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Suspected suicide bombers kill three police officers, wound 10 in Jakarta

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JAKARTA Two suspected suicide bombers killed three Indonesian police officers and injured 10 people on Wednesday night in twin blasts near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital, police said.

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Indonesian president threatens to 'clobber' those who threaten pluralism 24 May 2017

JAKARTA President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday that authorities would "clobber" any group threatening to destroy Indonesia's tradition of pluralism and moderate Islam, and called for unity ahead of presidential elections in 2019.

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New police taskforce to target Indonesian gays 24 May 2017

JAKARTA Police in Indonesia's most populous province plan to deploy a taskforce to investigate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activity, a move likely to fuel concerns of a widening crackdown on the community in the Muslim-majority country.

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Two men publicly caned in Indonesia for having gay sex 24 May 2017

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia Religious police in Indonesia caned two men for gay sex on Tuesday, with hooded men inflicting 82 lashes on each of them as hundreds of people watched the punishment ordered by an Islamic court. | Video

Indonesia's revenue needs override coal curbs as oil take drops 24 May 2017

JAKARTA, May 24 Indonesia will miss coal production targets as the government needs to lean on revenue from the fuel to make up shortfalls from its take from oil and gas output, ensuring the country keeps its top coal exporter status, officials said.

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Indonesia president approves two-year extension of forest moratorium 24 May 2017

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved a two-year extension to a moratorium on issuing new licenses to use land designated as primary forest and peatland, the environment and forestry minister said on Wednesday.

Indonesia president approves two-year extension of forest moratorium 24 May 2017

JAKARTA, May 24 Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved a two-year extension to a moratorium on issuing new licences to use land designated as primary forest and peatland, the environment and forestry minister said on Wednesday.

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Two men publicly caned in Indonesia for having gay sex 23 May 2017

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia Religious police in Indonesia caned two men for gay sex on Tuesday, with hooded men inflicting 82 lashes on each of them as hundreds of people watched the punishment ordered by an Islamic court. | Video

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Jakarta's former governor to drop appeal against jail term 23 May 2017

JAKARTA Jakarta's former governor, a Christian, will withdraw an appeal against his controversial jailing for insulting Islam in Muslim-majority Indonesia, to allow prosecutors to appeal the sentence and calm protests, his family and lawyers said on Tuesday.

Indonesia, Vietnam to probe reported skirmish in disputed waters 23 May 2017

JAKARTA Indonesia and Vietnam will launch a joint investigation into a sea incident at the weekend, officials said, after reports that Vietnamese coast guards had tried to forcibly free five fishing boats and their crew detained in waters near the Natuna Islands.

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May to appeal for NATO unity to fight terrorism

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will appeal to NATO leaders on Thursday to unite to combat terrorism by addressing its root causes and the "propagation of poisonous ideology, particularly online".