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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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Indonesia tsunami kills scores, hundreds injured

At least 62 people have been killed and hundreds injured after a volcano-triggered tsunami hit both sides of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait on Saturday, sending a wall of water crashing some 20 metres inland and sweeping away hundreds of homes and hotels, officials and witnesses have said. At least 20 people are[…]

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