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Coronavirus Outbreak: Double Asian Para Games high jump champion Sharad Kumar donates Rs 1 lakh to PM's relief fund
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Double Asian Para Games high jump champion Sharad Kumar donates Rs 1 lakh to PM's relief fund

Kumar won a gold in the high jump T42 category in the 2014 Asian Para Games before climbing the top of the podium again in 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia in T42/63 category. He is also a 2017 IPC World Championships silver medallist.

Coronavirus outbreak: Indonesia confirms two cases; infected patients hospitalised in Jakarta, says President Joko Widodo
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Coronavirus outbreak: Indonesia confirms two cases; infected patients hospitalised in Jakarta, says President Joko Widodo

The two had been hospitalized in Jakarta, Widodo told reporters at the presidential palace in the capital

Indonesia floods: 60 dead in and around Jakarta as capital sees worst flooding since 2007; heavy rainfall expected likely in coming days
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Indonesia floods: 60 dead in and around Jakarta as capital sees worst flooding since 2007; heavy rainfall expected likely in coming days

Landslides and floods triggered by torrential downpours have left at least 60 people dead in and around Indonesia's capital, as rescuers struggled to search for people apparently buried under tons of mud, officials said Saturday

Indonesia floods: 53 dead, 173,000 placed in Jakarta emergency shelters, neighbouring districts after torrential downpours
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Indonesia floods: 53 dead, 173,000 placed in Jakarta emergency shelters, neighbouring districts after torrential downpours

Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged a dozen districts in the greater Jakarta area and caused landslides that buried at least a dozen people

47 dead, thousands put in emergency shelters as Indonesia's capital Jakarta, neighbouring districts reel under floods
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47 dead, thousands put in emergency shelters as Indonesia's capital Jakarta, neighbouring districts reel under floods

Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged a dozen districts in greater Jakarta and caused landslides in the Bogor and Depok districts on the city's outskirts as well as in neighboring Lebak, which buried a dozen people

Jakarta floods on New Year's Day due to heavy rains; 16 killed, thousands displaced in Indonesian capital
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Jakarta floods on New Year's Day due to heavy rains; 16 killed, thousands displaced in Indonesian capital

The heavy rain that occurs more than 15 hours since 31 December causing massive floods in Capital Jakarta and some regions around and force a thousand residents to flee

Indonesian capital floods on New Year's day due to heavy rains; 16 killed, thousands displaced in Jakarta, landslides reported in Bogor, Depok
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Indonesian capital floods on New Year's day due to heavy rains; 16 killed, thousands displaced in Jakarta, landslides reported in Bogor, Depok

Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged at least 169 neighborhoods and caused landslides in the Bogor and Depok districts on Jakarta's outskirts

Jakarta: Suspected grenade attack near presidential palace in Indonesian capital; two army officers injured
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Jakarta: Suspected grenade attack near presidential palace in Indonesian capital; two army officers injured

It was not immediately clear if the blast resulted from a sectarian attack, but Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, has suffered a resurgence in homegrown militancy in recent years

Indonesia earthquake: Major 7.4 magnitude tremor strikes near North Maluku coast; authorities lift tsunami alert
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Indonesia earthquake: Major 7.4 magnitude tremor strikes near North Maluku coast; authorities lift tsunami alert

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide.

Australian newspapers censor front pages in protest against govt secrecy, crackdown of press freedom
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Australian newspapers censor front pages in protest against govt secrecy, crackdown of press freedom

Newspapers across Australia ran heavily redacted front pages on Monday in protest against government secrecy and a crackdown on press freedom.

Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto stabbed by couple belonging to group linked to Islamic State
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Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto stabbed by couple belonging to group linked to Islamic State

Two members of an IS-linked terror network stabbed Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto on Thursday, the intelligence head said, as the powerful politician underwent emergency surgery for his wounds

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Indonesia slapped with fine over crowd trouble during Malaysia clash
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Indonesia slapped with fine over crowd trouble during Malaysia clash

Indonesia's national football association has been fined by FIFA over crowd trouble during a World Cup qualifier against Malaysia, the organisation said on Wednesday.

Sea-level rise is inevitable — but acting on it now can prevent catastrophe for coastlines
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Sea-level rise is inevitable — but acting on it now can prevent catastrophe for coastlines

In Tokyo alone, groundwater pumping caused the land to sink around 4 meters over the course of the 20th century.

Air pollution in global megacities linked to children's cognitive decline, Alzheimer's and death
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Air pollution in global megacities linked to children's cognitive decline, Alzheimer's and death

Severe air pollution can speed up neurodegeneration when the brain is at the peak of its development — during childhood.

Group aiming to disrupt parliament behind student protests in Indonesia, says national police chief Tito Karnavian
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Group aiming to disrupt parliament behind student protests in Indonesia, says national police chief Tito Karnavian

Police have fired tear gas and water cannon to break up rallies in Jakarta and other cities against proposed new laws

All you need to know about Indonesia's proposed bill criminalising sex outside marriage: New code could form legal basis for persecuting gay population
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All you need to know about Indonesia's proposed bill criminalising sex outside marriage: New code could form legal basis for persecuting gay population

Over the past week, Indonesia has been convulsed with protests against a proposed new criminal code that would outlaw sex outside marriage, among other things, and a separate bill that critics fear would weaken the country's main anti-corruption arm

Moving Indonesia's capital won't fix Jakarta's problems, increase fire risk in Borneo
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Moving Indonesia's capital won't fix Jakarta's problems, increase fire risk in Borneo

Relocating means clearing land to make space for new government buildings, houses and associated infrastructure.

Indonesia set to move new capital to jungle-clad Borneo island as part of shift away from sinking city Jakarta
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Indonesia set to move new capital to jungle-clad Borneo island as part of shift away from sinking city Jakarta

Indonesia will move its capital to the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island, President Joko Widodo said Monday

Experts warn Jakarta could be submerged by 2050; Indonesia to make Borneo its capital, says Joko Widodo
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Experts warn Jakarta could be submerged by 2050; Indonesia to make Borneo its capital, says Joko Widodo

Environmental experts warn that one third of Jakarta, Indonesia could be submerged by 2050 if current rates continue. Decades of uncontrolled and excessive depletion of groundwater reserves, rising sea-levels, and increasingly volatile weather patterns mean swathes of it have already started to disappear

PT Usha appointed Athletes Commission member of Asian Athletics Association; former sprinter calls it 'great honour '
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PT Usha appointed Athletes Commission member of Asian Athletics Association; former sprinter calls it 'great honour '

The 55-year-old Usha, who was the leading sprinter of her time in Asia, will be one of the six members of the AAA Athletes Commission, to be headed by 1992 Olympics gold medallist hammer thrower Andrey Abduvaliyev of Uzbekistan.