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No Toilet, No Clean Water: Sanitation Challenges In Flores's Interior

At a time when the government is actively pushing for more equal development in all of Indonesia's provinces, in some remoter areas in the archipelago many still struggle to even get access to clean water and good sanitation.

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TNI And KPK Announce Three Graft Suspects In Presidential Chopper Scandal

Indonesia's military and anti-corruption agency have identified three suspects in a corruption investigation into the controversial purchase of an AgustaWestland's helicopter, the military chief said on Friday (26/05).

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North Korea Leader Kim Supervises Missile Test Of New Guidance System: KCNA

Pic: ReutersNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North's official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

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Philippines' Duterte Pushes Tax Reform To Fund Infrastructure

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MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress on Monday to fast track a tax reform bill needed to raise funds that will soothe investors concerns over delays to a planned $180 billion (140.16 billion pounds) infrastructure programme.

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Venezuela Opposition Leaders Wounded In Anti-Government March

Pic: ReutersTwo Venezuelan opposition leaders were wounded on Monday by security forces dispersing protests in the capital Caracas against President Nicolas Maduro, according to one of the leaders and an opposition legislator.

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11 Indonesian Citizens Among Waves of Evacuees From Marawi City

The Indonesian government is working to repatriate 11 of its citizens who have fled from Marawi City in the Philippines, where fighting between pro-Islamic State militants and the Philippine Army has reached a fever pitch, state-run news agency Antara reported on Monday (29/05).

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Indonesia Must Revise Antiterrorism Law, Early Action Necessary: Top Spook

State Intelligence Agency chief Budi Gunawan said that revisions to the 2003 Antiterrorism Law can no longer be delayed, as they will authorize law enforcers to apply preventive measures in fighting terrorism, Beritasatu reported on Sunday (28/05).

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Miranda Marries Billionaire Snapchat Founder Evan Spiegel In Small But Lavish Event

Miranda Kerr has married billionaire social media mogul Evan Spiegel in a ‘small but lavish’ ceremony, it was reported yesterday.

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Justin Bieber Heads Out In The Hamptons With Patrick Schwarzenegger And His Gal Pal

He has not had the best track record in the playground of Manhattan's elite but on the destination's biggest weekend of the year, he was not about to miss it.

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Indonesia Names Islamist Leader A Suspect In Pornography Case

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JAKARTA: Indonesian police on Monday named an Islamist leader as a suspect in the exchange of pornographic messages and photos, a new legal threat to a cleric who helped organise mass Muslim rallies against Jakarta's former Christian governor.

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