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Indonesians arrested for shooting an orangutan some 130 times

Jakarta, Feb 19, 2018 (AFP) -Four Indonesian men have been arrested over the killing of an orangutan shot some 130 times with an air rifle, police said Monday, in the latest fatal attack on a critically endangered species. The suspects, farmers from the island of Borneo, admitted killing the animal, …

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Indonesia church attacker wanted to join IS in Syria

JAKARTA, Feb 12, (Agencies): The Indonesian who attacked a church congregation with a sword during Sunday Mass is a radical Islamist who had wanted to fight with the Islamic State group in Syria, police said Monday. A r o u n d 100 people were attending the service at a …

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Basuki found guilty of blasphemy – Jakarta’s governor jailed

JAKARTA, May 9, (Agencies): Jakarta’s Christian governor was jailed for two years Tuesday after being found guilty of blasphemy, in a shock decision that has stoked concerns over rising religious intolerance in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. Islamic hardliners outside the Jakarta court shouted “God is greatest!” as news …

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Indonesia police say Christmas bomb plot foiled, three killed

Jakarta, Dec 21, 2016 (AFP) -Indonesian police have foiled plans for a Christmas suicide bombing after killing three suspected militants Wednesday and discovering a cache of bombs, authorities said. A firefight erupted at a house in South Tangerang 25 kilometres (15 miles) outside the capital Jakarta, with police saying the …

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Indonesia police: 2-year-old girl dies in attack on church

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Monday that one of four young children injured by an Islamic militant’s attack at a church on the island of Borneo has died. East Kalimantan police spokesman Fajar Setiawan said 2-year-old Ade Intan Marbun died from complications after suffering burns to more than …

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18 dead, 36 missing in Indonesian boat accident: police

Batam, Indonesia, Nov 2, 2016 (AFP) -At least 18 people are dead and dozens missing after a boat carrying nearly 100 suspected migrant workers capsized and sunk in Indonesian waters, police said Wednesday. The speedboat was ferrying 93 passengers from Malaysia to Batam, an Indonesian island just south of Singapore, …

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Indonesian militant inspired by Islamic State had weapons, ammunition

JAKARTA, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities on Friday said an Islamic State-inspired militant who injured three police officers this week on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, had prepared several pipe bombs and owned live ammunition and weapons. Thursday’s attack was the latest in a series of incidents linked …

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Indonesian faces six years in jail over porn billboard

Jakarta, Oct 5, 2016 (AFP) -An Indonesian man arrested for hacking into an electronic billboard and streaming a porn film during Jakarta rush hour could face up to six years in jail, police said Wednesday. The Japanese film “Watch Tokyo Hot” was broadcast for 10 minutes on the advertising screen …

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Indonesia extradites alleged people smuggler to Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Iranian national extradited from Indonesia was to appear in a Sydney court on Thursday charged with people smuggling offenses, the government said. Mohammad Naghi Karimi Azar on Wednesday became the eighth alleged people smuggler to be extradited from Indonesia to Australia since 2008, a government …

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