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Russia, Turkey, Iran Eye Dicing Syria Into Zones of Influence

Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least a few years.

29 December 2016 | 08:15 PM

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2016 Saw Most Natural Disasters in 14 Years: BNPB

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said on Thursday (29/12) that a total of 2,342 natural disasters occurred in 2016, which is the most in 14 years.

29 December 2016 | 08:07 PM

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Nat'l Police Advise Responsible Use of Social Media, Jokowi Calls for Education Campaign

The National Police will continue to probe for hoax information on various social media platforms and enforce legal punishment on the irresponsible parties involved, a police spokesman said on Thursday (29/12).

29 December 2016 | 07:30 PM

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China Aims to Boost Farmland by 2020 in Food Security Push

China plans to boost its reserves of farm and arable land over the next three years, the State Council said on Thursday.

29 December 2016 | 07:15 PM

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KAI Increases Frequency of Train Services on Jakarta-Bandung Route

State-owned railway operator Kereta Api Indonesia, or KAI, has increased the frequency of Argo Parahyangan train on Jakarta-Bandung route.

29 December 2016 | 07:13 PM

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Jakarta Gubernatorial Election Campaign Lacks Debate of Ideas, Policies: Pundit

The 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election campaign lacks effective discussion of new ideas and policies by the three candidate pairs, a pundit said.

29 December 2016 | 06:49 PM

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Up to 300 TransJakarta Buses Will Remain Operational on New Year’s Eve

As many as 300 buses will remain operational on New Year's Eve, TransJakarta director Budi Kaliwono said on Thursday (29/12).

29 December 2016 | 06:46 PM

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Youths Among Dead as Philippine Gunmen Kill 7 in 'Drug Den'

Three minors were among seven people shot dead by suspected vigilantes in the Philippines at a house storing illegal narcotics.

29 December 2016 | 06:15 PM

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New Year, New Fee When Reloading TransJakarta Bus Passes

TransJakarta will introduce an administration fee when reloading electronic cards at all TransJakarta bus stops.

29 December 2016 | 06:11 PM

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Jokowi Hopes for Peace in Rakhine State, Sends Humanitarian Aid to Myanmar

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo officially sent humanitarian aid to Myanmar's Rakhine State from Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta on Thursday (29/12).

29 December 2016 | 06:02 PM