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  1. The budget airline that crashed shortly after takeoff from...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | Greenwich Citizen

    Rescuers were still searching for the wreckage on Tuesday. The crash is believed to have killed all 189 people on board.

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  2. Rare Sumatran tiger caught in animal trap diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2018 | Darien News-Review

    In this Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, photo, veterinarians examine the carcass of a pregnant Sumatran tiger found dead after being caught in a pig trap, at the local Natural Resources Conservation Agency office in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia.

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  3. New cash cow for gangsters and militantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2017 | NEWS.com.au

    ILLEGAL exploitation of natural resources has become the top way criminal and lawless militia groups around the globe fund themselves. Ravishing the natural environment and the illegal exploitation and taxation of gold, oil, minerals, diamonds and other natural resources has overtaken drug trafficking, kidnapping and ransom, which have long been the traditional way such groups fund themselves.

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  4. Rare Sumatran tiger found dead in IndonesiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2018 | Channelnewsasia.com

    The carcass of a critically endangered Sumatran tiger which died after being caught in a pig trap near Pekanbaru on the island of Sumatra. PEKANBARU, Indonesia: A critically endangered Sumatran tiger has died after being caught in a hunter's trap on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an official said Wednesday .

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  5. Indonesian Opposition Movement Accuses President of AuthoritarianismRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2018 | Voice of America

    As Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo prepares to compete in the nation's 2019 national election, he faces a mass social media campaign calling itself #2019GantiPresiden , criticizing the incumbent for being inadequately sympathetic to Islamic interests and the rising prices of household goods. After several heated clashes with Jokowi supporters, several subsequent #2019GantiPresiden rallies have been disallowed by police, sparking the accusation that the president is employing authoritarian tactics reminiscent of the country's former dictator Suharto to suppress critics.

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  6. Indonesia terror cell leader jailed for 11 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2018 | Newkerala.com

    Jakarta, Sep 13 : An Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced the provincial chief of a radical Islamist group that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terror organization to 11 years in prison. A court in Jakarta sentenced Wawan Kurniawan, alias Abu Afif, head of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah in Pekanbaru, capital of Riau province, for setting up a training centre for militants and instigating an attack on a provincial police station in May, Efe news reported.

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  7. Indonesian court rules militant guilty of terrorismRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    Islamic militant Wawan Kurniawan gestures during his trial at West Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Sept 13, 2018.

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  8. Commentary: Jokowi's biggest challenge to re-election? A social media campaign against himRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2018 | Channelnewsasia.com

    A brewing social media campaign encouraging Indonesians not to vote for President Joko Widodo may sway enough voters to put out his re-election bid, says one observer. SINGAPORE: The rising popularity of a social media campaign opposing Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's bid for re-election next year has met with backlash from Jokowi's supporters and the police.

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  9. Islamic Edict Threatens to Derail Indonesian Immunization EffortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2018 | Voice of America

    Renowned Japanese actress Tetsuko Kuroyanagi who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador gives an Indonesian boy a measles vaccination Thursday Feb. 3, 2005 in the remote village of Keudai Tenom on Aceh's West coast. As Indonesia's health ministry undertakes a huge campaign to immunize 70 million children against rubella and measles, critics say those efforts have been complicated by an edict issued by the country's top Muslim clerical body, Indonesian Ulema Council, declaring some of the vaccine's ingredients as forbidden by Islam.

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  10. AirAsia mulls 3 Indo destinationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | Daily Express

    JAKARTA: AirAsia is considering adding three more destinations to its Malaysia-Indonesia route, said AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes. "We're currently in talks for Belitung, and also looking at Banyuwangi and Raja Ampat," he told media after announcing flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Silangit Airport in Tapanuli, North Sumatra.

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  11. How Indonesia's counter-terrorism force has become a model for the regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2018 | Asian Correspondent

    Indonesian anti-terrorism policeman holds a rifle as others seized crude bombs at Riau University building in Pekanbaru, Sumatra Island, Indonesia, June 2, 2018. Source: Antara Foto/Rony Muharrman/via Reuters AS last month's attacks in Indonesia remind us, ISIS has proven to be a resilient threat , with far-reaching influence that hasn't disappeared with the collapse of its self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

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  12. Universities intensify student monitoring following recent arrest of terror suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | The Nation

    Indonesian universities are tightening monitoring on student activities following the arrest of a suspected terrorist in a state university in Sumatra last Saturday. The National Police's counterterrorism unit, Densus 88, arrested on Saturday three Riau University alumni over an alleged plan to launch an attack on the House of Representatives building in Jakarta and the Riau Council building in Pekanbaru.

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  13. Indonesia's New Generation of JihadistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | Real Clear Politics

    Shortly after 7 AM, on Sunday May 13, a woman on a motorcycle, Puji Kuswait, with two young girls also riding on the vehicle, approached Santa Maria Catholic Church, a prominent building in Surabaya, in eastern Java. A church volunteer tried to prevent the trio from entering the church compound, at which point Kuswait detonated a suicide bomb belt.

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  14. Indonesian police foil terrorists' plot to attack parliament buildingsRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2018 | Xinhuanet

    Indonesian police said Sunday that a plot to attack central and regional parliament buildings have been set by the recently-arrested terrorist suspects in Riau province. Indonesian Police Headquarters Spokesperson Setyo Wasisto said that one of those arrested has profound capability in assembling high explosive bomb of triacetone triperoxide and four bombs were assembled by the suspects in a campus premises.

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  15. Indonesian police raid university over suspected plot to attack assembliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2018 | Reuters

    Indonesian anti-terrorism police have detained a former student and are questioning two others after a raid on a university campus in Pekanbaru, on Sumatra island, where crude bombs and other explosive material were seized, police said. Indonesian anti-terrorism policeman holds a rifle as others seized crude bombs at Riau University building in Pekanbaru, Sumatra Island, Indonesia, June 2, 2018.

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  16. Indonesia Raids Campus, Detains 3 Terror SuspectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2018 | Voice of America

    Indonesian anti-terrorism police have detained three former students in a raid on a university campus in Pekanbaru, on Sumatra island, and seized crude bombs and other explosive material, police said. The men, who have been named as suspects, are thought to have been planning to attack the local parliament in Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau province, national police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said in a statement.

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  17. Activists: Indonesian Counterterrorism Law Threatens Civil LibertiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2018 | Voice of America

    A security vehicle is seen following an attack at the entrance of a police station in Pekanbaru, Indonesia, May 16, 2018. Human rights activists in Indonesia are raising concerns about a revised counterterrorism law they say may restrict freedoms of expression and association.

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  18. Indonesian prosecutors demand death penalty for radical clericRead the original story

    May 18, 2018 | Newkerala.com

    Jakarta, May 18 : Indonesian public prosecutors on Friday demanded the death penalty for a radical Islamic cleric over his role in terror attacks in 2016 and 2017. In a televised hearing at a Jakarta court, prosecutor Anita Dewayani demanded the death sentence for Aman Abdurrahman, also known as Oman Rochman, who allegedly co-founded the Islamic State-affiliated Jamaah Ansharut Daulah group.

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  19. Australian tourists warned to avoid Bali nightclubs and beach...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Daily Mail

    ... The bodies of two attackers who were shot and killed are seen at the entrance of a police station in Pekanbaru, Indonesia on Wednesday after the station was attacked by suspected militants On Wednesday, suspected militants slammed a minivan into a ...

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  20. Sword-wielding men attack Sumatra police HQRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    The assault in the city of Pekanbaru on Sumatra island A A A' also claimed by IS A A A' saw a group ram their minivan into a gate at the station and then attack officers Four men who attacked an Indonesian police headquarters with samurai swords were shot dead yesterday and one officer also died, authorities said, days after a wave of deadly suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group rocked the country. The assault in the city of Pekanbaru on Sumatra island - also claimed by IS - saw a group ram their minivan into a gate at the station and then attack officers, police said.

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