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Indonesia's capital raised its minimum wages by 11 percent on Friday, far below demands for a 50-percent rise during a two-day strike that failed to draw the millions hoped for by labor unions.
Jakarta raises minimum wage by 11 pct.


Tens of thousands of workers went on strike across Indonesia Thursday, in the latest industrial action to hit Southeast Asia's top economy as its citizens seek a greater share of the spoils from stellar growth.
Mass strikes over pay raises in Indonesia


Indonesian police probing the murder of a young woman at a luxury villa stumbled upon a secret collection of exotic animals, including a cross-breed of a lion and tiger, officials said Wednesday.
Indonesian police probing murder stumble on clandestine zoo


The recent start of the construction of a monorail and mass rapid transit (MRT) system in Jakarta has failed to impress the capital's commuters, who rely mostly on the Transjakarta bus system.

A volcano in western Indonesia erupted on Thursday, unleashing a column of dark volcanic material high into the air weeks after villagers were returning home from an earlier eruption, officials said.

The bribery scandal involving Indonesia's top constitutional judge Akil Mochtar has cast the spotlight on the so-called court mafia, known for their prowess in fixing a desired legal outcome for a high price.

Indonesian anti-corruption investigators have arrested the constitutional court's top judge for allegedly accepting a bribe of more than US$250,000 in a case linked to a disputed election, an official said Thursday.

Beijing and Jakarta signed a series of economic agreements on Wednesday as Chinese President Xi Jinping began a trade-focused trip to Indonesia, his first visit to Southeast Asia since taking power.

Australia's new Prime Minister Tony Abbott insisted Monday that his country has “total respect” for Indonesia's sovereignty after his tough refugee policies, including towing asylum-seekers' boats back to Indonesia, sparked anger.
Abbott seeks to ease tensions in Indonesia


More than 30 people were still missing two days after a boat carrying asylum seekers to Australia sank off the Indonesian coast, killing 22 people including seven children, Indonesian security officials said on Sunday.
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