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Indonesia intensifies patrols after detecting Chinese and US war ships in nearby international waters

Indonesia increased patrols around its Natuna islands in the South China Sea after Chinese and US vessels were detected nearby in international waters. At least five navy vessels assisted by an air patrol were deployed in North Natuna Sea to secure the area, Indonesian Navy western fleet commander Arsyad Abdullah said. The Navy’s position on […]

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Indonesia: Prison fire kills at least 41 people

More than 40 prisoners died and 70 others were injured after a fire tore through an overcrowded prison block on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, police said. The blaze started in the early hours of Wednesday morning local time in Block C of Tangerang Prison, in Banten province, according to Jakarta police spokesman […]

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‘I can’t breathe’: Indonesian immigration officials manhandle Nigerian diplomat in Jakarta

The Nigerian government is demanding punishment for Indonesian immigration officials who were filmed assaulting a Nigerian diplomat. Footage circulating on social media showed Abdulrahman Ibrahim, a consular officer based in Jakarta, being held down in a vehicle by several men. Nigeria called it “an egregious act of international delinquency by the Indonesian state”. It vowed […]

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Indonesia Mount Merapi: Volcanic eruption on Java island unleashes clouds of ash and smoke into the sky

Mount Merapi in Indonesia erupted on the densely populated island of Java, spewing smoke and ash high into the air and sending streams of lava and gasses down its slopes. The volatile volcano unleashed clouds of hot ash at least seven times on Sunday, as well as a series of fast-moving pyroclastic flows – a […]

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Indonesia: Covid-19 positive man disguises himself as wife in order to board flight

An Indonesian man is reportedly facing arrest after disguising himself as his wife in order to board a flight. The man, who has been publicly identified only by the initials “DW,” boarded a Citilink domestic flight from Jakarta to Ternate while wearing a niqab that covered him from head to toe. The disguise was intended […]

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Indonesian village gives away live chickens to lure residents to get Covid-19 vaccinated

A rural village in Indonesia is giving away live chickens as an incentive for older residents to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The program, in Cianjur regency, West Java, is part of the district’s effort to increase the number of vaccines administered to citizens age 45 and over. Galih Apria, assistant police commissioner in the sub-district […]

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Modified mosquitoes rescue dengue transmission by 77% in Indonesian experiment

An experiment to infect mosquitoes with bacteria that stop them from transmitting viruses appears to have helped reduced the spread of deadly dengue virus in Indonesia, researchers reported. The modified mosquitoes thrived for three years, and cases of dengue were reduced by 77% in areas where they were introduced, the researchers reported in the New […]

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Indonesia: Swamped with orders for new BTS meals, McDonald’s branches shutdown

When the world’s biggest boyband and the world’s most popular burger chains combined, it triggered utter chaos. Indonesian branches of McDonald’s found themselves so swamped with demand for the newly launched BTS Meal they had to close. Indeed, so many people ordered the meal inspired by the Korean boyband that there were fears it could […]

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Large ferry with over 270 people on board catches fire in Indonesia

A large ferry with over 270 people on board caught fire on Saturday while traveling to a remote island in northeastern Indonesia, forcing passengers and crew to jump into the sea. The KM Karya Indah was travelling in a remote part of the Indonesian archipelago, from Ternate in the province of North Maluku towards Sanana […]

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Climate change is degrading 45,000-year-old cave paintings in Indonesia, researchers find

Climate change has taken a severe toll on over 300 ancient cave paintings. As per Nature’s Scientific Reports, it has been found out that the ancient rock art in the limestone caves of southern Sulawesi in Indonesia is getting degraded by climate change. The rock painting dates back to the Pleistocene era between 45,000 to […]

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Indonesian firm allegedly washed and resold used Covid-19 nasal swab test kits

A pharmaceutical company in Indonesia was allegedly washing and reselling used Covid-19 nasal swab test kits. Police said over 9,000 passengers at an airport in Medan may have been tested with the reused swab sticks. State-owned company Kimia Farma is now reportedly facing a potential lawsuit launched on behalf of the travellers. Covid nasal swab […]

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Bali to deport two influencers for creating prank video of a painted-on face mask

Two YouTubers are to be deported from the Indonesian resort island of Bali after being jailed for creating a “prank” video of a painted-on face mask, an official said on Friday. Josh Paler Lin and Leia “Lisha” Se made the video, in which Lin paints a fake face mask on Se’s face before she enters […]