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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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Endangered Javan rhino enjoys a mud bath [Video]

Endangered Javan rhino enjoys a mud bath

A rare Javan rhinoceros has been captured on surveillance camera gleefully rolling around in the khaki, tropical waters of Ujung Kulon National Park, on the westernmost tip of Indonesia's Java island.

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Indonesia bans single-use plastic bags [Video]

Indonesia bans single-use plastic bags

Increased online shopping and takeaway food during the pandemic have added to the mountain of waste in the country.

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Indonesia mulls fate of Rohingya refugees rescued off coast [Video]

Indonesia mulls fate of Rohingya refugees rescued off coast

Government has yet to decide whether they can stay or will be forced back out to sea.

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Indonesia children at risk as COVD-19 disrupts vaccination drives [Video]

Indonesia children at risk as COVD-19 disrupts vaccination drives

Health experts warn efforts to contain pandemic could lead to an increase in preventable but fatal childhood diseases.

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Seven Papuan protesters found guilty of treason in Indonesia [Video]

Seven Papuan protesters found guilty of treason in Indonesia

Light sentences given, but human rights activists say the defendants should never have been arrested in the first place.

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Rain, hail, or shine: Java's intrepid teacher on wheels [Video]

Rain, hail, or shine: Java's intrepid teacher on wheels

When Java's schools were shut down, like many across the world, Henrikus Suroto knew that online classes wouldn't be an option for kids in remote areas. That's when he got on his motorcycle. Libby..

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Anger as seven Papua protesters sentenced in Indonesia [Video]

Anger as seven Papua protesters sentenced in Indonesia

Light sentences given, but human rights activists say the defendants should never have been arrested in the first place.

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Coronavirus: Indonesian patients say stigma difficult to overcome [Video]

Coronavirus: Indonesian patients say stigma difficult to overcome

A former COVID-19 patient shares his three-month recovery journey with Al Jazeera.

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Indonesia: Jakarta is reopening after weeks of lockdown [Video]

Indonesia: Jakarta is reopening after weeks of lockdown

Healthcare workers worry the relaxation of restrictions is too soon for Southeast Asia's largest city.

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'Black Girls Surf' group honors George Floyd [Video]

'Black Girls Surf' group honors George Floyd

From California to Indonesia, Australia and Senegal, black girls and supporters floated on surfboards on Friday to pay tribute to George Floyd, the black man whose death in U.S. police custody has..

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2019 saw drastic decline in tropical rainforest [Video]

2019 saw drastic decline in tropical rainforest

Australia's bushfires, wildfires in the Amazon, logging and farming all made 2019 a year of catastrophic decline in tropical primary rainforest. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Eid in Indonesia: Horse cart business hit hard by pandemic [Video]

Eid in Indonesia: Horse cart business hit hard by pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has stopped the annual homecoming for most workers in Indonesia, and millions are separated from their loved ones.

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Empty middle seat? It depends where you're flying [Video]

Empty middle seat? It depends where you're flying

Airlines face deep confusion over whether middle seats should be left empty, or whether other measures should be taken to keep passengers safe from contagion. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Indonesia gov't urged to step up COVID-19 response [Video]

Indonesia gov't urged to step up COVID-19 response

Health experts are warning that the virus crisis is far from under control - and could worsen unless tougher action is taken.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published
Indonesian fishermen return home after deaths on Chinese ships [Video]

Indonesian fishermen return home after deaths on Chinese ships

The Indonesian government is launching a joint investigation with China, but workers' advocates are sceptical.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published
Masks and no touching: Indonesia aims to keep markets alive [Video]

Masks and no touching: Indonesia aims to keep markets alive

While many shops are forced to shutter in Indonesia as part of the social distancing measures aimed at curbing the spread of new coronavirus, one traditional market in central Java province decided to..

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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

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Malaysia bars citizens from haj pilgrimage on coronavirus fears

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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

Thousands of Indonesian palm oil workers who are in lockdown on plantations due to the coronavirus outbreak will have to stay put for Eid celebrations this weekend, rather than go home to celebrate the..
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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

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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

In Thailand, you cannot have food or water in flight and must wear a mask. In Malaysia and Indonesia, the plane needs to be half-empty. In the United States and Europe, it's not mandatory for airlines..
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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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World backs Aust push for COVID-19 probe

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