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Jakarta's motorcycle taxis get backpack shield for virus battle

Jun 10 2020

JAKARTA Jakarta's motorcycle taxi drivers have a new weapon in the battle against the coronavirus - a plastic shield they can strap on backpack-style to isolate them from passengers.

Jakarta mosques host Friday prayers for first time in two months

Jun 05 2020

JAKARTA Indonesians in Jakarta returned to mosques on Friday for prayers after the city relaxed rules on attending places of worship as part of a loosening of restrictions in place since late March to contain the spread of the coronavirus.Jakarta's governor on Thursday announced some easing of restrictions including attending mosques for communal prayers but warned the fight against the outbreak was far from over in southeast Asia's biggest city.

Indonesian barber gears up to groom during coronavirus

Apr 09 2020

BOGOR, Indonesia Indonesian hair stylist Herman Maulanasyah knows that he may look comical in his makeshift protective gear but he sees that as a small price if it helps protect him and his customers from the novel coronavirus. | Video

Indonesian tailor gets protective in coronavirus fight

Mar 31 2020

JAKARTA Reta Riana was shocked when she discovered how Indonesian medical staff were forced to wear raincoats as makeshift protective wear, so she decided to use her sewing skills to make suits for hospital staff tackling coronavirus cases.

Best foot forward: Indonesian makes shoes from chicken feet

Mar 11 2020

BANDUNG, Indonesia It sounds like a riddle - what feet can be used to make shoes to put on your feet? | Video

Hijab but no helmet, Indonesian woman conquers Wall of Death

Sep 11 2019

TAKENGON, Indonesia Devi Apriliyani turns heads when the carnival she works with comes to town. | Video

Indonesia to close giant lizard island leaving guides, villagers in the lurch

Aug 27 2019

KOMODO, Indonesia Almost every day 20-year-old Rizaldian Syahputra puts on his blue uniform, laces up his high boots and leaves his wooden house on stilts for a job many nature-lovers would envy. | Video

Protesters, police clash in second night of post-election protests in Indonesia

May 22 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian police fired water cannon and rubber bullets at protesters setting fires and trying to breach barbed wire barricades on Wednesday as demonstrations over the outcome of the presidential election hit the capital for a second night. | Video

Indonesia hope Asian Games can help re-boot national soccer team

Jul 23 2018

JAKARTA Indonesia hopes hosting the upcoming Asian Games will help revive the fortunes of its troubled national soccer team and act as a springboard for their qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics, the nation's soccer association said.

Indonesia's president says military should stay out of politics

Oct 05 2017

CILEGON, Indonesia Indonesia's armed forces should stay out of politics and ensure their loyalty is only to the state and the government, President Joko Widodo said on Thursday at a parade to mark the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the country's military.

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