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Indonesia: Country in Southeast Asia and Oceania
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Kalimantan), Sulawesi, and New Guinea (Papua). Indonesia is the world's largest island country and the 14th largest country by land area, at 1,904,569 square kilometres. With over 267 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population.

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Indonesia's coronavirus drone spray criticised by health experts [Video]

Indonesia's coronavirus drone spray criticised by health experts

Authorities in Indonesia are using drones and fire engines to spray disinfectant in the street in a bid to tackle coronavirus, against the advice of health experts. Joe Davies reports.

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Nursing body calls for more equipment on front lines [Video]

Nursing body calls for more equipment on front lines

More equipment is needed to protect the world's nurses working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic to save lives, the head of the International Council of Nurses said. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Indonesian health workers dying amid equipment shortages [Video]

Indonesian health workers dying amid equipment shortages

Many health workers in Indonesia are dealing with rising numbers of coronavirus cases with inadequate protective equipment.

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Boeing plans to restart production of 737 MAX jet [Video]

Boeing plans to restart production of 737 MAX jet

According to industry sources, Boeing plans to restart production of its 737 Max airplane in May, after a months-long halt sparked by a safety ban on the best-selling jet. Gloria Tso reports.

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Indonesia's pearl industry faces environmental issues [Video]

Indonesia's pearl industry faces environmental issues

Indonesia's cultured pearl farms under threat from climate change and illegal fishing methods.

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Indonesians refusing to stay home for prayers [Video]

Indonesians refusing to stay home for prayers

Thousands of Muslims travel to South Sulawesi for mass gathering, despite cancellation of event.

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Women defy conservative regimes in rights marches across the world [Video]

Women defy conservative regimes in rights marches across the world

Women marched for their rights on Sunday all around the world, including in Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico...View on euronews

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Boeing 737 MAX design blamed, a year after Ethiopian crash [Video]

Boeing 737 MAX design blamed, a year after Ethiopian crash

A year after Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed shortly after take-off, killing all 157 on board, a village near the crash site held a memorial while in the United States a draft report blames the..

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Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano spews smoke, ash into sky [Video]

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano spews smoke, ash into sky

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted spewing a plume of ash above Java on Tuesday morning, March 3.

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Rare albino orangutan living independently one year after release [Video]

Rare albino orangutan living independently one year after release

Alba, Indonesia's only known albino orangutan, was released into the jungle after being held captive in Central Kalimantan.

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Indonesians slam government over flood response [Video]

Indonesians slam government over flood response

Residents of Indonesia's capital are calling on the government to better prepare the city for flooding after being forced from their homes yet again.

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Floods engulf Indonesian capital [Video]

Floods engulf Indonesian capital

Flooding caused by torrential rain paralyzed large parts of Indonesia's capital on Tuesday (February 25), as major streets were inundated with murky, brown flood water and power supplies cut in certain..

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Indonesia fears grow over coronavirus threat [Video]

Indonesia fears grow over coronavirus threat

The coronavirus has now been detected in more than two dozen countries, but one of Asia's most populous nations is yet to report a single case.

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Indonesia forbids ex-ISIL members abroad from returning home [Video]

Indonesia forbids ex-ISIL members abroad from returning home

Critics say the move means hundreds, including children, will be left stranded and stateless, and could breach Indonesia’s constitution.

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Indonesia: No Coronavirus Detected [Video]

Indonesia: No Coronavirus Detected

JAKARTA/BOGOR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia is not hiding anything over the coronavirus, the health minister said on Tuesday, after some medical researchers expressed concern that cases may have..

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Indonesia's coronavirus infection rises to 1,790: official

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Indonesia to give Jakarta aid to limit exodus amid COVID-19 outbreak: minister

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Indonesia may start new holiday to replace Eid exodus amid COVID-19 concerns

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Indonesia set to open emergency coronavirus hospital on uninhabited island

Indonesia will by next week open a new coronavirus emergency hospital on the uninhabited island of Galang, where authorities have repurposed a former Vietnam war era refugee camp as part of efforts to..
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Indonesia confirms 149 new coronavirus infections, taking total to 1,677

Indonesia confirmed on Wednesday 149 new coronavirus infections, taking the total in the Southeast Asian country to 1,677, a health ministry official said.
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U.S. says two locally employed staff at foreign missions died of the coronavirus

Two locally employed staff at U.S. foreign missions, one in Indonesia and one in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have died of the coronavirus, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, its first..
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Mass disinfections to combat coronavirus pose another health hazard

A drone dispersed clouds of disinfectant in the sky above Indonesia's second-largest city Surabaya on Tuesday, a response to the coronavirus pandemic which is catching on around the world despite..
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Indonesia rolls out nearly $25 billion more spending for coronavirus

Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus epidemic on Tuesday and said an additional $24.9 billion would be spent to cushion its impact.
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Indonesia to release 30,000 prisoners early amid virus concerns

Indonesia is set to release about 30,000 prisoners early as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to avoid a possible surge in coronavirus infections in its overcrowded prisons.
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Indonesia declares emergency over coronavirus, expands social welfare

Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared a national public health emergency over the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday and announced measures to help people with lower incomes.
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Indonesia to suspend foreign arrivals as coronavirus cases, deaths rise

Indonesia's foreign minister said on Tuesday the government would ban all arrivals and transit by foreigners in Indonesia as the number of coronavirus cases and deaths rise.
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Indonesia to suspend all foreign arrivals, barring a few exceptions

Indonesia's Foreign Minister said on Tuesday the government has decided to ban all arrivals and transits by foreigners in Indonesia to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus.
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Indonesia to limit people's mobility as study warns of surge in coronavirus deaths

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Gunmen kill New Zealand man at Freeport mine office in Indonesia's Papua

Attackers shot dead a New Zealand man and wounded six other people at an office of the Indonesian arm of mining company Freeport-McMoRan Inc on Monday, police said.
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Indonesia president plans stricter rules on mobility, social distancing

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#LockdownOrDie: populous Indonesia under pressure

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Calls grow for Indonesia restrictions as coronavirus toll rises

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After a busy session at his clinic, Indonesian doctor Fakhrurrozi hops on the back of a motorized tricycle with a loud-hailer to urge residents to stay at home to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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Indonesia government preparing regulation to allow lockdowns in some areas

Indonesia's chief security minister said on Friday that the government was preparing to issue a regulation soon to allow for the "quarantine" or lockdown of regions affected by coronavirus.
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As virus cases soar, Indonesian province challenges lockdown ban

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Indonesia cancels national exams, affecting more than 8 million students

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Indonesia turns athletes village to emergency hospital as coronavirus cases rise

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Indonesia orders more coronavirus tests as deaths climb

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Indonesian president wants coronavirus testing to be ramped up

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Muslim event in Indonesia stopped amid coronavirus fears

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Indonesia's death toll jumps as coronavirus surges across SE Asia

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Thousands of Muslim pilgrims ignore virus risk to gather in Indonesia

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