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Agustinus Beo Da Costa

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13 Mar 2019 | 2:19 PM

Wife, son of suspected Indonesian militant blow themselves up - police

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The wife and son of a suspected militant Islamist blew themselves up in their home on the Indonesian island of Sumatra early on Wednesday after hours of tense negotiations with counter-terrorism officers, authorities said.

13 Mar 2019 | 12:08 PM

In Indonesia, Facebook and Twitter are ‘buzzer’ battlegrounds as elections loom

Almost every day, "Janda", a self-described Indonesian housewife with 2,000 Twitter followers, dispenses lifestyle tips, complains about city life, and praises how the government of President Joko Widodo has improved her life as a young mother.

Widodo (left) shaking hands with Subianto in Jakarta, Indonesia. "Buzzer" teams, named for the social media buzz such groups aim to create, have sprung up in Indonesia ahead of the presidential election next month in the world's third-largest democracy. — Reuters
13 Mar 2019 | 12:01 PM

In Indonesia, Facebook and Twitter are 'buzzer' battlegrounds as elections loom

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Almost every day, "Janda", a self-described Indonesian housewife with 2,000 Twitter followers, dispenses lifestyle tips, complains about city life, and praises how the government of President Joko Widodo has improved her life as a young mother.

12 Mar 2019 | 5:31 PM

Indonesians get first chance to ride subway in traffic-clogged capital

Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, held on March 12 the first public trial run of its US$3bil mass rapid transit (MRT) system aimed at improving transport conditions in a city suffering some of the worst traffic jams in the world.

12 Mar 2019 | 4:37 PM

Indonesians get first chance to ride subway in traffic-clogged capital

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, held on Tuesday the first public trial run of its $3 billion mass rapid transit (MRT) system aimed at improving transport conditions in a city suffering some of the worst traffic jams in the world.

27 Feb 2019 | 2:23 PM

Indonesia says scores missing after illegal gold mine collapses

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian officials said on Wednesday dozens of rescuers were using spades and ropes to dig out around 45 people who were feared buried by the collapse of an illegal gold mine on the island of Sulawesi that killed at least one person.

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13 Dec 2018 | 7:20 PM

Court ruling brings Indonesia closer to ending child marriage - campaigners

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian groups pushing for an increase in the minimum age for girls to marry, from 16, said on Thursday it was encouraged by a Constitutional Court order that legislators should work on a change.

13 Dec 2018 | 6:57 PM

Lion Air crash victims' families rally as hunt for wreckage steps up

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Families of some of the 189 people killed in a Lion Air plane crash held a protest rally in Indonesia on Thursday, while stalled efforts to bring the main wreckage to the surface and find the second black box are set to resume next week.

12 Nov 2018 | 10:56 PM

Indonesia urges more training for pilots after Lion Air crash

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian investigators said on Monday more training was needed for Boeing 737 MAX pilots after discovering the situation believed to have faced the crew of a doomed Lion Air jet was not contained in the aircraft's flight manual.

3 Nov 2018 | 3:11 PM

Senior Indonesian rescue diver dies in jet crash search

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian rescue diver died in the search for a passenger jet that crashed early this week near Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board, the search and rescue agency (Basarnas) said on Saturday.

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