Thousands in shelter as Indonesia flood death toll hit 53

Tens of thousands of Indonesians were still unable to return to their waterlogged homes Saturday after flooding hit the Jakarta capital region, killing at least 53 people, authorities said. More than 170,000 people took refuge in shelters across the massive urban conglomeration – home to some 30 million – after whole neighbourhoods[…]

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Indonesia deploys troops to West Papua region as protests spread

Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia has deployed more troops to the restive West Papua, as demonstrations continue to spread to several communities in the region, with reports of injuries and more attacks that belie earlier assurances by the government that the unrest had been contained. President Joko Widodo’s top Security Minister, Wiranto, told reporters on[…]

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Fiery protests erupt in Indonesia’s West Papua region

Jakarta, Indonesia – Large demonstrations in Indonesia’s West Papua region have turned violent as thousands of protesters angered by alleged police abuse against ethnic Papuan students, burned public facilities and blocked roads. In West Papua province’s capital of Manokwari, protesters burned the regional parliamentary building and local stores, according to police[…]

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Jakarta turns into a battlefield

A clash between Indonesian security forces and protesters angry over the result of last month’s presidential election raged for a second night on Wednesday (May 22), turning central Jakarta into a battlefield of tear gas, rubber bullets, rocks and firecrackers. Protesters tore up slabs of pavement, destroyed street signs and[…]

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Indonesia goes to the polls

Indonesians voted on Wednesday to pick a new president and parliament after a six-month campaign in the sprawling equatorial archipelago dominated by economic issues but also marked by the growing influence of conservative Islam. The eight-hour vote across a country that stretches more than 5,000 km (3,000 miles) from its[…]

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