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British Banker Pleads Not Guilty After Filming Rape, Torture, Murder of Indonesian Women

After British banker Rurik Jutting filmed the rape, torture and murder of two Indonesian women in 2014, he pled not guilty on Monday, October 24, 2016.

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Dutch Tourist Dies After Getting Hit By Train in Yogyakarta

A 23-year-old Dutch tourist died after stepping in front of a train at the station in Lempuyangan, Yogyakarta.

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Chinese Nationals Nabbed for Illegal Abortion Activities

Two Chinese nationals suspected of performing illegal abortions were recently arrested by Jakarta immigration officers.

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Bridge Collapse in Bali Kills 9, Injures More than 30

The Yellow Bridge in Klungkung, Bali collapsed at 6:30 pm local time on October 16, killing nine people, including three young children, and injuring more than 30.

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Islamic Defenders Front Takes to Streets in Jakarta, Accuse Governor of Blasphemy

Thousands of activists from the hardline group Islamic Defenders Front protest in front of City Hall to indict Jakarta’s governor Ahok of “blasphemous” words and...

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Pizza Hut, Marugame Udon Accused of Mouldy Malpractice (UPDATE: Director Responds)

Pizza Hut and other mainstream restaurant chains have been accused of illegally extending expiration dates on their ingredients in Indonesia. While Pizza Hut is not a...

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Dead Infant Found in Airplane Toilet at Soekarno-Hatta

Airline personnel found the body of a dead infant inside one of the lavatories on board Qatar Airways flight 956 in Jakarta.

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Hospital Holds Baby Hostage for Unpaid Bill

The parents of the newborn baby are stuck in limbo at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital for an unpaid bill of nearly US$4,000. The pair have appealed to the public and media...

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Police Chief Orders Shooting of Thieves “On Sight”

Chief of Central Java Police General Condro Kirono has ordered his officers to shoot thieves “on sight” as part of a resolution to curb the rising number of robbery...

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Gang Leader Gets Death Penalty for Teen’s Rape and Murder

Zainal, the leader of the group of boys who brutally raped and murdered a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Sumatra, was sentenced to the death penalty by an Indonesian court on...

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Passenger Grabs Wheel from Sleepy GrabCar Driver

GrabCar is investigating a claim from one Indonesian user who says he had to grab the steering wheel of the vehicle after noticing the driver was falling asleep.

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Foreign Investors Struggle with Indonesia’s Economic Policies

Foreign investors are reportedly dissatisfied with the Indonesian government’s efforts to facilitate international business opportunities. Earlier this week, the...

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Tax Amnesty Has Indonesia Polarized

Public criticism is building up for Indonesia's tax amnesty programme. Activists claim it is more advantageous for the wealthy elite than the middle-class.

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Bali to Become the Next Big Culinary Capital

The government is pushing for Bali to be the country’s gastronomy capital. Jakarta has carried out campaigns to raise awareness on the origins of Balinese cuisine and...

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