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Rape, abuses in Indonesian palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands

November 18, 2020 8:36 pm

The Associated Press conducted the first comprehensive investigation focusing on the brutal treatment of women in the production of palm oil, including the hidden scourge of sexual abuse, ranging from verbal harassment and threats to rape.

Indonesia sees first recession in over two decades as coronavirus hits

November 05, 2020 11:15 am

Gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 3.49% on an annual basis in the July-September period, data from the statistics bureau showed, slightly more than the 3% contraction expected in a Reuters poll. The economy contracted 5.32% year-on-year in the second quarter.

With eye on China, Japan's Suga seeks tighter ties with Vietnam, Indonesia

October 16, 2020 10:22 am

Japan must balance its deep economic ties with China with security concerns, including Beijing's push to assert claims over disputed East China Sea isles. Abe oversaw an improvement in ties but some ruling party MPs want a tougher stance.

Singapore and Indonesia agree to resume business and official travel

October 12, 2020 8:30 am

Those who meet the requirements for the arrangement will be subject to pre and post-travel swab tests, the foreign ministries of the neighbouring countries said in a joint statement on Monday.

Protests against new labour law turn violent across Indonesia

October 09, 2020 9:10 am

Police fired tear gas at the protesters from several high schools and universities as they tried to approach the palace compound, turning roads into a smoke-filled battleground. The protesters hurled rocks and bottles.

Indonesia: Thousands protest against labour reforms

October 08, 2020 5:54 pm

At least 600 people have been arrested in clashes with the police. Protesters said the new law undermines job security as well as environmental regulations. The government considers it a necessary step to encourage investment in the faltering economy.

Indonesia’s Jokowi calls for balance between lockdown, economy

October 04, 2020 1:38 pm

The new policy should be more targeted and specific than current large-scale social restrictions, the president said in a statement streamed by his office on YouTube, without providing details of the plan.

Anti-maskers made to dig graves for coronavirus victims in Indonesia

September 16, 2020 1:37 pm

The eight people who were penalised for not wearing masks did not touch the bodies or participate in any of the ceremonies involved in burying the deceased. The bodies were buried by local authorities clad in protective equipment

In Indonesia, shock coffin tactics nail coronavirus risks

September 04, 2020 3:49 pm

As Indonesia struggles to contain a surge in coronavirus cases, authorities are trying shock tactics to catch the public's attention and drive home crucial health messages in a country that has the highest virus death toll in Southeast Asia.

How mosquitoes stopped mosquitoes from spreading dengue in an Indonesian city

August 29, 2020 8:50 am

Scientists infected female mosquitoes with bacteria and released them; two years later, dengue incidence reduced by 77%. How did this strategy work? Can it help fight mosquito-borne diseases on a larger scale?

INDONESIA PHOTOS

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews ash 5,000 metres high into sky

August 11, 2020 2:55 pm

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on Indonesia's Sumatra island erupted on Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) into the sky.

Voting closes in Indonesia's giant one-day election

April 17, 2019 1:31 pm

President Joko Widodo, a former furniture salesman who launched his political career as a small-city mayor, is standing for re-election in a contest with ex-general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in 2014.

Tsunami hits without warning in Indonesia, death toll crosses 400

December 26, 2018 8:41 am

Indonesia, a vast archipelago of more than 17,000 islands and home to 260 million people, lies along the "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

Indonesia plane crash search finds remains, debris at sea

October 30, 2018 8:14 am

More than 24 hours after the crash, rescue operations are still underway in Indonesia. Relatives and friends wept, prayed and hugged each other as they waited at Jakarta's airport and at Pangkal Pinang's airport on Bangka island off Sumatra where the flight was headed.

Indonesia: Earthquake triggered-tsunami claims more than 800 lives, leaves trail of destruction

October 01, 2018 12:15 pm

A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter-tall (10-foot-tall) tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities.

Earthquake puts life on hold in damaged Indonesia's Lombok island

August 09, 2018 12:03 pm

Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake that killed more than 130 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble.

More than 90 killed after powerful earthquake strikes Indonesia's Lombok island

August 06, 2018 10:13 am

At least 82 people were killed when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Sunday, triggering widespread panic as thousands fled their homes for emergency shelters as buildings collapsed.

On Valentines Day, Indonesia calls on Muslims to avoid celebrations

February 14, 2016 1:10 pm

Dozens of students staged the protest calling on Muslims to avoid the celebration of the western holiday, saying that it's against Islamic teachings and could lead to forbidden sexual relations.

Jakarta attacks leave at least 17 dead

January 14, 2016 2:06 pm

Jakarta terror attacks: Army deployed after serial blasts outside Sarinah mall, in Indonesia's capital.

Indonesia plane crash: Relatives mourn the dead as plane crash wreckage found with no survivors

August 18, 2015 1:55 pm

The Indonesian passenger plane that went missing two days ago was destroyed when it slammed into a mountain, killing all people on board, the country's top rescue official said.

INDONESIA VIDEOS

Indonesia Jet Crash: Rescue official believes 'no one survived'

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Lion Air Flight 610, which was carrying 189 people, crashed into the Java Sea near Indonesia shortly after taking off from Jakarta on Monday. The pilot was Bhavye Suneja, an Indian from New Delhi.

Searching for the dead after a tsunami | NYT Dispatches

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Thousands are still missing in Indonesia after the tsunami. The formal search for bodies is about to end. The New York Times met with survivors who said their only hope no was to retrieve and bury the dead before it’s too late.

Indonesia to resume buying Iranian oil

February 26, 2016 12:50 pm

Tourists enjoy traditional, ecological tastes in Japan

February 09, 2016 9:04 am

Kanagawa / Yokohama, Feb 09 (ANI): Several hot-spots are located in Japan that treat guests with their traditional way-of-life. Hakone-Yumoto is known for its hot spring water, bathing areas and accommodation. Ichinoyu, is one of the historical Ryokan, founded in 1630 as a pioneer in Hakone, and still attracts many travelers from all over Japan and the world. Located to the south of Tokyo, the Yokohama Zoological Gardens, "Zoorasia" is one of Japan's newest and largest zoo. This modern, animal-friendly zoo shows off its residents in spacious habitats that mimic their natural environments collectively, that is not usually seen in other zoos in Japan. Zoorasia also includes a research institution - Yokohama City Breeding Center, which was founded for the purpose of researching wildlife and contributing to the preservation of rare species. The Yokohama Zoological Gardens have been jointly working with the Republic of Indonesia and the Bali Barat National Park for raising "Bali Myna", an extremely rare bird endemic to Bali, Indonesia.

Japanese carmaker Nissan showcases future technology

January 21, 2016 3:32 pm

Yokohama/Los Angles, Jan 21 (ANI): Japanese carmaker Nissan recently invited 59 journalists, bloggers and car club members from six countries in Asia and Oceania. As part of the Nissan 360 Asia and Oceania event, the guests visited the global headquarters of Nissan in Yokohama city. Participants from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia joined together to experience what Nissan is all about. Starting from the Nismo Festival held at Fuji racetrack, where 35,000 Nissan race fans congregated at the foot of Mt Fuji. Nissan 360 event is aimed for the participants to get know and experience a wide perspective about the Nissan brand. The event's theme is "Discover Nissan" - Guests experienced firsthand new and future product and technology through the six-day-long program. Participants experienced Nissan heritage tours at the memorial cabinet in Japan's Zama city. The Nissan 360 event program has been designed to understand Nissan from all destinations - its past, present and future. Participants also received the state-of-the-art technology introduction in Nissan Advanced Technology Development Center. The test ride was the showcase of Nissan's latest and greatest vehicles for both road and track use as well as concept models that will soon hit the roads. The Nissan 360 event has received a very favorable reception from the participants. Nissan will to continue the event to communicate and promote to the motor fans.

Indonesian President condemns Jakarta terror attack

January 14, 2016 10:17 am

Jakarta, Jan 14 (ANI): Following a series of explosions and gunfire in Jakarta on Thursday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged the people to remain calm. Four suspected attackers were found dead. The area has now been secured by the police.

Technology makes life easier and convenient

January 06, 2016 12:26 pm

Jakarta/Tokyo, Jan 6 (ANI): Japanese leading info-communications technology provider company, NEC, provides smart payment system at a shopping mall in Indonesia. NEC's cloud based e-money solutions provides easy and smart shopping experience to the visitors at the food court. NEC also provides integrated solutions for shopping mall management and marketing such as a visitor's trend analysis. The passer counting system visualises the movement of the guests and crowed areas. The CCTV captures customers images at every each gates, and monitored at central security control. AEON mall has decided to open 3 malls and planning 20 malls, aiming the continuous growth of retails in Indonesia. In Japan, the agriculture sector is facing labour power and is compelled to transform to modern agriculture. Farm tractor's big company YANMAR has developed robot tractor. It is named ROBOTORA. It enabled driverless operation utilising GPS. ROBOTORA is operated by accompanying tractor. In accompanying tractor operator controls ROBOTORA by tablet device. Cultivation is undertaken by both tractors. It enables double productive effect. One worker operates two tractors. It cultivates double ridges in the field. ROBOTORA is expected to compensate lack of labour power of agriculture. ROBOTORA is under experiment of practical use. It is paid attention from all farmers in Japan. Applying Robot technology to agricultural field is also undertaken by cooperation between administration and private sector. Utsunomiya University developed strawberry picking robot 10 years ago. Afterward it is improved to harvesting strawberry robot. It differentiates the bad or good crop and also packs strawberries. To execute stable recognition of colour this robot is equipping function to set appropriate colour. The use of robots will transform the farming sector in the world.