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BUSINESS
October 9, 1997 | Associated Press
The International Monetary Fund said it will provide a financial rescue package to Indonesia after a sharp fall in the value of the currency of the world's fourth most populous country. The international lending institution said it would send a team of experts to Jakarta this week to work out details and would join World Bank and Asian Development Bank teams already in the field. The move was the latest by the organizations to help financially troubled Asian economies.
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WORLD
January 25, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
An internationally funded report supports claims that Indonesian soldiers intentionally killed five foreign journalists who were covering Jakarta's 1975 invasion of East Timor. The Reception, Truth and Reconciliation Commission report was presented to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan last week. It has yet to be made public, but portions were seen by Associated Press.
WORLD
October 18, 2002 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, accused by neighboring countries of heading a regional terrorist group, was named by Indonesian police Thursday as a suspect in a series of church bombings and ordered to appear for questioning. The move appears to be the first step in a crackdown on suspected terrorists in Indonesia following a weekend car bombing on the resort island of Bali that killed more than 180 people, mostly young foreigners.
WORLD
September 19, 2004 | From Associated Press
Police said Saturday that they have arrested four suspects in the Sept. 9 suicide bombing at the Australian Embassy in Indonesia's capital. The four men were detained under anti-terrorist laws but have not been charged in the attack, which killed nine people, including two bombers, and wounded nearly 180. National Police Chief Dai Bachtiar said he was "convinced" police would capture the alleged masterminds, Malaysian militants Azahari bin Husin and Noordin Top.
WORLD
November 19, 2002 | From Associated Press
Separatist rebels in Aceh province will sign a peace deal with the Indonesian government Dec. 9 to end 26 years of fighting that has killed thousands of people, international mediators said today. The word came from the Geneva-based Henry Dunant Center for Humanitarian Dialogue, which has facilitated talks between the two sides since 2000. The proposed peace plan offers more autonomy for the province's 4 million inhabitants and elections for a provincial legislature and administration.
SCIENCE
April 1, 2006 | From Reuters
The fault that caused the 9.0 earthquake in Indonesia in December 2004 and the devastating tsunami that followed could still cause some big ruptures, U.S. researchers said Thursday. Analysis of the damage of an 8.7 quake that followed in the same area three months later shows potential for large movements south of the 2004 and 2005 ruptures, said Richard Briggs and Kerry Sieh of Caltech. "This southern part is very likely about ready to go again," Sieh said in a statement.
SPORTS
July 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
Ljudmila Pavlov, the late replacement for Monica Seles on the Yugoslav Federation Cup team, lost two matches Monday as Indonesia defeated Yugoslavia, 3-0, in a first-round match at Nottingham, England. "With Monica, we would have been in the semifinals," said Branislav Todorovic, an official of the Yugoslav Tennis Federation. "Instead, we lost to Indonesia for the second straight year."
WORLD
November 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
The United States has restored military ties with Indonesia, ending a six-year ban on such contact with the world's most populous Muslim nation imposed because of human rights concerns, the U.S. State Department said. The Bush administration, which announced the move Tuesday in Washington, has long argued that isolating Indonesia was not in America's interests. The action drew immediate criticism from rights groups.
WORLD
March 25, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Two Komodo dragons mauled a fruit picker to death in eastern Indonesia, the latest in a string of attacks on humans by the world's largest lizard species. Police said the 31-year-old man was attacked on Komodo, one of four islands where the reptile is found in the wild, minutes after he fell out of a tree.
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