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Yudhoyno Urges UN Protection for Domestic Workers

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on member states of the U.N. labor agency to support a draft treaty that offers worldwide protection to domestic workers. Mr. Yudhoyono said Tuesday the document will provide guidance to governments on how to ensure the rights of domestic workers. He was speaking at the International Labor Organization’s […]

Asian Leaders Urged to Do More to Reduce Poverty

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Economic Forum on East Asia ended Monday with a call on Asian countries to lead the world in reducing poverty. More than 500 leaders of government, business and civil society attended the two-day event, held for the first time in Indonesia. Rajat Nag, managing director general of the Asian Development Bank, noted that […]

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Asian Leaders Urged to Do More to Ease Poverty

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Asian countries are being urged to do more and pay more to help end extreme poverty in the world. That was the message emerging Monday from a panel discussion at the closing session of the World Economic Forum on East Asia. More than 500 leaders of government, business and civil society attended the two-day event, […]

Indonesian Police Nab 14 in Suspected Terror Plot

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Police say they have arrested 14 people from across Indonesia who are suspected in a plot to insert cyanide into food and water at police canteens. A spokesman said Monday the suspects were rounded up in a four-day operation that ended Sunday. He said the group previously killed two policemen who were guarding a bank […]

Indonesia’s President Warns of Rising Asian Needs

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on Asian political and business leaders to make efforts to meet the region’s rising need for food, energy and water. President Yudhoyono made his appeal in his opening address to the World Economic Forum Sunday in Jakarta. He said Asia has the potential to help the world achieve […]

Indonesian Court Jails 17 in Religious Rampage

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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An Indonesian court has jailed 17 Muslim men for up to five months for a rampage in which two Christian churches were burned and a third heavily damaged to protest what rioters said was a lenient jail sentence for a man accused of insulting Islam. The defendants were part of a crowd estimated at more […]

Australia Halts Most Live Cattle Shipments to Indonesia

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Australia has expanded a ban on cattle shipments to Indonesia, after a television expose showed images of Indonesian slaughterhouse practices that shocked Australian viewers. The move, announced late Tuesday, extends a temporary ban on that cattle trade from 11 Indonesian abattoirs to all 770 slaughterhouses in the country. The ban is expected to last up […]

27 Bodies Recovered After Indonesian Passenger Ferry Sinks

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesian authorities say rescuers have recovered 27 bodies after a passenger ferry capsized in the waters off Borneo Island. Officials said Tuesday that 73 people have been rescued from the vessel, which sank Monday near Borneo’s South Kalimantan province. More than 100 people were aboard, at least five of whom have been listed as missing. […]

Australia Halts Most Live Cattle Shipments to Indonesia

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Australia has expanded a ban on to cattle shipments to Indonesia, after a television expose showed images of Indonesian slaughterhouse practices that shocked Australian viewers. The move, announced late Tuesday, extends a temporary ban on that cattle trade from 11 Indonesian abattoirs to all but five of the country’s 770 jurisdictions. The ban is expected […]

Indonesian Passenger Ferry Sinks, Killing at Least 25 People

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian authorities say at least 25 people are dead after a passenger ship capsized in the waters off Borneo Island. A local rescue agency official said a search and rescue team recovered seven bodies Tuesday and continued to look for a handful of passengers who were still missing. The official said the vessel sank Monday […]

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