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6 die in Indonesia riots, Widodo says he won't allow unrest

May. 22, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election. The clashes began Tuesday night when supporters of...

Papuans challenge Indonesian rule at country's highest court

Apr. 25, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Lawyers are challenging Indonesia's incorporation of the volatile Papua region into its territory in 1969 with a judicial review at the country's highest court. A spokesman for a group of 15 Papuan lawyers, Agus Sumule, said Thursday the "Act of Free Choice" referendum violated...

Indonesia 'shocked' by Malaysian's acquittal in maid's death

Apr. 23, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia's government says it was shocked by Malaysia's acquittal of a woman charged with the death of her Indonesian maid, in case that has sparked public outrage over alleged abuse. Adelina Lisao, 26, was rescued in February 2018 from a house in northern Malaysia where she...

Australian election May 18 to be fought on refugees, economy

Apr. 11, 2019 4:13 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday called a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management. "We live in the best country in the world," Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters after advising the...

Australian election May 18 to be fought on refugees, economy

Apr. 10, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday called a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management. "We live in the best country in the world," Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters after advising the...