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Indonesia: Country in Southeast Asia and Oceania
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Kalimantan), Sulawesi, and New Guinea (Papua). Indonesia is the world's largest island country and the 14th-largest country by land area, at 1,904,569 square kilometres. With over 267 million people, it is the world's 4th-most-populous country as well as the most-populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most-populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population.

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Trying to revive and protect Indonesia's mangroves [Video]

Trying to revive and protect Indonesia's mangroves

Indonesia's extensive mangroves could be one of the cheapest ways of reducing carbon emissions, according to scientists.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published
Lawmakers blame Boeing, FAA for 737 MAX failures [Video]

Lawmakers blame Boeing, FAA for 737 MAX failures

Two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed all 346 passengers and crew aboard were the "horrific culmination" of failures by the planemaker and the Federal Aviation Administration, a U.S. House panel..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:44Published
Indonesian students trade trash to study online [Video]

Indonesian students trade trash to study online

When the coronavirus pandemic forced Indonesian schools to shut, it exposed how millions of households in the Southeast Asian country still had no access to the internet or even a device like a mobile..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published
Indonesia: Lockdowns back in capital as hospitals near capacity [Video]

Indonesia: Lockdowns back in capital as hospitals near capacity

Jakarta reintroduces lockdown to try to reduce strain on its health system as it tries to cope with the coronavirus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published
A river runs through it: 3D art adds some cheer amid virus gloom in Indonesia [Video]

A river runs through it: 3D art adds some cheer amid virus gloom in Indonesia

A 300-metre long 3D artwork adds beauty and serenity to a neighbourhood in Jakarta. The artists from the independent 'Komunitas Perupa Jakarta' were keen to liven the mood during the ongoing..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Indonesia: Chinese vaccine to be tested as COVID-19 cases rise [Video]

Indonesia: Chinese vaccine to be tested as COVID-19 cases rise

Al Jazeera meets the Indonesian sisters taking part in the human trials.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published
Struggling designers find ways to help fight COVID in Indonesia [Video]

Struggling designers find ways to help fight COVID in Indonesia

A challenge turned into fashion - how the coronavirus pandemic provided textile designers with an opportunity to make millions of masks every day.

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Critically endangered slow lorises take final step to freedom [Video]

Critically endangered slow lorises take final step to freedom

After undergoing lengthy rehabilitation at the International Animal Rescuecentre in Indonesia, 10 critically endangered Javan slow lorises have set footin the wild once again. The four males and six..

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Indonesia Sinabung volcano spews new burst of hot ash [Video]

Indonesia Sinabung volcano spews new burst of hot ash

The volcano in North Sumatra province was shooting smoke and ash more than 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) into the air and hot ash clouds travelled one kilometre (0.6 mile) south east, Indonesia’s..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Deadly Mount Sinabung Volcano Spews Hot Ash and Smoke [Video]

Deadly Mount Sinabung Volcano Spews Hot Ash and Smoke

Mount Sinabung spewed volcanic ash during an eruption in western Indonesia on August 23. Report by Shoulderg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:06Published
Google launches Kormo app in India to help people find jobs [Video]

Google launches Kormo app in India to help people find jobs

Tech giant Google has expanded its employment application - Kormo Jobs - to India as it is looking forward for helping millions of Indians to land entry-level jobs. According to Tech Crunch, the..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:10Published
Bornean orangutans rescued from captivity [Video]

Bornean orangutans rescued from captivity

Activists rescued two critically endangered Bornean orangutans from captivity in Indonesia's central Java province earlier this month, conservation group International Animal Rescue (IAR) said in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published
Indonesia marks anniversary of independence proclamation [Video]

Indonesia marks anniversary of independence proclamation

Coronavirus has brought a ban on large gatherings and for many people, what should be a day of cheer has arrived at a time of intense hardship.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published
Indonesian volcano sends up five kilometers of ash [Video]

Indonesian volcano sends up five kilometers of ash

Dramatic footage showed a giant cloud of thick ash rising from the peak of Mount Sinabung, which sits 2,460 meters high in the Karo regency of North Sumatra.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published
Indonesia's Sinabung volcano sends ash spewing into the sky [Video]

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano sends ash spewing into the sky

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on Indonesia’s Sumatra island erupted Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 metres into the sky.View on euronews

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10,000 baby turtles get first taste of the sea [Video]

10,000 baby turtles get first taste of the sea

More than 10,000 baby turtles were released into the sea off the Indonesian island of Bali on Friday, as part of conservationists’ attempts to boost the population of a vulnerable species and promote..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published
Philippines closes in on Indonesia for most SE Asian COVID-19 cases [Video]

Philippines closes in on Indonesia for most SE Asian COVID-19 cases

The Philippines has reported more than 3,200 new coronavirus infections, pushing it close to Indonesia as the worst-hit county in Southeast Asia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published
Indonesian Muslims mask up for Eid [Video]

Indonesian Muslims mask up for Eid

With face masks on and body temperatures checked, hundreds of Muslims streamed into a mosque in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Friday (July 31) to perform morning prayers as the country kicked off..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published
Giant dead whale washes up on Indonesian coast [Video]

Giant dead whale washes up on Indonesian coast

Thousands of people gathered on Na Batu Kepala beach in Indonesia after a 100-tonne blue whale was found dead by a fisherman.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Rajnath Singh holds delegation level talks with his Indonesian counterpart in Delhi [Video]

Rajnath Singh holds delegation level talks with his Indonesian counterpart in Delhi

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held delegation level talks with Indonesian Defence Minister, Prabowo Subianto on July 27. The Chief of Defence Staff, Bipin Rawat, Chief of Indian Army, MM..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:09Published

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Indonesian court finds seven Papuan men guilty of treason

An Indonesian court found seven Papuan men guilty of treason on Wednesday in a high-profile trial closely watched as an indicator of political freedoms in the world's third-largest democracy.
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Indonesia reports 1,031 new coronavirus infections; Southeast Asia's highest case total

Indonesia reported 1,031 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday taking the total to 41,431 and overtaking Singapore with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia.
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Indonesian court expected to give verdict in West Papua treason trial

An Indonesian court is expected to deliver a verdict on Wednesday in a high-profile trial of seven West Papuans accused of treason, in a case that has drawn concern about deteriorating political..
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Escalating intimidation, threats, ahead of high-profile treason verdict, Indonesian rights groups say

Rights groups in Indonesia have complained of escalating intimidation and security threats in the run-up to the verdict in a high-profile treason trial against seven West Papuans that is expected on..
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Malaysia said on Thursday its citizens would be barred from making the haj pilgrimage this year due to concerns over the new coronavirus, following in the steps of neighbouring Indonesia, which is also..
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Indonesia's hundreds of suspected child virus deaths highlight danger

Hundreds of children in Indonesia are believed to have died from COVID-19, giving the Southeast Asian country one of the world's highest rates of child deaths from the novel coronavirus that experts..
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Indonesia coronavirus-related deaths reach 2,000, official says

Indonesia reported 979 new coronavirus infections and 41 new deaths on Thursday, taking the total number of cases to 35,295 and fatalities to 2,000, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.
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Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections

Indonesia reported on Wednesday its biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases for a second successive day, with 1,241 new infections, taking its total to 34,316.
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Indonesia resumes domestic air travel, coronavirus cases jump

Indonesia has resumed domestic flights for all passengers provided airlines operate at 70% capacity and follow strict rules brought into force on Tuesday, when the country announced its biggest daily..
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Indonesia says quake hits south of Buru island, no tsunami risk

An earthquake with a 6.0 magnitude struck south of Buru Island in the Moluccas Islands province in eastern Indonesia, the country's meteorology, climatology and geophysical agency (BMKG) said on..
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Indonesia reports 672 new coronavirus infections, 50 deaths

Indonesia on Sunday reported 672 new coronavirus infections, taking the total to 31,186, said a health ministry official.
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Indonesian group dreams of trash barrier idea going global

Gary Bencheghib grew up on Indonesia's idyllic resort island of Bali and watched as plastic waste clogged up the winding waterways near to his childhood home, or found its way out into the ocean.
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Black Lives Matter rallies Papuan activists in Indonesia

Thousands of miles from the protests that have swept the United States, Black Lives Matter has become a rallying cry for pro-Papuan activists in Indonesia, provoking questions about accusations of..
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Jakarta mosques host Friday prayers for first time in two months

Indonesians in Jakarta returned to mosques on Friday for prayers after the city relaxed rules on attending places of worship as part of a loosening of restrictions in place since late March to contain..
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Indonesia capital tentatively eases some coronavirus restrictions

The governor of Indonesia's capital announced on Thursday the easing of some coronavirus restrictions though he warned that the fight against the outbreak was far from over in Southeast Asia's biggest..
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Amid China tensions, Australia signs comprehensive strategic partnership with India

The new comprehensive strategic partnership is Australia's fourth, following agreements with China, Singapore and Indonesia.
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Indonesian court rules internet curbs in Papua unlawful

An Indonesian court ruled on Wednesday that the government's decision to rein in internet speeds in a bid to contain civil unrest in the country's easternmost region of Papua last year was unlawful.
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Story on Indonesian court order over Papua internet curbs is withdrawn

(The story headlined "Indonesia court orders president to apologize for Papua internet curbs" has been withdrawn. There was no order for such an apology in the court ruling. A new version of the story..
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Indonesia court orders president to apologize for Papua internet curbs

An Indonesian court on Wednesday ordered President Joko Widodo to make an official apology after ruling that his government's decision to rein in internet speeds to contain civil unrest in the Papua..
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Indonesia cancels haj pilgrimage over coronavirus concerns

Indonesia has cancelled the haj pilgrimage this year for people in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation due to concerns over the coronavirus, the religious affairs minister said on Tuesday.
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Court rules 2011 Indonesia live cattle ban invalid

The banning of Australian farmers from exporting live cattle to Indonesia for six months in 2011 was unreasonable and invalid, a court has ruled.
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Coronavirus patients flood hospitals in Indonesia's second-largest city

Hospitals in Indonesia's second largest city of Surabaya have been overwhelmed by a surge of new coronavirus cases, forcing them to turn patients away, the Indonesian Medical Association said on..
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Exclusive: Indonesia, major advocate of hydroxychloroquine, told by WHO to stop using it

The World Health Organization has urged Indonesia, one of the world's biggest advocates of two malaria drugs to treat the coronavirus, to suspend such treatment over safety concerns, a source familiar..
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Soldiers, police enforce Indonesia's 'new normal' coronavirus restrictions

Indonesia's military ordered the deployment of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police on Monday to enforce rules on wearing masks and safe distancing after reports of people in the world's..
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Volunteer army in Indonesia helps fight coronavirus with data, web

As Indonesia's most populous province weighed tough movement restrictions to stop the new coronavirus, it turned to a loosely-knit volunteer group of data scientists and health experts.
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For world's largest Muslim country, a virus-disrupted and bittersweet Eid

For Indonesia's 225 million Muslims, celebrating Eid al-Fitr this year, the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, is bittersweet.
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Isolating Indonesia palm workers to spend Eid holiday on plantation

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As big cats go hungry, Indonesia zoo considers 'worst-case' deer cull

A zoo in Indonesia may slaughter some of its animals to feed others, such as a Sumatran tiger and a Javan leopard, if it runs out of food in coming months after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to..
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Indonesia's COVID-19 battle faces crucial test over Eid holiday

Thousands of Indonesians made a late dash to leave Jakarta for their hometowns this week, even as authorities sought to stem the traditional mass exodus at the end of the Muslim fasting month to limit..
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Indonesia's capital extends coronavirus measures until June 4

Indonesia's capital city Jakarta on Tuesday extended its large-scale social curbs until June 4, maintaining restrictions that limited public transportation and gatherings in a bid to contain the spread..
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Empty middle seat? Depends on which country you are flying in

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#IndonesiaWhatever: Indonesians vent online over virus response

A flood of criticism of the Indonesian government's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the behaviour of many Indonesians has appeared on social media under a hashtag that translates as..
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Coalition of 62 countries back Australia's push for coronavirus pandemic probe

India, Japan, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia, Russia, and all 27 EU member states are backing Australia's push for a probe into the COVID-19 pandemic.
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