ablaze in protest Former US serviceman who shot and killed a Denver transit officer was a 'radical Muslim who had jihadist material in his backpack' and had recently been kicked out of a mosque Emma Stone's personal trainer reveals how YOU can get her toned abs, arms and legs - with these simple tips Pair arrested in London over crippling cyber attack on Washington DC's CCTV network just days before Trump was sworn in as president F-16 jet pilot accidentally kills civilian and injures Air Force service member by releasing munitions during training exercise on New Mexico military range Mother-of-one teacher, 28, at school for children with behavior problems 'had an eight-month affair with a student, 16, and said she was her ... (more)


  9. IDR 2.3 Trillion Needed To Rebuild Houses, Buildings Damaged In Aceh QuakeRead the original story

    Monday Jan 30 | Malaysian National News Agency

    From Nor Baizura Basri BANDA ACEH, Jan 30 -- An estimated sum of IDR 2.3 trillion is required to rebuild houses and buildings destroyed in the earthquake which hit Pidie Jaya district last December. Pidie Jaya district office representative Said Mulyadi said to date 23,000 houses severely damaged in the disaster had yet to be repaired and about IDR 1 trillion losses were incurred by the people.


  10. A Provincial Government in Indonesia Wants to Develop UNESCO World Heritage RainforestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Time

    This picture taken in Leuser National park, South Aceh on April 16, 2016 shows Indonesian mahouts and elephants conducting a patrol along the Leuser Ecosystem corridor close to palm oil plantations in South Aceh. The Leuser National Park in Indonesia is famed for its biodiversity.


  11. 5.6 magnitude quake strikes Medan, tremors felt in PenangRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | The Star Online

    According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, the epicentre of the earthquake was located 28km south-west of Medan at a depth of 10km. The earthquake came just over a month after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck 164km south-east of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Dec 7 last year.


  12. Air China bans shark fin cargo, reflecting dramatic shift in attitudesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2017 | The Washington Post

    An Indonesian fisherman cuts the fin of a shark in Lampulo fish market in Banda Aceh in Aceh province in this 2013 file photo. Humans kill about 100 million sharks each year, mostly for their fins, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation , and conservationists are warning that dozens of species are under threat.


  13. Indonesia marks tsunami with solemn prayersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2016 | The Star Online

    Remembering those gone: Family members gathering to pray for their loved ones, who died in the tsunamii 12 years agoi , at a mass grave in Acehi . i - AFP Banda Aceh: Thousands of Indonesians prayed for their loved ones at mass graves and mosques to mark a tsunami that devastated Aceh province 12 years ago yesterday, in one of the worst natural disasters in human history.


  14. A day in photosRead the original story

    Dec 26, 2016 | Bangkok Post

    ... a commemoration ceremony for victims of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami at the Ulee Lheue mass grave in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. - EPA A man pets a dog along a flooded street caused by rains from Typhoon Nock-Ten in Quezon city, north of Manila, ...


  15. Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2016 |

    ... when a 9.1-magnitude "megathrust" quake struck Aceh in northern Sumatra. (CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP) BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: Thousands of Indonesians prayed for their loved ones at mass graves and mosques on Monday (Dec 26) to mark a tsunami which ...


  16. Rebuilding after disastersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | The Star Online

    ... is the recovery in the wake of every disaster that gives people hope and strength. I recently went to Banda Aceh, Indonesia, to cover the effects of the 6.5 magnitude earthquake on Dec 7. I was part of a team from the Malaysian Red Crescent to ...


  17. UMNO Humanitarian Aid Team Faced Trying Times In Aceh Helping Earthquake VictimsRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2016 | Malaysian National News Agency

    Although faced with anxious moments following four instances of aftershocks since their arrival in Pidie Jaya, Aceh on Dec 14, the Humanitarian Aid Mission team of UMNO's Welfare Bureau successfully helped more than 300 victims there. Its deputy chief Mohd Shoubli Jamal, when met at by reporters on arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 from Banda Aceh today, said the team provided treatment from a mobile clinic operating at the Agung Meureudu Mosque in Pidie Jaya.


  18. Aceh orphanage in bad shapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | The Star Online

    BANDA ACEH: The Malaysian Red Crescent is shocked at the derelict state of the orphanage it built in Pidie here after the 2004 earthquake and tsunami. Its national executive board member James Kon said he did not expect to see the orphanage in such a poor condition having raised funds to build the 2ha orphanage some 12 years ago.


  19. 'We will rebuild': Indonesian president tours quake zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 |

    President Joko Widodo on Friday visited the victims of Wednesday's earthquake in Aceh province of Indonesia's Sumatra island that claimed the lives of 102, injured more than 1,000 and left more than 10,000 homeless. Faizal, 8, holds a clock showing the time when the earthquake struck, at Kuta Pangwa village in Pidie Jaya.


  20. Indonesia president orders maximum relief effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | The Nation

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo flew straight to Aceh after his two-day visit to Bali on Thursday to ensure an effective emergency response to Wednesday's powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck three regencies in the province and which claimed at least 102 lives. Jokowi led a meeting on emergency efforts in Banda Aceh immediately after his presidential plane landed at the provincial capital on Thursday night.