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Facebook used to kidnap, traffic Indonesian girls


When a 14-year-old girl received a Facebook friend request from an older man she didn't know, she accepted it out of curiosity. It's a click she will forever regret, leading to a brutal story that has

Indonesian air force plane crashes in capital

An Indonesia air force plane has crashed into a housing complex in the capital and houses were reportedly burning.

Alwi, an official at the East Jakarta Fire Brigade said the Fokker 27 turboprop airc

5.9-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia’s Java

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's most-populated island on Monday, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Missing Russian jet found in Indonesia


A Russian Sukhoi jet that went missing in Indonesia with about 50 people on board was located on Thursday, a day after it disappeared, a military official said.

"The Super Puma (helicopter) we deplo

Indonesian terrorist breaks into tears, asking forgiveness for wrongdoings


An Indonesian terrorist who was involved in Bali bombing in 2002 that killed more than 200 foreigners and local people broke into tears on Monday to convey his sorry, asking for forgiveness from famil

Barack Obama's transgender ex-nanny outcast

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Once, long ago, Evie looked after ‘Barry’ Obama, the kid who would grow up to become the world's most powerful man. Now, his transgender former nanny has given up her tight, flowery dresses, her broca

Indonesian women get husbands' pay to stop affairs

Thousands of male Indonesian civil servants had their monthly pay transferred to their wives' bank accounts this week in a bid by a local government to stop men having affairs.

The Gorontalo administ

Bali bomb made using rice ladle


An Indonesian terrorism suspect known as ‘Demolition Man’ for his expertise with explosives told interrogators he used common household items, including a rice ladle and a kitchen scale, to build a ma

Indonesians have new symbol for injustice: sandals

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Indonesians have found a new symbol for their growing frustration at uneven justice in this young, democratic nation: cheap, worn-out flip-flops.

They have been dropping them off at police stations t

Indonesia girl reunited with family after 2004 tsunami


An Indonesian girl separated from her family during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has been reunited with her relatives after seven years living as a street child, her parents said on Friday.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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