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Gay Muslim Indonesian comic strip vanishes after outrage

MANILA: An Instagram account that published comic strips about the struggles of a gay Muslim in Indonesia vanished from the site Wednesday after it sparked a backlash in the country. The government initially said the social media giant had responded to a demand to remove the “pornographic” content. But later ...

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Facebook bans accounts tied to Indonesian fake news group

JAKARTA: Facebook has shut down hundreds of accounts and pages linked to an Indonesian group accused of spreading hate speech and fake news, the company said Friday. The world’s biggest social network said cyber group Saracen engaged in “coordinated abuse of the platform” by operating a network of hoax accounts ...

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Powerful quake rocks central Indonesia

JAKARTA: A shallow undersea earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude struck off East Nusa Tenggara province of central Indonesia on Tuesday, but there was no tsunami alert issued, the country’s meteorology and geophysics agency said. The tremor was the main shock of a series of quakes that hit the region on Tuesday. ...

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Indonesian Wife burns husband after he denies sharing password

JAKARTA: An Indonesian woman set her husband ablaze after he refused to share his mobile password with her, reported multiple local media outlets. Dedi Purnama, 26, was busy repairing the roof tiles of his house when Ilham Cahyani, his 25-year-old wife, asked for his phone’s password. This led to an ...

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Indonesia re-routes flight as volcano alert level upgraded

LONDON: Flight authority in Indonesia has re-routed airway to avoid the risk of volcanic ash spewed from the Anak Krakatau volcano, as volcanologists have raised the level of danger, a senior official of transport ministry said. The volcanologists have ratcheted up the alert level of the volcano amid fear of ...

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Indonesia hunts for survivors as volcano tsunami toll nears 400

LABUAN: Indonesian military and rescue teams fanned out across a stretch of coastline on Monday, hoping to find survivors of a tsunami triggered by a landslide from a volcano that killed at least 373 people. Thick clouds of ash spewed from Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island where a crater collapse ...

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222 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia

CARITA: A volcano-triggered tsunami has left at least 222 people dead and hundreds more injured after slamming without warning into beaches around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, officials said Sunday, voicing fears that the toll would rise further. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit the coast of southern ...

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4 killed, over 200 displaced as floods, landslides hit Indonesia

Four people were killed and as many as 236 villagers were forced to flee home as landslides and floods struck East Java province of western Indonesia, disaster agency official said on Sunday. The landslides occurred after soils of a hill slid down and hit a house, where the four were ...

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