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Indonesia's Prabowo files challenge to election result

Jakarta - The ex-general who lost Indonesia's presidential election to Jakarta governor Joko Widodo mounted a legal challenge to the result Friday, alleging widespread electoral fraud and irregularities in vote counting.
In the Media by Presi Mandari (AFP)

Capsized Malaysian ferry leaves three dead, eight missing

Johor - Malaysian officials have confirmed that three people are dead and nearly a dozen are still missing after a ferry carrying Indonesian migrant workers sank off the southern coast of Malaysia.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Indonesia's Prabowo to challenge election result in court

Jakarta - The ex-general who lost Indonesia's presidential election to Joko Widodo will challenge the result in court, his campaign team said Wednesday, a move that could spell weeks of uncertainty for the world's third-biggest democracy.
In the Media by Arlina Arshad (AFP)

Jakarta governor Widodo wins Indonesian presidential race

Jakarta - The reform-minded governor of teeming Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has comfortably won Indonesia's closely-fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto, final results showed Tuesday.
In the Media by Sam Reeves (AFP)

Hunt begins for the executioners of Flight MH17

Kiev - As Heads of State worldwide paid tribute to the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shot out of the sky over Ukraine, Thursday, the search began to track down those responsible for the worst terror attack on an aircraft in Europe in over 25 years.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Canadian teacher arrested in Indonesian child sex scandal

Jakarta - A Canadian teacher has been arrested in Indonesia for alleged child sex abuse, police said Tuesday, in a scandal that has rocked one of the country's most prestigious international schools.
In the Media by AFP

Fraud fears as Indonesia awaits end to presidential deadlock

Jakarta - With both presidential candidates declaring victory in Indonesia's knife-edge election this week, anxiety is growing that fraud and dirty tactics could twist official results due to be announced later this month.
In the Media by Angela Dewan (AFP)

Indonesia's Widodo expresses vote count fears in tight poll

Jakarta - Indonesian presidential hopeful Joko Widodo urged his supporters Thursday to carefully monitor vote-counting in a bitterly fought election amid concerns about cheating, a day after both he and his rival declared victory.
In the Media by Presi Mandari (AFP)

Indonesian markets welcome projected Widodo win

Jakarta - Indonesian stocks rallied to a one-year high Thursday after most unofficial tallies showed Jakarta governor Joko Widodo ahead of ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a closely fought race to lead Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
In the Media by Olivia Rondonuwu (AFP)

Indonesia's Prabowo, Widodo both claim election victory

Jakarta - Ex-general Prabowo Subianto declared victory in Indonesia's tight presidential election on Wednesday, shortly after Jakarta governor Joko Widodo also claimed a win.
In the Media by AFP

Indonesia votes in divisive presidential election

Jakarta - Polls opened Wednesday in Indonesia's tightest and most divisive presidential election since the downfall of dictator Suharto, pitting Jakarta governor Joko Widodo against Prabowo Subianto, an ex-general with a chequered human rights record.
In the Media by Sam Reeves (AFP)

France: Crowds drawn to once-in-a-decade glory of 'Titan's Penis'

Nantes - They were queuing in their hundreds, last week, in Nantes in western France as the city hosted an unusual attraction: an enormous flower known as "Titan's Penis" that blooms only once a decade.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Indonesia's Widodo rallies supporters ahead of poll

Jakarta - Presidential hopeful Joko Widodo pledged to build a "new history" for Indonesia at a huge campaign rally Saturday, a last push to win votes in a tight election race.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Indonesia's Widodo rallies supporters ahead of poll

Jakarta - Presidential hopeful Joko Widodo pledged to build a "new history" for Indonesia at a huge campaign rally Saturday, a last push to win votes in a tight election race.
In the Media by AFP

Palm oil production's adverse affects on the environment

Palm oil is found in thousands of products we use and consume every day, from bread, and shampoo to multiple items in between. But now, increased consumption has resulted in unwanted side effects to the environment.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Australian, Chinese navies ready to fire

Canberra - Ships of the the Royal Australian Navy and the Navy of the People's Republic of China are operating in close proximity to each other, according to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
In the Media by Chikako Uchinami - 1 comment

Nazi-themed Indonesian cafe reopens

Bandung - A controversial Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia that closed shop last year after sparking international outrage reopened Saturday with its walls still bearing swastikas and a painting of Adolf Hitler.
In the Media by Timur Matahari (AFP) - 2 comments

Campaigning kicks off for Indonesian presidential election

Jakarta - Campaigning for Indonesia's July presidential election officially kicked off Wednesday, with favourite Joko Widodo facing a tough challenge from a Suharto-era former general with a chequered human rights record.
In the Media by AFP

Indonesia let reporters listen to Australian leader's call

Jakarta - Indonesia admitted Tuesday that reporters had been allowed to listen in on a conversation between its president and Australia's prime minister aimed at improving relations, but insisted it had been a mistake.
In the Media by AFP

Wild orangutan caught dressing in T-shirt in Borneo (Video)

A wild orangutan was caught on video, casually donning a park ranger's T-shirt, by a wildlife photographer in Tanjung Putting National Park in Borneo. To the great amusement of onlookers she then tried to put on a Wellington boot,
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments
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