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Indonesia president says toxic river should be clean enough to drink

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JAKARTA Indonesia's president on Thursday said water from the Citarum River should be made drinkable within seven years under a new cleanup project for the Java island river often ranked among the world's most polluted.

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Indonesia president says toxic river should be clean enough to drink 22 Feb 2018

JAKARTA Indonesia's president on Thursday said water from the Citarum River should be made drinkable within seven years under a new cleanup project for the Java island river often ranked among the world's most polluted.

Indonesia president says toxic river should be clean enough to drink 22 Feb 2018

JAKARTA, Feb 22 Indonesia's president on Thursday said water from the Citarum River should be made drinkable within seven years under a new cleanup project for the Java island river often ranked among the world's most polluted.

EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks feel global chill, South Africa and Serbia stay warm 22 Feb 2018

LONDON, Feb 22 The Korean won, Indonesian rupiah and South African rand led a swathe of emerging market currencies lower on Thursday, as a stronger dollar courtesy of the highest U.S. Treasury yields in four years also soured sentiment for stocks and bonds.

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Indonesian president puts off signing law protecting parliament 22 Feb 2018

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed signing a draft law that would allow parliament to crack down on criticism aimed at its members or the legislature, suggesting it could undermine the quality of the country's democracy.

Malaysian woman charged with murder of Indonesian helper in latest case of abuse 21 Feb 2018

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian prosecutors on Wednesday charged a 60-year-old woman with murdering an Indonesian domestic helper who was found with bruises on her face and died from her injuries, state news agency Bernama said.

Indonesia says it will revise tax incentives in bid to lift investment 21 Feb 2018

JAKARTA, Feb 21 Indonesia will revise its tax incentives and offer them to a larger number of business sectors, in a bid to attract more investment, the finance minister said.

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Indonesia seizes record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine 20 Feb 2018

JAKARTA Indonesia seized a record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine from a ship off the northern island of Batam on Tuesday, a narcotics official said, the second major drug bust this month.

Indonesia suspends infrastructure projects after string of accidents 20 Feb 2018

JAKARTA, Feb 20 Indonesia suspended on Tuesday the construction of elevated infrastructure projects, including rail and roads, after a series of accidents raised questions about the safety of a government drive to upgrade transport networks.

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Indonesia raises aviation warnings after Sumatra volcano emits ash cloud 19 Feb 2018

JAKARTA Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after it sent a towering plume of ash more than 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) into the air, its biggest eruption this year.

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Air strikes again hit Syria's Ghouta, U.N. considers ceasefire resolution

AMMAN Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near Syria's capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the country to allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations. | Video