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Auckland Zoo's Sumatran tiger Jaka put down, just shy of his 18th birthday.

Auckland Zoo's Sumatran tiger Jaka has been put down after vets found a large inoperable tumour in his intestine. 

- Stuff - NZ

IS cleric freed for Indonesia Independence Day nabbed.

JAKARTA -- A radical Islamic cleric granted an early release from prison to mark Indonesia's Independence Day has been re-arrested for alleged involvement in several militant attacks.

- BangkokPost - TH

Photos: How Indonesians Celebrate 72 Years of Independence.

Indonesia's Independence Day, Aug. 17, is about climbing greased poles,but not all about climbing greased poles. There are also sack races.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Report: MACC probing a third FIC-owned hotel in Sabah.

The investigation is focused on three-star Grand Borneo Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, a source tells NST.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Australia's highest court says policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid.

SYDNEY " Australia's highest court says policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Australian court: Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal.

SYDNEY " Australia's highest court ruled on Thursday that the country's policy of sending asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by boat to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid, despite Papua New Guinea's court ruling...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Indonesia to start 1-year countdown as Asian Games host.

JAKARTA, Indonesia " Indonesia starts a one-year countdown clock on Friday as it races to complete venues to host an Asian Games that it hopes will showcase the archipelago as a leading nation in the region and boost its perennially...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Song Ji-hyo to Promote Korean Products Fair in Indonesia.

Actress Song Ji-hyo has been named a promotional ambassador for a Korean Wave expo, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said on Thursday. The fair is held annually to promote Korean products and pop culture. This year's event will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sept. 4-5. Song will give i...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Malaysia pintas Indonesia, kutip empat pingat emas.

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 Ogos — Malaysia memintas Indonesia dalam kutipan pingat, apabila memperoleh tiga emas semalam menerusi memanah dan renang berirama, menjadikan kutipan pingat keseluruhan kepada empat emas menjelang pembukaan rasmi Sukan SEA...

- The Malay Mail - MY

25 killed in overnight police operations in Manila.

At least 25 individuals were killed in different police operations conducted in Manila on Thursday evening, according to a report on 'Unang Balita.'

- GMA News - PH

PNG expands security crackdown to quell post-election violence.

Papua New Guinea's Government sends extra military and police personnel to two highland provinces in an attempt to stop fighting triggered by disputed election results.

- ABC News - AU

India start campaign against Australia

Three-time champions India and Australia are set to clash in their tournament opener of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held from January 13 to February 3 next year.India and Australia are clubbed together in Group B along with Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea, according to the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Google tests a version of its Search app for data-lacking locales

Google is testing a lite version of its search app in Indonesia, according to reports from Android Police. The company placed ads on Facebook in the country inviting users to try out the app, which is being called "Search " for now. This ap...

- Engadget - US

First successful wild whale shark health assessments performed

For the first time ever, scientists successfully performed health assessments, including collecting blood and biological samples, taking measurements and attaching satellite tracking tags, to a population of wild whale sharks - the world's largest fish, classified as "endangered" since 2016. The research advancement, which ...

- PhysOrg - NL

President Ilham Aliyev congratulates Indonesian counterpart

- Today.Az - AZ

Malaysia tops medals board at SEA Games with four gold

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Malaysia overtook Indonesia to top the medals board, picking up three gold today from archery and synchronised swimming to raise their overall tally to four as the 29th SEA Games readies for its official opening on...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Download Google's experimental data-sipping Search Lite app

Technology companies are increasingly realizing that if they are to break into emerging markets, they're going to have to reduce the amount of data their apps use. Facebook Lite, Twitter Lite and LinkedIn Lite are just some of the less demanding apps to have been launched recently. Google doesn't want to miss out on the ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Alibaba leads $1.1B investment in Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia

Alibaba has continued its push into Southeast Asia after it led a $1.1 billion investment in Tokopedia, an e-commerce firm based in Indonesia. A valuation for the deal was not announced, but the companies did say that Alibaba has become a minority shareholder. Tokopedia, which was founded in 2009, operates a marketplace ...

- TechCrunch - US

Reformed ex-militants in Indonesia mark Independence Day

TENGGULUN, Indonesia - Fifteen years since they were members of a radical Islamist group that killed 202 people on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali, Ali Fauzi and Sumarno are building peace instead of bombs.

- Reuters - US

Shraddha 'excited' to work with Prabhas in 'Saaho'

Shraddha Kapoor will be Prabhas leading lady in "Saaho" and the actor says she is looking forward to work with the "Baahubali" star.The sci-fi action film will be directed by Sujeeth and will also feature Neil Nithin Mukesh as the antagonist.Taking to Twitter, Shraddha wrote, "So so excited to be a part of the Saaho team ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Reformed Indonesia militants mark Independence Day

TENGGULUN, Indonesia -- Fifteen years since they were members of a radical Islamist group that killed 202 people on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali, Ali Fauzi and Sumarno are building peace instead of bombs.

- BangkokPost - TH

India face Australia in ICC U19 World Cup opener

Dubai, Aug 17 Three-time champions India and Australia will lock horns in their tournament opener of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup, to be held in New Zealand from January 13 to February 3 next year. India are clubbed with Australia, Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea in Group B, an International ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Reformed ex-militants in Indonesia mark Independence Day

Former devotees of the Jemaah Islamiah militant group are counselling ex-militants The post Reformed ex-militants in Indonesia mark Independence Day appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Google is testing a data-friendly version of its Search app

Google might soon release a data-friendly version of its search app for mobile. That's because the company is currently piloting such an app in Indonesia, as the eagle-eyed team at Android Police first spotted. “Search Lite” , which TechCrunch understands is not the name of the app, but it is certainly an ...

- TechCrunch - US

Australian court: Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal

Australia's highest court has ruled that the country's policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid

- The Daily Star - LB

Bali bombers' brother and former bombmaker asks for forgiveness

Ali Fauzi wears a similar grin to his dead brothers who executed the Bali bombings and killed 88 Australians, but Ali Fauzi, once chief bombmaker for terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah, is now fighting radicalisation.

- ABC News - AU

Low-cost carriers to benefit from Asean holiday boom

Demand for domestic travel rises most among Indonesians

- Financial Times - US

Australia Rules That Sending Refugees to Detention Camps in Papua New Guinea is Legal

Papua New Guinea has ruled the practice unconstitutional

- TIME Magazine - US

Australian court: Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal

Australia's highest court has ruled that the country's policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid.

- FOX News - US

Australian court: Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal

- Townhall.com - US

US-backed Syrian Civil Council Pardons Dozens of Islamic State Members

In an attempt to stabilize Raqqa after the Islamic State, the U.S.-backed Raqqa Civil Council on Wednesday announced it has pardoned 96 local members of IS who reportedly did not engage in crimes. VOA’s Mahmoud Bali reports.

- Voice of America - US

High Court challenge to offshore immigration detention power fails

The decision reveals the striking breadth of the government's power to deal with asylum seekers and refugees in ways that directly contravene international law. AAP/Eoin BlackwellThe High Court has today rejected a claim that the Australian government can only exercise its powers outside Australia for purposes that would be ...

- The Conversation - UK

Indonesia clinic gives relief to Muslims with tattoo regrets

TANGERANG, Indonesia " Each staccato rat-a-tat-tat of the laser firing an intense beam at the elaborate red, green and black dragon on Taufiq Hidayat's arm is, he prays, bringing him closer to God.The shirtless, slender 30-year-old...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Woodside Sees Qatar Targeting New LNG Buyers With Supply Surge

Woodside expects rival Qatar to target the emerging markets of India and Pakistan with a new wave of supply next decade and not cannibalize traditional Asian buyers.

- Rigzone.com - US

Indonesia clinic gives relief to Muslims with tattoo regrets

Each staccato rat-a-tat-tat of the laser firing an intense beam at the elaborate red, green and black dragon on Taufiq Hidayat's arm is, he prays, bringing him closer to God.

- The Daily Star - LB

Rafako to build power units in Indonesia for €73 mln

WSE-listed industrial builder Rafako won the tender to build two 50 MW coal-fired steam power units in Indonesia for €70.3 million. Rafako’s bid was part of the consortium one and constitutes some 35 percent of the total bid value.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Indonesia stocks lead Southeast Asia markets

Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Wednesday, in line with broader Asia, with Indonesia gaining nearly 1% and the Philippines ending at a near three-week high.

- BangkokPost - TH

Amnesty sounds alarm as Indonesia slays drug suspects

As police kill 60 people in 2016 compared to 18 last year, group says country could be following Philippines' footsteps.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Drug dealer deaths triple as Indonesia moves towards Philippines-style war on narcotics

The number of suspected drug dealers killed by Indonesian police has more than tripled so far this year from the whole of 2016, activists said on Wednesday, raising concerns the country may be headed towards a bloody Philippines-style war on narcotics. At least 60 suspected dealers have died so far this year, up from last ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

US aerospace firms invest in Indonesia

US firms UTC Aerospace Systems and Jabil have inaugurated new industrial facilities in Bandung, Indonesia, to manufacture aerospace components and systems, the companies have confirmed to Jane's . The facilities, which are co-located but will operate independently from one another, will be

- Jane’s - US

Local Authorities in Indonesia are Considering Executing Arsonists

Against the backdrop of massive fires raging in five Indonesian provinces, a representative of local authorities has proposed a radical solution to address the problem, namely, the shooting of those who have deliberately provoked them, broadcasts Voice of America. In a state of emergency are the province of Riau, Jambi, ...

- Novinite - BG

Deaths rise among Indonesian drug dealers amid fears of PHL-style campaign

JAKARTA -- The number of suspected drug dealers killed by Indonesian police has more than tripled so far this year from the whole of 2016, activists said on Wednesday, raising concerns the country may be headed towards a bloody Philippines-style war on narcotics.

- GMA News - PH

Deaths rise among Indonesian drug dealers amid fears of Philippines-style campaign

JAKARTA, Aug 16 —The number of suspected drug dealers killed by Indonesian police has more than tripled so far this year from the whole of 2016, activists said today, raising concerns the country may be headed towards a bloody Philippines-style...

- The Malay Mail - MY

SZtv: Borneo Wildlife Warriors — saving the world's smallest bear

For Bertie's first assignment out of boot camp, he gets to follow senior vet Dr Pakee at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and meets Sigalung, one of the resident bears, for his annual medical check.

- The Malay Mail - MY

'Borneo Wildlife Warriors' returns for a second season

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 16 — Webseries Borneo Wildlife Warriors that puts the spotlight on Sabah's Wildlife Rescue Unit is back with a second season. In this six-part weekly programme, the show will further explore the protection theme that shows...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Baahubali Effect changes how India makes movies

Several big budget movies, including one for Rs 300 crore on Karna and another Rs 1,000 crore movie based on Bhima, have been launched on the same model.

- Rediff - IN

Chemical Terror Plot Inspired by ISIS, Indonesian Police Say

Authorities are investigating an alleged plot by Islamic State supporters suspected to build chemical bombs for attacks at the presidential palace and other targets.

- Wall Street Journal - US

​Kiwis in flight: We go inside Obama's luxury Bali villa

Do you want to holiday like the Obamas?

- Stuff - NZ

Deaths rise among Indonesian drug dealers amid fears of Philippines-style campaign

JAKARTA - The number of suspected drug dealers killed by Indonesian police has more than tripled so far this year from the whole of 2016, activists said on Wednesday, raising concerns the country may be headed towards a bloody Philippines-style war on narcotics.

- Reuters - US

Indonesia's Dirgantara N219 completes maiden flight

Key Points Indonesia has completed the maiden flight of its N219 twin-turboprop aircraft Flight paves the way for further tests and certifications for the programme, which was originally scheduled to begin serial production in 2015 State-owned firm PT Dirgantara Indonesia has flown its

- Jane’s - US

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