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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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Indonesian demonstrators stage a huge pro-Palestinian rally in Jakarta on July 11, 2014 condemning Israel's offensive in Gaza.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesian nationals working in Malaysia are equally anxious to know the final result of their country's presidential election after both candidates claimed victory based on quick counts.
An official holds up a ballot paper during vote counting following the presidential election in Jakarta.
Jakarta: Prabowo Subianto's team has come out swinging in Indonesia's disputed presidential election, insisting they are ahead in the "real count" of votes, their opponents are trying to "hijack" democracy, and that they will never concede defeat before the final result is in.
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.
A day after Indonesia's presidential elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta's police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely.
At just 1.52m tall, Sim Chi Yin is petite by any standards. But the 35-year-old photojournalist will now stand shoulder to shoulder with the giants of the photo world.
TAIWAN: Taiwan itself is claimed by Beijing as a part of Chinese territory, and Beijing has vowed to bring it under control, by force if necessary.
The Philippines' largest airline Cebu Pacific said Wednesday it has ceased carrying shark fins, becoming the latest carrier to impose a ban as part of global conservation efforts.
Widodo is expected to arrive soon and there are some 300 supporters and journalists waiting outside.
Eight years on, thousands of people affected by the Lapindo mudflow in Indonesia's East Java province have yet to receive any compensation.
Officials in central New York say four people are dead and four homes have been destroyed in building collapses amid severe thunderstorms.
Both candidates claimed victory in Indonesia's presidential election on Wednesday, suggesting there could be a drawn out constitutional battle to decide who will next lead the world's third-largest democracy.
Early unofficial counts in Indonesia's presidential election Wednesday showed Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo with a narrow lead over his rival, former army general Prabowo Subianto.
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