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October 9, 2011 | By a Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Jakarta, Indonesia, for less than $1,000? Yes. Cathay Pacific offers a round-trip fare from LAX for $996, including all taxes and fees. It is subject to availability with a six-month maximum stay. Departures are Mondays-Thursdays through Dec. 29. Info:   Cathay Pacific (800) 233-2742 Source: Airfarewatchdog.com
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March 27, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
There is a scene midway through Gareth Evans' action-crime thriller "The Raid 2" that exemplifies the excruciating and exhilarating experience of this gripping paean to the ballet, brutality and blood that courses through martial arts films. The players are not the key ones, but the action is exquisite as two attractive 20-ish Indonesian assassins, a brother-sister team, identify their target in a subway car. Amid tight space and other passengers, Hammer Girl, a mesmerizing Julie Estelle, her long hair swinging in time with the claw hammers she wields, approaches the prey; her brother, Baseball Bat Man (Very Tri Yulisman)
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NEWS
March 6, 1987 | United Press International
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze arrived Thursday for a four-day visit and talks with Indonesian leaders expected to focus on the conflict in Cambodia and Soviet ambitions for a greater role in Asia.
NEWS
August 26, 2012
Here's a $946 round-trip fare from LAX to Jakarta, Indonesia, on China Airlines, but the booking window is short: The fare must be bought by Friday. The fare, which includes all taxes and fees, is subject to availability for travel Mondays-Thursdays from Sept. 3 until Nov. 29. There's a maximum stay of one month. Info: China Airlines , (800) 227-5118 Source: Airfarewatchdog
NEWS
August 21, 1990
Diplomats in Southeast Asia are scrambling to bring together the four factions involved in the Cambodian civil war in a renewed effort to set up an interim government and arrange elections in the country. Indonesia says it has the agreement of the three resistance factions and the government in Phnom Penh to attend a conference in Jakarta, to be held either just before or just after U.N. Security Council talks on Cambodia scheduled for Friday.
NEWS
August 25, 1992
Indonesia is hoping to head off a potentially embarrassing confrontation at next month's Non-Aligned Summit Meeting by taking over leadership from Yugoslavia at a gathering of member foreign ministers Sunday, prior to the opening of the full conference next Tuesday. Iran has threatened to boycott the conference if it's chaired by the new, Serb-dominated Yugoslavia in protest over Serb-led violence against Iran's fellow Muslims in the breakaway republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
NEWS
August 26, 2012
Here's a $946 round-trip fare from LAX to Jakarta, Indonesia, on China Airlines, but the booking window is short: The fare must be bought by Friday. The fare, which includes all taxes and fees, is subject to availability for travel Mondays-Thursdays from Sept. 3 until Nov. 29. There's a maximum stay of one month. Info: China Airlines , (800) 227-5118 Source: Airfarewatchdog
NEWS
October 10, 1985 | From Reuters
An earthquake Wednesday rumbled through western Java, one of Indonesia's most densely populated areas, causing high-rise buildings to sway in Jakarta. No casualties or serious damage were reported immediately. The meteorological office in Jakarta said the earthquake, measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale, was centered 50 miles south of Jakarta.
WORLD
September 12, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Police in Indonesia shot blanks into the air and fired water cannons and tear gas at about 9,000 people protesting the candidacy of Jakarta's governor, a former general accused of rights abuses. Gov. Sutiyoso was, as expected, reelected by city councilors. Sutiyoso, who goes by one name, commanded the Jakarta garrison in 1996 when soldiers attacked the party offices of opposition leader Megawati Sukarnoputri, who is now president. Several dozen people were killed or abducted.
NEWS
December 13, 1985 | Associated Press
A river boat capsized, killing 14 passengers and injuring 22 in the Indragiri River 685 miles north of Jakarta, the newspaper Merdeka reported Thursday. The 39-ton K.M. Sederhana, with 82 people aboard, capsized Tuesday night near Rengat, the district capital.
NEWS
October 9, 2011 | By a Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Jakarta, Indonesia, for less than $1,000? Yes. Cathay Pacific offers a round-trip fare from LAX for $996, including all taxes and fees. It is subject to availability with a six-month maximum stay. Departures are Mondays-Thursdays through Dec. 29. Info:   Cathay Pacific (800) 233-2742 Source: Airfarewatchdog.com
WORLD
November 10, 2010 | By Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times
President Obama on Wednesday called on Muslims worldwide to reject Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations, saying they had no claim to leadership in the Islamic world. In an address to University of Indonesia students in the country where he spent four years of his childhood ? the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation ? Obama urged his listeners to embrace the tolerance he said he had encountered here. "As a Christian visiting a mosque on this visit," he said, "I found it in the words of a leader who was asked about my visit and said: 'Muslims are also allowed in churches.
WORLD
November 10, 2010 | By Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times
President Obama will probably cut short his one-day Indonesia visit because volcanic ash is complicating air travel in the region, aides said as Air Force One arrived here Tuesday. The change would be just the latest of several disruptions in the president's trip to the country where he lived for a while as a child. The Tuesday arrival comes after two cancellations earlier in the year, first because of a congressional vote on the president's healthcare plan and then because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
WORLD
July 19, 2009 | John M. Glionna
For years, James Castle has been Mr. Indonesia, a well-known Western face here promoting the world's most populous Muslim nation as a sensible international investment destination. The graying, bespectacled American met with presidents and generals, his CastleAsia consulting firm guiding outside investors with advice about political risk and economic trends.
WORLD
July 18, 2009 | Josh Meyer and John M. Glionna
International suspicion focused on a Malaysian accountant-turned-bomb-maker as the instigator of a pair of hotel blasts in Jakarta on Friday that may signal the reemergence of deadly attacks by Southeast Asian groups affiliated with Al Qaeda, counter-terrorism officials and analysts said.
WORLD
July 17, 2009 | John M. Glionna
Two powerful bomb blasts targeting major international hotels rocked the business district of the Indonesian capital today, killing nine people and wounding at least 50 others. Authorities did not immediately identify the perpetrators of the explosions at the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels in Jakarta, but anti-terrorism forces were at the scenes of both explosions.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1987
"The Wild Man of Hollywood Meets the Wilds of Borneo" (by Jack Mathews, Nov. 8) was both interesting and informative. However, the cartographer for the article made one error. Jakarta (formerly Batavia), as any fifth-grade student knows, is on the island of Java, not Sumatra as the map indicates. WILLIAM SHATTUC West Covina
NEWS
July 5, 1986 | From Reuters
Six people died and more than 2,500 were left homeless by floods that hit 28 villages in the Sumatran district of Wonosobo, local officials report. The floods destroyed 500 acres of rice crops and damaged coffee plantations, although traders in Jakarta said most of the district's coffee had been harvested.
WORLD
February 17, 2009 | Paul Watson
The last time Indonesia allowed Peace Corps volunteers to work here, they weren't sent into villages to teach English or build schools. The Americans were assigned to whip athletes into shape for the 1964 Olympics. The peculiar aid to reluctant hosts didn't work out: Jakarta ended up boycotting the Tokyo Games, and thugs from the Indonesian Communist Party, which accused the American coaches of being CIA agents, ran them out of the country in 1965, less than three years after they had arrived.
WORLD
September 7, 2007 | Paul Watson, Times Staff Writer
Russian President Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday promised more than $1 billion in advanced weapons to Indonesia and pressed for closer military and economic ties to this longtime U.S. ally in Southeast Asia. Putin, the first Russian leader to visit Indonesia since former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev did so in the 1950s, agreed to provide two Kilo-class submarines, 20 amphibious tanks and 22 passenger and attack helicopters.
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