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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Monday 22 February 2010
A statue of Barack Obama as a boy has been placed at the Jakarta elementary school once attended by the US President, after there was a backlash against its display in a public park in the Indonesian capital.
Monday 15 February 2010
Authorities removed a statue of Barack Obama from a park in the Indonesian capital Jakarta due to a public backlash and moved it today to a nearby elementary school that the US president attended as a child.
Abdurrahman Wahid: Islamic cleric who as president of Indonesia championed secularism and minority rights
Wednesday 06 January 2010
Abdurrahman Wahid, Indonesia's first democratically elected president, was, by any conventional yardstick, a hopeless politician. Yet he was one of the country's most treasured public figures thanks to his wit, humanism and tolerance, and his death at 69 sparked a genuine outpouring of national mourning.
Wednesday 30 December 2009
Friday 23 October 2009
A strong earthquake shook eastern Indonesia's remote Papua province Friday, causing panic among residents and reportedly toppling a building.
Thursday 01 October 2009
Monday 28 September 2009
Wednesday 16 September 2009
Friday 04 September 2009
Thursday 03 September 2009
A powerful earthquake struck Indonesia's main island yesterday, killing at least 32 people and forcing thousands more to evacuate their homes.
Sunday 09 August 2009
Saturday 08 August 2009
Southeast Asia's most wanted terror suspect was reportedly killed during a 16-hour siege on a suspected militant hide-out that ended this morning when police stormed the house.
Saturday 18 July 2009
Saturday 18 July 2009
Manchester support staff were already at the Ritz Carlton in Jakarta and the team were 36 hours from checking in when the hotel's facade was torn away by a suspected suicide bomber. It did not take long for the Premier League champions to cancel their three-day visit to the city.
Friday 17 July 2009
Manchester United chief executive David Gill has defended the club's decision to organise a match in Indonesia as part of this summer's Far East tour.
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