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Headlines

  • Relationships chafe as World Cup takes up quality time

    Staying up all night at the office to watch soccer has become routine for many hard-core fans during World Cup 2010, even though for many this means sacrificing precious quality…

  • Muhammadiyah to consider 39 for leadership council

    Prominent Muslim organization Muhammadiyah is set to open on Saturday its centennial congress, its highest decision making forum, during which it will elect a new chairman for the next five-year-term.

  • Pertamina blamed for safety faults, gas explosions

    A new study by the National Consumer Protection Agency (BPKN) says massive safety flaws are to blame for a spate of almost 100 gas explosions in households.

  • Batavia, AirAsia all clear for Europe flights, says government

    Two more Indonesian airlines will be granted permission to fly in European airspace since they have surpassed safety requirements imposed by the European Commission, an Indonesian government official says.

  • North Jakarta coastal project unacceptable, minister says

    Environment Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta has said he strongly disagrees with a plan to reclaim parts of Jakarta’s north coast, citing potentially severe environmental damage.

  • World Peace Forum: Peace education reduces stereotyping

    Peace education given to Islamic boarding school students significantly reduces negative stereotyping and stigmatization of Western ideas such as pluralism and multiculturalism, an expert says.

  • Police file ‘Tempo’ slander complaint

    The National Police officially filed a criminal report with their own detectives Thursday alleging the cover illustration on this week’s Tempo magazine constitutes slander.

  • Commentary: Police captivated by piggy banks, overlook suspicious content

    The police’s threat to sue Tempo magazine over its piggy bank cover is both amusing and intimidating at the same time, although it’s possible that they are only sounding public…

  • Bambang apologizes for police failures

    Amid an uproar over allegedly suspicious bank accounts held by several top officers, National Police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri apologized for police shortcomings during a speech on the force’s…

  • Sharia-based bylaws a ‘political trick’

    The imposition of sharia-based bylaws is a political maneuver designed by aspiring regional heads who want to garner votes, politicians from the country’s biggest political parties agreed.