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Australia wants Indonesia to monitor released bombmaker
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Australia wants Indonesia to monitor released bombmaker

Islamic militant Hisyam bin Alizein, also known as Umar Patek, was paroled Wednesday after serving about half of his original 20-year sentence, despite strong objections from Australia

It's not just about sex outside marriage: How Indonesia's new criminal code threatens press and religious freedom
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It's not just about sex outside marriage: How Indonesia's new criminal code threatens press and religious freedom

Many provisions of Indonesia’s new criminal code are dangerously vague and wide in their scope, which empowers the State at the expense of citizens. The provisions that impose conservative moral values about sexuality and those that limit freedom of expression have received the most criticism

How Indonesia’s new law on sex could hit tourism
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How Indonesia’s new law on sex could hit tourism

Indonesia’s revised criminal code bans sex outside marriage for which citizens, as well as tourists, can face jail time for up to a year. This has led to concerns among many, especially Australians, who swarm the island of Bali every month

Indonesia criminalises adultery: Which other nations have outlawed extramarital affairs?
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Indonesia criminalises adultery: Which other nations have outlawed extramarital affairs?

Indonesia has also criminalised sex outside of marriage for citizens as well as foreigners, and prohibited the promotion of contraception. Police can now file charges against citizens for adultery based on reports by family members

Adultery a punishable offense in Indonesia's criminal code
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Adultery a punishable offense in Indonesia's criminal code

The criminal code will not apply immediately but takes a maximum of three years to transition from the old code to the new one

More people flee after eruption of Indonesia's Mount Semeru
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More people flee after eruption of Indonesia's Mount Semeru

Officials have announced a state of emergency for the next two weeks and authorities have been distributing free masks to protect against ash in the air while setting up public kitchens for evacuees.

Indonesia set to penalise sex outside marriage, live-ins in overhaul criminal code
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Indonesia set to penalise sex outside marriage, live-ins in overhaul criminal code

Critics fear that this legal reform could roll back the Southeast Asian country's hard-won democratic freedoms and police morality

Indonesia's Mount Semeru volcano erupts, top alert status triggered
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Indonesia's Mount Semeru volcano erupts, top alert status triggered

The eruption of the highest mountain on Indonesia's main island of Java, around 800 kilometres (500 miles) southeast of the capital, Jakarta, sparked evacuations of nearby villages exactly one year after its last major eruption killed dozens of people

ISIS-inspired terror still a threat for India, clerics have key role in deradicalisation, says NSA Ajit Doval
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ISIS-inspired terror still a threat for India, clerics have key role in deradicalisation, says NSA Ajit Doval

Drawing attention towards youths who are becoming the “primary target” of radicalization, Doval said if their energies are nurtured in the right direction, they can become “harbingers of change” and building blocks of progress in any society

French defence minister praises 'strategic intimacy' with Indonesia
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French defence minister praises 'strategic intimacy' with Indonesia

Sebastien Lecornu met his counterpart Prabowo Subianto as Indonesia prepares to take over the rotating presidency of regional block the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Indonesia earthquake: Six-year-old 'Miracle' boy pulled from rubble, ‘Blessing’ baby born in tent
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Indonesia earthquake: Six-year-old 'Miracle' boy pulled from rubble, ‘Blessing’ baby born in tent

Just a couple of days after Indonesia’s deadly earthquake that killed at least 271 people, locals are rejoicing as a six-year-old 'miracle' boy was pulled from the rubble while a 'blessing' baby was born

Indonesia quake death toll rises to 268; 151 still missing
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Indonesia quake death toll rises to 268; 151 still missing

In addition to those killed, authorities reported more than 300 people were seriously hurt and at least 600 more suffered minor injuries

At least 162 dead, 100 injured as earthquake shakes Indonesia's Java island
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At least 162 dead, 100 injured as earthquake shakes Indonesia's Java island

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.6 quake was centered in Cianjur region in West Java province, a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles)

WATCH: China's Xi Jinping 'scolds' Canada PM Justin Trudeau at G20 Summit
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WATCH: China's Xi Jinping 'scolds' Canada PM Justin Trudeau at G20 Summit

China is fuming after the details of the conversation between Canada's PM Justin Trudeau and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia appeared in the media. The Chinese government has termed the incident as as a 'leak'

G20 Summit: PM Modi, Rishi Sunak discuss collaboration in trade, defence, security
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G20 Summit: PM Modi, Rishi Sunak discuss collaboration in trade, defence, security

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his UK counterpart Rishi Sunak on Wednesday on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit

Indonesia hands over G20 presidency to India as Bali Summit culminates
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Indonesia hands over G20 presidency to India as Bali Summit culminates

The handing over ceremony came as the member states finalised the joint declaration. The next summit will be held in New Delhi on September 9-10. Prime Minister Modi has promised a presidency that will be “inclusive” and a voice of the developing countries

India's G-20 presidency will be inclusive, ambitious and action-oriented: PM Modi
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India's G-20 presidency will be inclusive, ambitious and action-oriented: PM Modi

India was handed over the presidency of the influential bloc at the end of the two-day G-20 summit here which was hosted by Indonesia

WATCH: PM Narendra Modi shakes hands with China's Xi Jinping at G20 Summit
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WATCH: PM Narendra Modi shakes hands with China's Xi Jinping at G20 Summit

This was the first meeting between PM Modi and Xi Jinping since the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China and the Indian Army became embroiled in a military standoff at Ladakh in April 2020

Catching up with world leaders: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s day at G20 Summit
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Catching up with world leaders: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s day at G20 Summit

There were debates, there were discussions and catching up. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Bali's Indonesia for the G20 Summit, pressed upon important topics like the Russia-Ukraine war and climate change in his address

G20 Summit: Russia rejects Ukraine's 'Unrealistic' negotiation terms
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G20 Summit: Russia rejects Ukraine's 'Unrealistic' negotiation terms

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the G20 summit that he had put forward that position during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and that he had explained Russia's position during talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz