Indonesia

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Sea ‘a graveyard’ as number of Rohingya fleeing Bangladesh by boat soars
UN figures show number of those attempting to escape horrendous conditions in refugee camps increased from 700 in 2021 to over 3,500 in 2022

Kaamil Ahmed

18, Jan, 2023 @2:43 PM

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Children hurt eating liquid nitrogen ‘dragon’s breath’ snack in Indonesian Tiktok trend
Health minister warns of dangers of street snack after children suffer stomach burns and food poisoning from chiki ngebul, a candy doused with liquid nitrogen

Rebecca Root

17, Jan, 2023 @2:13 AM

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‘Truth is one of our rights’: victims of Indonesia’s bloody past want more than regret from their president
After Joko Widodo acknowledged the mass killings of 1965-66, victims say compensation is the next step

Rebecca Root in Bangkok

13, Jan, 2023 @4:25 AM

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‘Billionaire biffo’ shines light on hugely ambitious $30bn Sun Cable solar project
The row between Mike Cannon-Brookes and Andrew Forrest reveals the technical, economic and even geopolitical hurdles to completion

Peter Hannam

12, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Rohingya refugees bet lives on boat crossings despite rising death toll
Woman recounts suffering on perilous journeys taken to escape oppression in Myanmar and squalid Bangladesh camps

Shaikh Azizur Rahman and Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok

08, Jan, 2023 @9:54 AM

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Jetstar flight to Bali forced to make U-turn after last-minute plane swap ‘miscommunication’
The Boeing 787 was more than four hours into the flight when it was denied permission to land and forced to return to Melbourne

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

28, Dec, 2022 @4:40 AM

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About 180 Rohingya refugees feared dead after boat goes missing
Contact lost for weeks with vessel that left camps in Bangladesh and was crossing Andaman Sea bound for Malaysia

Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Shaikh Azizur Rahman

27, Dec, 2022 @5:44 AM

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‘It’s absurd’: Indonesians react to new law outlawing sex outside marriage
Six people in Indonesia share their views on the controversial legislation and what it means for them

Jedidajah Otte

09, Dec, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Bali bomb maker Umar Patek released from Indonesian prison
Patek was jailed 10 years ago over role in 2002 attacks, which killed more than 200 people

Staff and agencies in Jakarta

08, Dec, 2022 @3:47 AM

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Indonesian fisheries official criticises plan to auction pristine 100-island archipelago
Conservationists have already raised concerns about Thursday’s auction at Sotheby’s of development rights to coral atoll network

Lorcan Lovett

08, Dec, 2022 @2:31 AM

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Dfat updates travel advice for Indonesia: how will Australian tourists be affected by laws banning sex outside marriage?
Planning a Bali holiday? Here’s what we know about the new laws and what they mean for travellers and the LGBTQI+ community

Jordyn Beazley

08, Dec, 2022 @1:47 AM

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‘A little nerve-racking’: worry and scepticism in Bali over ban on sex outside marriage
Residents voice concerns over whether changes to Indonesia’s criminal code will hit the island’s vital tourism sector

Tamara Davison in Bali

08, Dec, 2022 @1:27 AM

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