In a theatre in the central Javanese city of Solo, a troupe of performers are acting out a fight scene from Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. The god Gatutkaca is dispatching some long-haired bad guys to the delight of the audience.
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Wednesday 13 November 2013
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One female cabinet member, ironing housewife jibes... now Australia's new PM, Tony Abbott, gives himself ministerial responsibility for women’s issues
Wednesday 18 September 2013
The new premier has raised eyebrows by claiming he is qualified for the job
Friday 13 September 2013
Contest has been greeted with protests despite organisers agreeing to axe the bikini round
Saturday 10 August 2013
Nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated on the remote island
Transfer news: Real Madrid will block Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United, says Jose Mourinho
Monday 22 July 2013
Mourinho said that he believed the Spanish club would do everything they could to keep the player this summer
Chelsea have moved to refund fans in Indonesia who were charged £1,500 to attend meet-and-greet sessions with the team
Thursday 18 July 2013
Pre-season tour has been overshadowed by astounding fees being charged by the club's promoters for the trip
Indonesia stampede: At least 18 killed after riot caused by local boxer losing a fight leads to mass panic
Monday 15 July 2013
1,500 people stampeded out the stadium as violence erupted
Friday 07 June 2013
The Reds are looking to expand their existing home
Wednesday 10 October 2012
A Greek corruption scandal appeared to have claimed its second victim yesterday following the sudden and mysterious death of a wealthy defence industry businessman identified on a list of nearly 2,000 Greek tax evaders holding secret Swiss bank accounts.
Friday 05 October 2012
La Gomera recovers
Friday 06 July 2012
An eight-year-old girl has died of bird flu in Indonesia - the country's eighth death from the disease this year.
Thursday 21 June 2012
An Indonesian air force plane slammed into homes and ignited a fireball in the crowded capital while trying to land, killing at least nine people, a military official said.
Thursday 21 June 2012
An Indonesian court is expected to issue a verdict today in the case of a terror suspect accused of helping to build the car bomb used in the 2002 Bali nightclub attacks.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Police have refused a permit for Lady Gaga to perform in the Indonesian capital next month, bowing to pressure from Islamic groups who voiced strong objections to her "vulgar" style.
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Lady Gaga will have to cancel her sold-out show in Indonesia following protests by Islamic hard-liners and conservative lawmakers, who said her sexy clothes and dance moves will corrupt young people.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
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