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Indonesian teenager reunited with family with help of Google Maps after 11 years

A 17-year-old Indonesian from Sragen in the Central Java province was reunited with his family after more than 11 years with the help of Google maps. Living in an orphanage, the teenager named Ervan Wahyu Anjasworo remembered the market his grandmother used to take him when he was a child. He searched for the market […]

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Indonesia Protests: Thousands rally against new job law that relaxes rigid labour and environment rules

Thousands of protesters rallied against the a new job law in the two cities of Indonesia, police use water cannons and tear gas. On Tuesday, thousands of workers and students protested peacefully across the archipelago at the start of a three-day national strike against President Joko Widodo’s “omnibus” Job Creation bill, which was passed into […]

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Indonesians caught not wearing masks made to dig graves for coronavirus victims

Locals in a rural Indonesian village who refused to wear face masks are being forced to dig graves for victims of Covid-19 by local authorities. At least eight people including eight minors were given the unique punishment on September 9 in Cerme district of Gresik Regency, East Java. Officials hope to that a little bit […]

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Coronavirus medical waste floods Indonesia’s Cisadane River making it hazardous

Coronavirus has brought a deluge of medical waste in Indonesia’s Cisadane River.  A constant stream of syringes, face masks and hazmat suits. As the virus has spread, medical waste had been piling up at Cipeucang landfill in Tangerang, part of the sprawling metropolis of the capital Jakarta. In May the landfill’s walls collapsed, sending tons […]

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Indonesia: Bali won’t allow foreign tourists until end of 2020

Indonesian island of Bali will not accept foreign tourists again this year, due to coronavirus concerns. Authorities of the popular holiday destination had earlier said foreign visitors would be allowed to return from next month. But the plan has been scrapped over concerns about Indonesia’s mounting Covid-19 cases. The move has renewed worries about the […]

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Indonesia, Sumatra: Mt Sinabung erupts releasing hot ash and smoke

The Mount Sinabung volcano in North Sumatra province was shooting smoke and ash more than 3,280 feet into the air on Sunday morning, and hot ash clouds traveled 0.6 miles southeast, Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center said. Villagers were advised to stay three miles from the crater’s mouth and should be aware of […]

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Indonesian YouTuber gets almost 3 million views of himself staring at nothing for 2 hours

An Indonesian man got a brief moment of fame in July for simply looking at nothing for two hours. Featuring nothing else but himself sitting on the floor, in front of his bare mattress with no background music playing at all, Indonesian YouTuber Muhammad Didit managed to garner nearly three million views on a video of […]

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Indonesia’ Sinabung volcano erupts, spews 5km giant ash cloud into the sky

A volcano in the Indonesia spewed a 5km giant ash cloud  into the sky on Monday in its second eruption in three days, emitting a thunderous noise and turning the sky dark. Mount Sinabung, on the island of Sumatra’s eruption comes after more than a year of inactivity and was the second since Saturday, as […]

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10 whales wash dead on Indonesian beach; Locals save one by pushing it back into the sea

10 whales were found dead on an Indonesian beach on Thursday with images showing locals rushing to push a still-living whale back into the sea. The marine mammals were found in the remote province of East Nusa Tenggara, the AFP reported. Footage showed a group of around 10 men struggling to push an eleventh member […]

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Heavy rains, landslides trigger flooding in Indonesia; 16 dead, dozens missing

Floods and landslides killed at least 16 people and displaced hundreds in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, according to officials, as rescuers continued the search for 23 missing people. The flooding was triggered by heavy rains that caused three rivers to overflow, began on Monday evening and has since affected more than 4,000 residents of […]

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British man rescued six days after falling into a Bali well

A British man who fell into a well on the Indonesian island of Bali has been rescued after six days. Jacob Roberts, 29, broke his leg after falling into the 4m-deep well in Pecatu village while being chased by a dog, said AFP quoting local authorities. The well was dry but his leg meant he […]

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Bali zoo names newborn baby giraffe Corona

A Bali zoo has named a baby giraffe Corona in honour of her birth during the global pandemic. The calf was born on April 9 to mother Sophie and father Matadi, joining two other siblings at Bali Safari Park on the Indonesian holiday island. A video released by the zoo showed the calf being born […]