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    Jokowi kicks off new term at heavily guarded ceremony

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2019

    Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo was sworn in for a second term on Sunday, as helicopters flew overhead and troops kept watch in the capital Jakarta...

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    Indonesia to relax rules, launch more SEZs to attract investment

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on October 11, 2019

    Indonesia will expand and simplify tax incentives it offers for investment in special economic zones (SEZs) and develop more such areas, aiming to attract over...

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    Indonesia minister stabbed by IS-linked pair

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 08:15pm on October 10, 2019

    Two members of an IS-linked terror network stabbed Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto on Thursday, the intelligence head said, as the powerful politician underwent emergency...

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    US helps Mastercard, Visa score victory in Indonesia in global lobbying effort

    Reuters . Jakarta/ New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on October 05, 2019

    US trade officials, at the request of card networks Mastercard and Visa, convinced Indonesia late last year to loosen rules governing its new domestic payment...

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    Thousands rally across Indonesia in fresh legal reform protests

    Agence-France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 01:37am on October 01, 2019

    Thousands rallied across Indonesia Monday in fresh demonstrations sparked by a raft of divisive legal reforms, including banning pre-marital sex and weakening the anti-graft...

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    Indonesia fires put palm oil under scrutiny

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2019

    A brutal Indonesian forest fire season that left Southeast Asia choking in smog has renewed scrutiny of major palm oil and paper companies, with activists...

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    Indonesia quake death toll rises to 30

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 02:46pm on September 29, 2019

    The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rocked Indonesia’s remote Maluku islands rose to 30 on Sunday, including several toddlers, the disaster agency said...

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    Mass prayer marks one year since Indonesia quake-tsunami disaster

    Agence France-Presse . Palu, Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on September 29, 2019

    Thousands attended a mass prayer in the devastated Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, one year after a quake-tsunami swallowed up whole neighbourhoods and killed...

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    Indonesia quake kills 20

    Agence France-Presse . Ambon City, Indonesia | Updated at 12:22am on September 27, 2019

    At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured Thursday in a strong earthquake that rocked Indonesia’s remote Maluku islands, triggering landslides that buried at...

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    Death toll mounts as Papua hit by bloody unrest

    Agence France-Presse . Wamena, Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2019

    More than two dozen people have died in riots in Papua, authorities said Tuesday, sparking calls for an investigation into one of the bloodiest eruptions...

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