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How this traveller spent just $100 on a $9300 first-class ticket.

A travel blogger has spilt the beans on how he managed to score a $9300 first-class ticket for a measly $100.Sam Huang and his father recently flew first-class with Garuda Indonesia from Jakarta to Tokyo to see the cherry blossoms...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Next Islamic State: Australia's Indonesia Challenge.

Australia needs a new strategic approach to countering terrorism in Indonesia.

- The Diplomat - US

Slow down this Raya season — MYCAT.

JUNE 23 — The Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations are around the corner. That can only mean that hundreds of thousands of Malaysians will be thronging the roads and highways nationwide. This is part of the 'balik kampung' rush to celebrate...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Srikanth in semis; Saina, Sindhu bow out of Australian Open.

Newly-crowned Indonesia Open winner Kidambi Srikanth continued his rampaging run to advance to the mens singles semifinals but it was curtains for PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal at the Australian Super Series here today.In the all-Indian quarterfinal duel between Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth, it was the former who came out on ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Srikanth in semis, Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open.

Kidambi Srikanth continued his fine form to enter the mens singles semifinals but Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu bowed out of the Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament here today.In the all-Indian quarterfinal duel between Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth, it was the former who came out on top with a fighting ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

On dirt bike, Indonesia's Jokowi kickstarts presidency.

JAKARTA -- Sitting on a Kawasaki dirt bike with a camera fastened to his helmet, Indonesia President Joko Widodo led an entourage last month to inspect construction of the longest road in the eastern province of Papua.

- BangkokPost - TH

Palace: End game of PHL, Indonesia, Malaysia cooperation to block extremist bases in SE Asia.

The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia are determined to head off extremists' plans to establish operational bases in Southeast Asia, amid a report that at least 40 foreign terrorists have entered the country.

- GMA News - PH

Indonesia: Two Bali prison escapees recaptured in East Timor.

POLICE in East Timor on Friday said they have recaptured two foreign inmates who broke out of a prison in Bali, Indonesia, less than a week after they escaped along with two other detainees. The post Indonesia: Two Bali prison escapees recaptured in East Timor appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

East Timor to return foreigners who fled from Bali prison.

Authorities in East Timor will return to Indonesia two foreign inmates who escaped from a Bali prison.

- FOX News - US

Human Trafficking a Hidden Toll of Indonesian Fisheries Wars.

Indonesia’s eye-catching moves to secure its fisheries under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo are, on one hand, an extension of the resource nationalism that has touched nearly every industry, from mining to palm oil, in the island nation. But the fisheries battle is not just about natural resources. It’s ...

- Voice of America - US

Mga sintomas ng gallstones o bato sa apdo, at paano ito maiiwasan.

Pabalik-balik ba ang pananakit ng tiyan mo o likod? Pakiramdam mo ba ay acidic ka o may ulcer? Baka may bato ka na sa apdo o gallstones. Anu-ano nga ba ang palatandaan nito at paano ito maiiwasan?

- GMA News - PH

Military looks for Omar Maute among Marawi dead

Government troops are verifying if Omar Maute, one of the leaders of the ISIS-inspired Maute group, and Malaysian terrorist Mahmoud Amad were among those killed in the ongoing operations in Marawi City, GMA News' Joseph Morong reported on Balitanghali on Friday.

- GMA News - PH

Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia consolidate to thwart IS penetration in SE Asia

The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia agree to pool intelligence and tackle militant financing as fears grow that protracted fighting in a southern Philippine city could be the prelude to an Islamic State infiltration of the region.

- ABC News - AU

When your name is Andy Go To School, what do you call your own baby?

Remember Andy Go To School? The Indonesian policeman and his wife have welcomed their third child — and have stuck with their family's unusual English naming tradition.

- ABC News - AU

Indonesian firm plans refinery in Nigeria

PT Intim Perkasa Nigeria Ltd., a subsidiary of PT Intim Perkasa, Jakarta, has indicated interest in building a refinery in Nigeria. The proposed 10,000-b/sd modular refinery would be built in Nigeria’s state of Akwa Ibom, Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. said.

- OGJ - US

Indonesia Says It Safeguards Rights of All, Including LGBT Citizens

Faced with growing criticism over recent anti-LGBT actions in Indonesia, the Jakarta government has told VOA it will safeguard the rights of all minority groups while taking into account "religious and cultural values that must be upheld." A statement released by the Indonesian Embassy in Washington responded to a letter ...

- Voice of America - US

Freeport Indonesia says giant copper mine running as normal despite strike

Operations at the world's No.2 copper mine in Indonesia are "running as normal", a spokesman for the local unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc said, despite thousands of workers extending a strike for another month. Riza Pratama said in a text message on Thursday that "around 25 000 workers and contractors" continued to work at ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Photo exhibition held in Jakarta to mark 20 years of Hong Kong's return to China

A photo exhibition was held here Tuesday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China. Organized by Chinese embassy in Indonesia, the exhibition displayed nearly 40 big photos unfolding Hong Kong's great achievements in politics, economy, social affairs and culture in the past 20 years. More than 100 ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Bali jail escapee Shaun Edward Davidson egged on by friends in high places

By Marnie O'Neill Bali jail escapee turned international fugitive Shaun Edward Davidson is being urged to cash in on his notoriety while still on the run.Flamboyant property tycoon James Tee, who divides his time between Malaysia...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Puluhan ribu warga Indonesia pulang ke kampung sambut Aidilfitri

PELABUHAN KLANG, 23 Jun — Dianggarkan puluhan ribu warga Indonesia yang bekerja, belajar dan bermastautin di Selangor pulang ke kampung halaman masing-masing dengan menaiki feri di Terminal Penumpang dan Feri Antarabangsa Asa Niaga Harbour...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Mystery over how Bali prison escapees ended up in luxury hotel 1100km away

Two of the men who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail have reportedly been found at a luxury resort that offers "romantic weddings" and conference facilities more than 1100 kilometres from the jail they fled.Indian national, Sayed...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

How to take a $7,000 first class flight for $76

Leeloona/ShutterstockThe INSIDER Summary A travel blogger scored the ultimate discount on a recent flight from Jakarta to Tokyo. He scored first-class accommodations for $76. The seats retail for $7,000. He used 13,500 points and took advantage of a 90 percent flash sale that the airline had months in advance. ...

- Business Insider - US

SE Asian countries commit to cohesive approach to thwart militants

MANILA, June 22 — The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia agreed today to pool intelligence and tackle militant financing as fears grow that protracted fighting in a southern Philippine town could be the prelude to an Islamic State infiltration...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Srikanth, Prannoy improve in BWF ranking

Riding on his performance at the Indonesia Super Series Premier last week, Indian ace K Srikanth improved 11 places to jump to the 11th spot in the latest BWF World ranking here today.Srikanth, a former World No. 3, clinched his second Super Series Premier event last week at Jakarta. He now has 51,603 points in his kitty.H ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Trending: Four Resorts for a Private Island Vacation

Properties in Africa and Indonesia offer snorkeling, swimming, sandy beaches and seclusion.

- New York Times - US

In This Corner of the World: a Japanese film caught between past and present

Substance GlobalIn This Corner of the World – Kono sekai no katasumi ni – is a film caught between worlds. It is caught between the desire to represent a troubled period in Japanese history using traditional animation techniques, and the difficulties in finding funding for independent' anime that requires innovative ...

- The Conversation - UK

Two Kerobokan escapees found in East Timor, Australian still on the run

Two of the inmates who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail are captured in Dili, East Timor, while two others, including Australian Shaun Davidson, remain on the run.

- ABC News - AU

Flooding in Metro Manila blamed on garbage anew

According a report by Bernadette Reyes on 'Balitanghali', the Metro Manila Development Authority blamed this on the 12 trucks of garbage they collect daily.

- GMA News - PH

SE Asian countries commit to cohesive approach to thwart militants

MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines - The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia agreed on Thursday to pool intelligence and tackle militant financing as fears grow that protracted fighting in a southern Philippine town could be the prelude to an Islamic State infiltration of the region.

- Reuters - US

Two of the four escapees from Bali's Kerobokan jail recaptured

Two of the four prisoners who brazenly escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail have been recaptured, according to reports.The pair were found more than a thousand kilometres away in Dili, the capital of the tiny nation of East Timor.But...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town

Members of the militant Islamic State group holed up in a southern Philippines town have been cornered and their firepower is flagging, the military said on Thursday, as the five-week battle for control of Marawi City raged on.Despite signs that the insurgents are now on the back foot, Southeast Asian governments are ...

- DAWN - PK

PHL, Indonesia, Malaysia agree to control terrorist funds, propaganda

The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to intensify counter-terrorism cooperation and address violent extremism confronting the region following the attack launched by Islamic State-linked local militants in Marawi last month.

- GMA News - PH

Christchurch family pays another $13,500 after fog cancelled flight

A Christchurch family's Bali holiday using "the best airline in the world" was almost ruined when fog forced them to fork out an extra $13,500 to secure new flights. 

- Stuff - NZ

Philippines, neighbors to jointly fight militants amid siege

The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia plan to closely cooperate to halt the flow of militants, weapons, funds and extremist propaganda across their borders as they expressed alarm over recent attacks in their countries.

- FOX News - US

Indonesia arrests 41 suspected militants since May attack

Indonesian police say they have arrested 41 suspected militants following last month's twin suicide bombings in the capital that killed three policemen.

- FOX News - US

Talakayan tungkol sa klima at kasaysayan, isasagawa

Climate Change, laging itong binabanggit. Subalit naiintindihan ba ito ng marami sa atin? Ano nga ba ang koneksyon ng klima sa ating kasaysayan at kultura? Ano ang magiging epekto ng climate change sa ating lahat?

- GMA News - PH

Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town

The country has launched joint patrols with Malaysia and Indonesia to stop the militants from fleeing to the latter two countries.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Wellington firm Evaluation Consult sells after PNG fail to pay $300,000 bill

A Wellington company that struggled for years to recover more than $600,000 it was owed by the Papua New Guinea government has been sold.

- Stuff - NZ

Facebook gets Indonesia nod

Social networking giant Facebook Inc has received an in-principle approval to set up a domestic unit in Indonesia and the government is now processing the details, the country's investment chief said yesterday. Indonesia has been pushing multinational technology firms to be locally incorporated, arguing that companies such ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Watch: The Mysterious Graveyard Where Turtles Go to Die

A mysterious turtle graveyard just off the island of Borneo has stymied experts for years, ever since Jacque Cousteau discovered it in 1998.

- Livescience.com - US

Kucing manja ikut tuan naik motor balik raya

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Jun — Seekor kucing manja dilihat duduk diam atas belakang tuannya yang menunggang motosikal untuk pulang beraya Aidilfitri di Ipoh. Gambar gelagat kucing bernama Twiny menular di media sosial selepas dirakam sewaktu Ahmad...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Where is Barack Obama headed next?

After enjoying a post-presidential European tour, Barack Obama is set to head to Indonesia in early July, The Jarkarta Post reported on Wednesday. Although Obama will reportedly enjoy some time vacationing in the archipelago, he is scheduled to address the Indonesia Diaspora Network Global during th...

- The Raw Story - US

MMDA chief: We'll burn goods seized from returning illegal vendors

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority warned street vendors planning to return to the Edsa-Balintawak area that their goods would be confiscated and burned. The post MMDA chief: We'll burn goods seized from returning illegal vendors appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Siddaramaiah to act in children's film Summer Holidays by Kavitha Lankesh

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is set to act in a bilingual film directed by Kavitha Lankesh.He is playing a cameo in Summer Holidays, a children's film with Kavitha's daughter Esha and nephew Samarjith in the lead. Shooting of his scene is tentatively fixed for Thursday. Actors Prakash Rai and Suman Nagarkar are playing key ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

NNPC: Indonesian Firm Interested In Building Crude Oil Refinery In Nigeria

PT Intim Perkasa has expressed an interest in building a refinery in Nigeria, the West African country's state oil company says.

- Rigzone.com - US

Christchurch family pays another $13,500 after fog cancelled flight

A Christchurch family's Bali holiday was almost ruined by "the best airline in the world" after they were forced to fork out an extra $13,500 to secure new flights. 

- Stuff - NZ

Hundreds of Islamic militants attack Philippine village, take hostage in school: Army

The military has said foreign fighters, including those from Chechnya, Indonesia and Malaysia, have also joined the Marawi conflict.  

- Zee News - IN

Body of Indonesian believed trampled to death by elephant found

KOTA TINGGI, June 21 — The lifeless body of an Indonesian plantation worker believed to have been trampled to death by a wild elephant was found in Ladang Tunjuk Laut, Tanjung Sedili, near here, today. The victim, known as Sofian Adi, 33, is...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Hundreds of Islamic militants attack Philippine village, take hostage in school: Army

The military has said foreign fighters, including those from Chechnya, Indonesia and Malaysia, have also joined the Marawi conflict.  

- Zee News - IN

Mitsubishi Fuso see recovery in commercial vehicle market

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp. saw its sales in Indonesia jump by nearly a quarter in the first five months of 2017, as the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

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