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Tottenham's Son secures military exemption after Korea win Asiad gold

01 Sep 2018

BOGOR, Indonesia Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min's professional career received a boost in the form of military exemption when South Korea won the Asian Games football gold on Saturday.

Games - Jakarta silver erases nightmares for tormented Indian sprinter Chand

27 Aug 2018

JAKARTA India's Dutee Chand has gone through some pretty dark days over the last few years as she battled to compete in athletics despite her hyperandrogenism but all that was forgotten once she had her Asian Games 100 metres silver medal in her hands.

Sub-10 Su savours Asiad gold, not fussy about time

27 Aug 2018

JAKARTA Su Bingtian could not improve his personal best in his triumphant 100 metres sprint at the Asian Games but the Chinese sprinter is happy as long as the gold medals keep coming.

Asian Games: 'I went all out, if I die, I die' - Indonesia's silver medallist Nova

26 Aug 2018

JAKARTA Indonesia's Emilia Nova won her country's first Asian Games medal on the track since 1998 as she claimed silver in the 100 metres hurdles on Sunday.

Asian Games - Family kept flood news away from swimmer to help him focus

21 Aug 2018

JAKARTA The family of Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash kept news of a devastating flood in his home state of Kerala away from him so it did not affect his Asian Games performance, the 24-year-old told Reuters on Tuesday.

Asian Games: From the oldest to the richest - Bridge players aim to make their mark

21 Aug 2018

JAKARTA As athletes sweated and strained on the track, field and in the pool, a more cerebral and certainly more sedentary set of competitors got down to business at the Asian Games on Tuesday.

Indonesia's 'Minions' aim for badminton glory

13 Aug 2018

JAKARTA Affectionately dubbed the "Minions" after the little yellow creatures from the 2015 animated movie, diminutive badminton duo Marcus Gideon and Kevin Sukamuljo will hope to stand tall and win gold for hosts Indonesia at the Asian Games this month.

World junior champion Zohri becomes face of Indonesia's Games

02 Aug 2018

JAKARTA Just over a year ago, Indonesian sprinter Lalu Muhammad Zohri could barely afford running shoes and was pretty much unknown outside his small village on the eastern island of Lombok. | Video

Indonesian authorities burn carcasses of hundreds of crocodiles

17 Jul 2018

JAKARTA Indonesian authorities have burnt the carcasses of nearly 300 crocodiles slaughtered by villagers retaliating for the death of a man attacked by a reptile from a breeding farm, a government official said on Tuesday.

Amnesty accuses Indonesian security forces of 95 unlawful Papua killings

02 Jul 2018

JAKARTA, July 2 Security forces in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua have unlawfully killed at least 95 people in the eight years since 2010, with almost no accountability, rights group Amnesty International said in a report on Monday.

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