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Purworejo Declares State of Emergency After Floods, Landslides Kill 47

Purworejo district administration has declared a one-month emergency period after floods and landslides destroyed homes and killed at least 47 people in the area last weekend.

21 June 2016 | 03:04 PM

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Protect Indonesia's Sovereignty and Maintain Good Relations With China, Jokowi Says After Another Natuna Sea Standoff

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo instructed his ministers to uphold Indonesia's sovereignty over the Natuna Islands without undermining its good relations with China.

21 June 2016 | 02:50 PM

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Man Accused of Murdering British Lawmaker Appears in Court

The man accused of murdering British lawmaker Jo Cox made a brief appearance via videolink at London's Old Bailey criminal court on Monday (20/06), speaking only to confirm his name.

21 June 2016 | 12:19 PM

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EU to Extend Russia Sanctions, Divided Over Next Steps

The European Union was divided on Monday (20/06) over how to end a stand-off with Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine, as Britain called for governments to maintain their tough stance and Slovakia said the current sanctions policy was untenable.

21 June 2016 | 12:10 PM

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Obama Takes Turn as 'America's Pitch Man' to Help Sell TPP Trade Deal

President Barack Obama made a plug on Monday (20/06) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal to a group of 2,400 investors looking at locating business in the United States, saying the deal would help boost the global economy.

21 June 2016 | 11:53 AM

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'I Need Justice' Hun Sen Claims After South China Sea Statement Rumors

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has hit back at reports Cambodia was responsible for rescinding a statement calling for stability in South China Sea issued by Asean members earlier this month following a meeting between China and Asean foreign ministers.

21 June 2016 | 11:46 AM

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US Launch Offers Free Online University Courses to Refugees

Refugees worldwide will be able to take more than 1,000 online university courses for free as part of an effort to provide education and skills training under a US-based program launched on Monday (20/06) as part of World Refugee Day.

21 June 2016 | 11:44 AM

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Eastern Indonesian Artists Receive Danish Grants

Artists in Eastern Indonesia have received Rp 300 million ($22,500) in funding through a partnership between the Danish Government and the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs.

21 June 2016 | 10:05 AM

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World Refugee Day: Indonesia's Asylum Seekers Stuck in Limbo

In the same fortnight a boat load of Sri Lankan refugees in Aceh makes global headlines, the 13,000 asylum seekers calling Indonesia home reflected on World Refugee Day on Monday (20/06).

21 June 2016 | 09:42 AM

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Biden to Rebuke Trump Foreign Policy Ideas, Defend Obama Strategy

Vice President Joe Biden on Monday (20/06) will denounce Republican Donald Trump's call for a halt to Muslim immigration as an appeal to intolerance and defend the US fight against Islamic State at a time of dissent within the Obama administration over Syria policy.

20 June 2016 | 08:32 PM