Indonesia

Country Indonesia
Capital Jakarta
Continent Asia
Currency Rupiah(IDR)
Languages Indonesian

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Introduction

The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hostilities, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. Indonesia's first free parliamentary election after decades of repressive rule took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third-largest democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and home to the world's largest Muslim population. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, holding the military and police accountable for past human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling avian influenza. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face a low intensity separatist movement in Papua.

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Man killed by mother's falling coffin in Indonesia - The Guardian

The Guardian

Man killed by mother's falling coffin in Indonesia
The Guardian
An Indonesian man has died after his mother's coffin fell from a funeral tower and crushed him during a service on the island of Sulawesi, police said on Sunday. Samen Kondorura, 40, died on Friday when pallbearers lost their footing while carrying the ...
Shocking moment Indonesian man is crushed to death by his own mother's coffin during her funeral while carrying it ...The Sun
Indonesian killed by his mother's falling funeral coffinChannel NewsAsia
Man crushed to death in Indonesia when own mother's coffin fell on himThe Independent

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VIDEO: Woman Tending Her Garden Swallowed by 23-Foot Giant Python in Indonesia - SpaceCoastDaily.com

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VIDEO: Woman Tending Her Garden Swallowed by 23-Foot Giant Python in Indonesia
SpaceCoastDaily.com
ABOVE VIDEO: A 23-foot-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday. WARNING: Several images may not be suitable for some people. (Video by World News). (CBS NEWS) A 23-foot-long python has ...
Indonesian Woman Swallowed Whole By 23-Foot Python | HuffPostHuffPost
VIDEO: 23-Foot-Long Python Swallows Indonesian WomanYeshiva World News
Seven-metre-python swallows Indonesian womanChronicle
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VIDEO: 23-foot-long python swallows woman in Indonesia - The Santiago Times

The Santiago Times

VIDEO: 23-foot-long python swallows woman in Indonesia
The Santiago Times
JAKARTA A woman has died after being swallowed whole by a 23-foot-long (7-meter-long) python in central Indonesia. The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast ...
Woman swallowed by giant python in IndonesiaThe Guardian
Woman swallowed by enormous 23-ft python in IndonesiaEvening Standard
Woman swallowed whole by 23-foot python in IndonesiaThe Independent
Jakarta Post -The National
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Indonesians' Eid balloons force flights to divert - Reuters

Reuters

Indonesians' Eid balloons force flights to divert
Reuters
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesians caught launching big, unmanned hot air balloons could face up to two years in jail or a fine of up to $35,000, authorities said, after balloons launched to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month forced pilots to ...

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Indonesia opens hotline in anticipation of another earthquake in Osaka - Jakarta Post

Jakarta Post

Indonesia opens hotline in anticipation of another earthquake in Osaka
Jakarta Post
The Indonesian Consulate General (KJRI) in Osaka has opened an emergency hotline following a 6.1 Richer scale earthquake striking the prefecture on Monday morning. The earthquake occurred at the northern part of Osaka prefecture at a depth of 14 ...

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Pornography charges dropped against Indonesian cleric Rizieq Shihab - ABC News

ABC News

Pornography charges dropped against Indonesian cleric Rizieq Shihab
ABC News
Indonesian police have dropped pornography charges against hardline Indonesian cleric Rizieq Shihab after failing to find the person who uploaded the images. Rizieq, the leader of Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), has been in exile in Saudi ...
Rizieq Shihab to Return to IndonesiaTempo.co

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Addressing Indonesia's green investment gap - Jakarta Post

Jakarta Post

Addressing Indonesia's green investment gap
Jakarta Post
In February, Indonesia issued sovereign green bonds worth US$1.15 billion in the international bond market, the first sovereign bonds issued by an Asian country. Just recently, state-owned infrastructure financing company PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur ...



Indonesia Morning News For June 18 - AEC News Today

AEC News Today

Indonesia Morning News For June 18
AEC News Today
Indonesia Must Diversify Its Staple Food to Ensure Food Security for All: UN Indonesia must implement policies aimed at diversifying its staple foods and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption to ensure the right to food for all, a United Nations ...



Protecting Indonesian Youth From Tobacco - The Wire

The Wire

Protecting Indonesian Youth From Tobacco
The Wire
A fifth of Indonesians between 13 and 15 years of age smoke, the highest rate in the region. The government needs to stop the tobacco industry from wooing young people to avoid the country's future burden from chronic smoking-induced disease. Smoking ...

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EU lifts ban on all Indonesia airlines after safety boost - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net

EU lifts ban on all Indonesia airlines after safety boost
Inquirer.net
The European Union has removed all Indonesian airlines from its safety blacklist in an acknowledgement of their attempts to improve poor safety standards. The bloc banned all Indonesia-based airlines from flying in its airspace in 2007 amid a string of ...