Suicide bomber attacks Solo police station

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a police station in the small Indonesian city of Solo on Tuesday, killing himself and wounding a police officer, a police spokesman said. Shortly after the attack, President Joko Widodo, who is from Solo and a former mayor of the town, ordered police to arrest […]

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12 Indonesian books you should read

To celebrate National Book Day, which falls on May 17, here’s our picks of Indonesian books ( also available in English ) that you should add to your reading list—if you haven’t already. Books : Before Dawn: The Poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono ( 2005 ) Author: Sapardi Djoko Damono Translated by John H. McGlynn, […]

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5 must-have apps in Indonesia

If you’re new to Indonesia the amount of smartphones might surprise you. It’s not uncommon for the standard Indonesian urbanite to have two smartphones in their pockets, and in every public space you’ll see that Indonesians are as transfixed to their mobile screens as the rest of the world. With smartphones come apps, and there […]

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Aussie diagnosed with Zika after Bali monkey bite

The fast-spreading Zika virus is likely being under-diagnosed in South-East Asia, infectious disease experts have warned in several reports, including that of an Australian who was infected after a monkey bite in Bali. The virus, which is being investigated for links to potentially fatal defects in unborn babies in South America, is believed to have […]

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