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Indonesia parliament speaker taken into custody by anti-graft agency

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JAKARTA Indonesia's parliament speaker, Setya Novanto, has been taken into custody by the anti-corruption agency after being arrested over his alleged role in causing state losses of $170 million (128.40 million pounds) linked to a national electronic identity card scheme.

Freeport evacuating Indonesian mine worker families after shootings 18 Nov 2017

TIMIKA, Indonesia U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc is evacuating spouses and children of workers from its giant Indonesian copper mine after a string of shootings in the area raised security concerns.

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Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport copper mine 17 Nov 2017

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near a huge copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc.

UPDATE 2-Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport copper mine 17 Nov 2017

* Blames Freeport mine for deaths, environmental damage (Adds comment from separatist group)

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport copper mine 17 Nov 2017

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 17 Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua.

Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport mine 17 Nov 2017

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 17 Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua.

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Suspected of graft, Indonesian parliament speaker under guard in hospital 17 Nov 2017

JAKARTA Indonesian anti-graft investigators have put the speaker of parliament, who they have identified as a suspect in a $170 million corruption case, under armed guard in hospital after he was involved in a car accident, his lawyer said on Friday.

Indonesian parliament speaker not hiding from graft probe - lawyer 16 Nov 2017

JAKARTA A lawyer for Indonesia's parliament speaker denied on Thursday that the politician had gone into hiding to avoid being questioned by an anti-corruption agency over a $170 million (£129 million) graft investigation and said his client had a busy schedule.

Premier Oil seeking buyers for stake in Indonesia gas field 16 Nov 2017

LONDON Premier Oil is seeking buyers for a 25 percent stake in the Tuna field development in Indonesia after reaching a gas sale deal with Vietnam, Chief Executive Tony Durrant said on Thursday.

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Indonesian police officer killed in shooting near Freeport mine 15 Nov 2017

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia An Indonesian police officer was killed and a second wounded on Wednesday, after both were shot in the back in an area near Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant Grasberg copper mine in the eastern province of Papua, police said.

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Zimbabwe's ZANU-PF sets Mugabe impeachment ball rolling

HARARE Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF will discuss the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe on Monday, its chief whip said, after a noon deadline expired for the 93-year-old to resign and bring the curtain down on nearly four decades in power.