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Crackdown on dog meat over rabies fears in Indonesia

Jakarta - Activists are applauding the decision of Jakarta's governor in ordering an investigation into dog meat sales as a prerequisite to regulating the dog meat trade in the country.

AirAsia flights from Surabaya to Singapore halted by Indonesia

Surabaya - Indonesia threatened Saturday to revoke AirAsia's permit to fly from Surabaya to Singapore in the wake of last week's loss of a jet with 162 people aboard.

Indonesian air force plane crashes into Jakarta residential area

Jakarta - At least six people have been killed when an Indonesia Air Force plane crashed into a residential area of Jakarta today. The Fokker F-27 was on a routine training flight when it crashed.

Black box found near Sukhoi Superjet-100 crash site

Jakarta - The search teams involved in the investigation of the crash site of the Russian plane have now found the black box. Investigations continue.

Close-up video of debris — Sukhoi Superjet-100 crash site

Jakarta - A video has now been released showing clearly the wreckage of the Sukhoi Superjet-100 aircraft which crashed into Mount Salak in West Java, Indonesia on May 9.

Video update: Sukhoi Superjet-100 crash site in Indonesia

Jakarta - While rescue operations continue at the crash site of the Russian aircraft, 14 bodies have now been found near the wreckage.

Op-Ed: Chicagoans furious over NATO insult

Chicago - Chicagoans are up in arms over the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) video primer for 60-plus world leaders and their staffs arriving May 20, 2012 in Chicago for a two-day summit.

Sukhoi SuperJet-100 crash site found — No survivors, video update

Jakarta - The crash site of the Sukhoi Superjet-100 which went off the radar yesterday has been found. There is no sign of survivors.

Indonesian women stage rape protest in mini skirts

Jakarta - Indonesian women have staged a rape protest wearing mini skirts in response to controversial remarks made by Jakarta's city governor Fauzi Bowo. Fauzi advised women to give care to their dress so as not to provoke unwanted acts.

Gay film festival attacked by Muslim fanatics

Masked Muslim protestors have attacked a gay film festival in Indonesia, calling the organizers blasphemers and threatening to burn down one of the venues.

Greenpeace boycotts Nestle: 'Don't have a Kit Kat break today'

Nestle's Kit Kat chocolate bars are best remembered by the advertising refrain, 'Have a break, have a Kit Kat.' But now an environmental group wants Nestle to take a break from supporting rainforest-killing companies.

U.S. Embassy in Indonesia warns of possible terrorist attack

The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, has issued a statement based on information from the Bali Governor's office of a possible terrorist attack in Bali on New Year's Eve. The Governor's office however has now said they did not issue the warning.

Turkish Airlines to Arrive in Indonesia

Since the European Union (EU) lifted its ban on Indonesian airlines, Turkey's flag carrier is to begin Istanbul-Jakarta service on Aug. 30.

Indonesian Economy Not Jolted by Hotel Attack

Friday’s deadly bombings at the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels in Jakarta had a limited impact on the trading of domestic stocks, bonds and the rupiah.

Defense Minister Juwono Visits Jakarta Bombings Victims Special

Indonesian Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono visited the Metropolitan Medical Center (MMC) hospital on July 18 to show his deepest sympathy to all the wounded victims of Jakarta's hotel bombings.

Manchester United Forced to Cancel Match in Jakarta

Tens of thousands of Manchester United fans in Indonesia will miss out on the chance to see their heroes following news that the English soccer club has canceled its visit to the country after the bomb blasts that rocked the capital city Jakarta.

One of the Perpetrators of Jakarta Bombings Already Identified

The officials confirmed that the blasts at the JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton Hotel were suicide bombs. Officials also identified one of the perpetrators.

President Yudhoyono: Jakarta hotel bombings an act of terrorism

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono vowed that he would arrest the terrorists and masterminds who are responsible for the twin attacks on the JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton hotels in Jakarta. The attacks killed nine people and wounded 50.

Senior official says Jakarta blasts were suicide bombs

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Theo Sambuaga, a senior legislator and chairman of the parliamentary security commission, believes the explosions that ripped two hotels in Jakarta were suicide bomb attacks.

Two Explosions in Jakarta

Explosions occurred near the Marriott and Ritz Carlton Hotel, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta, Friday, July 17, around 07.45 W.I.B in the morning.

Death count from explosions at Jakarta hotels reaches 9, wound 50

Bombs exploded at the locations of two luxury American hotels in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, and killed at nine people early Friday morning, local police officials confirm.

250 dies as Boat in Indonesia sinks

At least 250 died as ferry in Indonesia drowns due to bad weather. The boat, according to detailed reports was headed to East Kalimantan.

Powerful Earthquake in Indonesia, 4 killed

At least 4 people were killed in a powerful earthquake in Indonesia. News agencies reported that a series of earthquakes caused wide-scale destruction in eastern part of the country.

Major Earthquake Rocks Indonesia

A powerful undersea earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale shook the earth just after midnight (17:05 GMT, Wednesday), east of Jakarta. The quake shook tall buildings but there have been no reports of injuries or damage so far.

Rainfall hampers Jakarta clean-up

More rainfall overnight in Indonesia has hampered clean-up efforts after severe flooding in the capital Jakarta.

Jakarta floods death toll rises

At least 20 people have been killed and 340,000 made homeless by massive floods that have swept through the Indonesian capital, Jakarta

Strange Statues Tell A Tale Of Two Presidents In Jakarta

JAKARTA (dpa) - Jakarta offers few attractions for tourists. Lonely Planet's guide to Indonesia describes the capital as "the Big Durian, the foul-smelling exotic fruit that some can't stomach and others can't resist." As the country's main centre f...

Jakarta's Battered Chinatown Stages A Comeback

JAKARTA (dpa) - Broken windows, closed-up shops and burned out buildings are still common sights in Glodok, Jakarta's Chinatown, serving as stark reminders of the anti-Chinese riot of 1998.For three days in May, 1998, Glodok fell victim to a well organ...

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