Pope Francis prays for victims of Indonesia attack
29 March 2021 | 6:57 am
During the Angelus prayer at the end of the Palm Sunday mass in the St. Peter Basilica, Pope Francis remembers victims of violence, especially those involved in this morning's attack in Indonesia, in front of the Cathedral of Makassar.
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Authorities said they recovered debris that indicated the submarine with 53 crew members sank. The submarine's oxygen reserve was estimated to run out early Saturday.
10 May 2021
The volcano has been increasingly active of late, with at least 15 smaller eruptions recorded in the past week. Locals have been advised to stay several kilometers away from the crater.
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Thousands of people gathered at a vaccination centre in the Indonesian city of Tangerang on Tuesday, though many had not registered in advance and were blocked from entering the centre.
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Authorities use a fire engine to spray water at people who violate new virus restrictions in the Indonesian city of Semarang. The Southeast Asian nation has seen an unprecedented wave of infections driven by the highly contagious Delta variant, said government officials.
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Indonesian authorities dress up as ghosts as part of a campaign to highlight new virus restrictions in a country where supernatural beliefs are widespread. The "ghosts" are aiming to scare people into respecting the rules. Indonesia's huge social media space has been jammed with fake news and hoaxes about the virus, while many have expressed doubts about taking vaccines.
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Just under 1% of Indonesia's 17 million Indigenous people have been vaccinated against COVID. Bureaucratic and geographical obstacles are to blame for the low rate of inoculation.
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Indonesia's coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 on Wednesday as the country struggles to control the spread of the Delta variant. The impact of the pandemic can be seen at the Rorotan public cemetery, one of the biggest Covid burial sites in the nation.
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Human rights groups have long decried the invasive "two-finger" tests as cruel and abusive, while the Indonesian military previously said the tests helped determine recruits' morality.
11 Aug 2021
A Nigerian diplomat has been brutalised by Indonesian Immigration officials. It is unclear what led to the incident but the official was harassed in front of the Nigerian diplomatic mission in the Asian country, on Saturday.
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The Indonesian army says it will no longer conduct the "two-finger" tests on women applying to join the forces, but there are worries that the ban might not last long.
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Kasegeran is a remote town in Java that most Indonesians would struggle to find on a map. But it’s also home to an unlikely collection of emerging YouTubers, as villagers swap their traditional jobs for the big earnings of online video stars.
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Afghan refugees in Indonesia express concerns about the safety of their family members after the Taliban takeover of the country. They demand to be reunited with their relatives from Afghanistan after living in limbo at a shelter in Indonesia for years without certainty.
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