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Reynhard Sinaga: Father of rapist says ‘punishment fits his crimes’

Media captionWho is Reynhard Sinaga? The BBC’s Judith Moritz reports on the case The father of Reynhard Sinaga, the worst rapist in British legal history, has said his son’s punishment “fits his crimes” after he was jailed for life. Sinaga, a 36-year-old PhD student from Indonesia, was found guilty of …

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Commentary: How melting glaciers affect Indonesia – it’s not just rising sea levels

JAKARTA: Scientists, politicians and the people of Iceland recently placed a plaque mourning the loss of Okjokull glacier. Okjokull is no longer a living glacier because there has been insufficient ice build-up over the years to expand its glacial mass.  Advertisement Advertisement The plaque acknowledges what is happening and what …

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2 Indonesian islands vanish due to rising sea levels

Two islands in South Sumatra have vanished while four more islands are already on the brink of disappearing as a result of rising sea levels according to the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi). Betet Island and Gundul Island have submerged due to climate change and are sitting one metre …

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Will Indonesia’s new capital just move the problem to the jungle?

Image copyright Wwf Image caption East Kalimantan is home to orang-utans and lush rainforests After years of speculation and debate, Indonesia announced last week that it will be moving its capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan, nearly 1,300km (800 miles) away. Jakarta has become crowded and polluted and is sinking …

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No coronavirus cases detected in Indonesia so far, despite tests on nine people: Official

JAKARTA – Despite having tested a number of people with flu-like symptoms similar to the Wuhan coronavirus, there has not been any case confirmed in Indonesia, a health official said on Sunday (Jan 26). At least nine people have been isolated or examined for the possibility of the virus infection …

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9 killed, 1 missing in Indonesia bridge collapse

Nine people drowned and another was missing after a bridge collapsed on Indonesia‘s Sumatra island, the disaster agency said Monday. Some 30 people, mostly students, were on the bridge Sunday afternoon in the town of Kaur when the newly built crossing suddenly collapsed, hurtling some teens into the water below …

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Indonesia’s Latest Natuna Islands Spat With China Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Southeast Asia

Advertisement For the final weeks of 2019 and into the new year, China and Indonesia have been facing off over the sovereignty of waters around Jakarta’s Riau Islands, in the South China Sea. Jakarta’s exclusive economic zone, a 200-nautical-mile zone within its afforded special rights to exploit marine resources, overlaps with China’s …

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No, this video shows a market selling wild animals in Indonesia’s Sulawesi island

A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook that claim it shows a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where a new coronavirus strain emerged. The claim is false; the video shows a market in Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. The four-minute, 41-second video was published in this …

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