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Indonesia flood death toll hits 60

Indonesia flood death toll hits 60

Indonesian rescue teams flew helicopters stuffed with food to remote flood-hit communities on Saturday as the death toll from the disaster jumped to 60 and fears grew

Crumbling seawall heightens worries over flood threat to Indonesian capital

Crumbling seawall heightens worries over flood threat to Indonesian capital

When part of a seawall protecting Jakarta collapsed last week near fisherman Awing Takalar's shack it brought back bad memories of when another levee burst in 2007 and all his belongings were washed away.

Indonesia barred Cambodia's Rainsy from flight to Jakarta

Indonesia barred Cambodia's Rainsy from flight to Jakarta

Malaysia Airlines said on Wednesday it had barred veteran Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy from a flight from Kuala Lumpur to the Indonesian capital Jakarta

Indonesian plane with 189 aboard crashes into sea soon after take-off from Jakarta

Indonesian plane with 189 aboard crashes into sea soon after take-off from Jakarta

An Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea and sank on Monday soon after taking off from the capital, Jakarta, on a flight to a tin-mining region, officials said.

Qatar's Abdullah Abubakr wins bronze in 800m race

Qatar's Abdullah Abubakr wins bronze in 800m race

Qatar's Abdullah Abubakr won the bronze medal in the 800m race of the current athletics competition held as part of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, until September 2.

Qatar's champion Samba wins gold medal in 400m hurdles

Qatar's champion Samba wins gold medal in 400m hurdles

Qatar's Abdurrahman Samba has won the gold medal in the 400m hurdles at the 18th Asian Games, which is currently being held in Jakarta, Indonesia, until 2 September.

Qatar see off Saudi in handball, India in volleyball

Qatar see off Saudi in handball, India in volleyball

The defending champions’ superiority was never in doubt but a somewhat defensive approach in the final stages allowed the Saudis some leeway.

Indonesia's poor get to taste leftover wedding dishes

Indonesia's poor get to taste leftover wedding dishes

In the slums of Jakarta, Indonesia's poor are getting a taste of how the other half live thanks to a new programme that aims to take a bite out of its mammoth food-waste problem.

Qatar's chances of winning medals very bright: official

Qatar's chances of winning medals very bright: official

Qatar has great chances to win medals at this year’s Jakarta Asian Games in taekwondo, judo and karate, stated a senior official of the federation concerned, referring to the recent achievements of the respective teams.

Ousted PM Najib listed on manifest for jet leaving Malaysia

Ousted PM Najib listed on manifest for jet leaving Malaysia

Officials close to Najib, who lost a general election this week, were not immediately available for comment to Reuters.

Prisoners kill five Indonesian police, take one hostage in jail clash

Prisoners kill five Indonesian police, take one hostage in jail clash

Islamist militant prisoners at a high-security jail in Indonesia have killed five police and were holding one hostage following clashes on Wednesday at a high-security jail on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, police said.

Indonesia destroys over 2 tonnes of crystal meth

Indonesia destroys over 2 tonnes of crystal meth

More than two tonnes of crystal methamphetamine were destroyed Friday as Indonesia stepped up its drugs crackdown in one of the biggest such operations of recent years.