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Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entry

Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entryIndonesia's government is seeking clarification from the U.S. after the Indonesian military chief was denied entry to the country, an official said Sunday.



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US diplomat apologizes after Indonesia general denied entry

US diplomat apologizes after Indonesia general denied entryJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A U.S. diplomat apologized to Indonesia's government Monday after the top Indonesian general was prevented from traveling to Washington, but a Jakarta official said the country expected a complete explanation.



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Indonesia military chief 'free to travel to US': embassy

Indonesia military chief 'free to travel to US': embassyIndonesia’s military chief is free to travel to the United States, the US embassy said Monday, after the general was apparently stopped as he tried to board a flight. Jakarta has demanded an explanation for the incident after General Gatot Nurmantyo — who is believed to harbour presidential ambitions — was refused boarding in Jakarta by the US Customs and Border Protection agency. Nurmantyo had been invited to Washington by the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, America’s highest-ranking military officer, where he was due to attend a conference.



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Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entry

Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entryJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's government is seeking clarification from the U.S. after the Indonesian military chief was denied entry to the country, an official said Sunday.



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Passengers describe terror aboard Indonesia AirAsia flight

Passengers describe terror aboard Indonesia AirAsia flightCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight from Australia to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling after their airliner lost cabin air pressure and rapidly descended.



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Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest level

Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest levelJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali to the highest level, and more than 11,000 villagers have left their homes around the mountain, officials said Friday.



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AP PHOTOS: Palm oil kills orangutans in Indonesia peat swamp

AP PHOTOS: Palm oil kills orangutans in Indonesia peat swampTRIPA PEAT SWAMP, Indonesia (AP) — It's been called the orangutan capital of the world, but the great apes in Indonesia's Tripa peat forest on the island of Sumatra are under threat by palm oil plantations that have gobbled up thousands of acres of land to make room for trees that produce the most consumed vegetable oil on the planet.



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Indonesia detains 153 over $450-million scam targeting Chinese

Indonesia detains 153 over $  450-million scam targeting ChineseIndonesian police on Monday said they had detained more than 150 Chinese nationals accused of carrying out a sophisticated scam that netted around $ 450 million by tricking their compatriots into paying to make legal cases go away. “This is an international syndicate of online fraud,” Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono told a news conference. “The information first came from China’s police department, so this is a joint investigation.” Police said the suspects, 148 of whom were Chinese nationals and the rest Indonesian, had been detained during weekend raids in the capital Jakarta, the city of Surabaya and the islands of Batam and Bali.



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Obama on temple sojourn during Indonesia holiday

Obama on temple sojourn during Indonesia holidayBarack Obama took his wife and daughters to the ancient Borobudur temple on Java on Wednesday on a family vacation to Indonesia, where the former US president spent part of his childhood. The Obamas arrived in the city of Yogyakarta in central Java and headed straight to explore the Borobudur, an ancient Buddhist temple built in the 8th and 9th centuries. “Obama is fascinated by Borobudur, and he remembers that he has seen this temple when he was a child,” said Edy Setijono, head of the temple management complex, who accompanied the family at the site.



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Obama on temple sojourn during Indonesia holiday

Obama on temple sojourn during Indonesia holidayBarack Obama took his wife and daughters to the ancient Borobudur temple on Java on Wednesday on a family vacation to Indonesia, where the former US president spent part of his childhood. The Obamas arrived in the city of Yogyakarta in central Java and headed straight to explore the Borobudur, an ancient Buddhist temple built in the 8th and 9th centuries. “Obama is fascinated by Borobudur, and he remembers that he has seen this temple when he was a child,” said Edy Setijono, head of the temple management complex, who accompanied the family at the site.



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