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    Death and despair: Rohingya describe high-seas terror

    Agence France-Presse. Lhokseumawe, Indonesia | Updated at 12:22pm on June 28, 2020

    A group of Rohingya say they were beaten by traffickers and drank their own urine to stay alive on a perilous four-month journey at sea...

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    Indonesians pull stranded Rohingyas to shore

    Agence France-Presse . Lhokseumawe, Indonesia | Updated at 12:52am on June 26, 2020

    Nearly 100 Rohingya asylum seekers stranded off the coast of Indonesia were pulled to shore Thursday by locals angered at the refusal of authorities to...

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    Stranded Rohingya pulled to shore by sympathetic Indonesians

    Agence France-Presse. Lhokseumawe | Updated at 08:07pm on June 25, 2020

    Nearly 100 Rohingya asylum seekers stranded off the coast of Indonesia were pulled to shore Thursday by locals angered at the refusal of authorities to...

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    Six new ambassadors designated 

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 06:41pm on June 08, 2020

    The government would send new ambassadors to Bangladesh embassies in Brunei, Indonesia, Nepal, Singapore, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Nahida Rahman Shumona, currently a director...

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    Indonesian embassy official dies in Dhaka

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:12pm on June 04, 2020

    Siti Herwansyah, an administrative officer of the Indonesian Embassy in Dhaka, died on Thursday. She was 28. The reason for her death is not clear,...

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    Indonesia cancels Hajj over coronavirus fears

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 01:39am on June 03, 2020

    Indonesia is pulling out of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah over coronavirus fears, the religious affairs ministry said Tuesday, removing the largest contingent of...

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    100-year-old Indonesian woman beats coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Surabaya, Indonesia | Updated at 11:14pm on May 31, 2020

    A 100-year-old Indonesian woman has recovered from coronavirus, making her the country’s oldest survivor of the deadly respiratory illness. Kamtim, who like many Indonesians goes...

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    Indonesia minister slammed for ‘virus is like your wife’ remarks

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 10:56pm on May 29, 2020

    An Indonesian minister is under fire after he compared coronavirus to rebellious wives, in remarks aimed at soothing public fears about easing COVID-19 restrictions across...

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    Indonesians try to beat Eid exodus ban

    Agence France-Presse. Jakarta | Updated at 12:24pm on May 23, 2020

    Indonesians are turning to smugglers and bogus travel documents to get around bans on an annual end-of-Ramadan exodus that could send coronavirus cases skyrocketing in...

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    Indonesia locks virus violators in ‘haunted house’

    Agence France-Presse . Sragen, Indonesia | Updated at 10:06pm on April 21, 2020

    Fed up with people breaking virus quarantine rules, one Indonesian politician has decided to scare rulebreakers straight by locking them in a ‘haunted house’. Sragen...

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