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Jakarta governor sworn in amid calls from hardliners for 'Islamic lifestyle'

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JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo swore in a former education minister as Jakarta's governor on Monday, months after an election that opened up religious and ethnic divisions in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country.

Jakarta governor sworn in amid calls from hardliners for "Islamic lifestyle" 16 Oct 2017

JAKARTA, Oct 16 Indonesian President Joko Widodo swore in a former education minister as Jakarta's governor on Monday, months after an election that opened up religious and ethnic divisions in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country.

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Indonesian fans mourn death of keeper in collision with team mate 16 Oct 2017

JAKARTA Indonesian soccer fans are mourning the death of Choirul Huda, the long-term goalkeeper and captain of top flight side Lamongan FC, usually known as Persela, following a collision with a team mate during a weekend match at their stadium in East Java.

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Cheaper rivals target Singapore's aviation maintenance sector 16 Oct 2017

JAKARTA/BANGKOK Singapore, the dominant hub for aircraft maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) in southeast Asia, the world's fastest-growing aviation market, is under threat from low-cost rivals in nearby Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.

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Indonesia considers ban on 'destructive' LGBT-related TV content 16 Oct 2017

JAKARTA Days after a long-running Indonesian television comedy aired last month, its producers got a letter from the broadcast commission warning that a male character in the show was "dressed and behaving like a woman" and could violate broadcasting standards.

Soccer-Indonesian fans mourn death of keeper in collision with team mate 16 Oct 2017

JAKARTA, Oct 16 Indonesian soccer fans are mourning the death of Choirul Huda, the long-term goalkeeper and captain of top flight side Lamongan FC, usually known as Persela, following a collision with a team mate during a weekend match at their stadium in East Java.

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U.N. condemns anti-gay crackdowns in Egypt, Azerbaijan, Indonesia 13 Oct 2017

GENEVA Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia have all unjustly arrested dozens of people during anti-gay crackdowns in recent weeks, subjecting many to mistreatment in custody, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

No new coal power stations in Java, Indonesia energy minister says 12 Oct 2017

JAKARTA, Oct 12 Indonesia will not approve any new coal-fired power stations on the heavily-populated island of Java as the country strives to reach its renewable energy development targets, the energy minister said on Thursday.

Indonesia's drive to reduce oil imports a boon for producers: GSS Energy 12 Oct 2017

SINGAPORE The appeal of Indonesia's oil and gas sector is improving for some independent producers as the resource-rich nation scrambles to reduce its dependence on imports and fill a gap left by the exit of some producers, the head of GSS Energy told Reuters.

REUTERS SUMMIT-Indonesia's drive to reduce oil imports a boon for producers - GSS Energy 12 Oct 2017

* For other news from Reuters Global Commodities Summit, click on http://www.reuters.com/summit/COMMODITIES17

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North Korea warns states - Don't join any U.S. action and you're safe

UNITED NATIONS North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation.