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  • Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi", left, and his wife Iriana, show their inked fingers after casting their ballots during the presidential election in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. As the world's third-largest democracy began voting Wednesday to elect a new president, Indonesians are divided between two very different choices: a one-time furniture maker, Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, and a wealthy ex-army general with close links to former dictator Suharto, Prabowo Subianto. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Both rivals claim victory in Indonesia elections

    The rival candidates in Indonesia's presidential election each claimed victory Wednesday, raising the possibility of potentially destabilizing political and legal uncertainty in a nation that made the transition from dictatorship to democracy less than two decades ago.

  • FILE - In this June 24, 2014 file photo, new packs of cigarettes displaying pictorial health warnings are arranged on the counter by a shop attendant for photographers at a convenience store in Jakarta, Indonesia. Tobacco companies on Tuesday largely snubbed an Indonesian law requiring them to put graphic photo warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, marking another setback in a country that's home to the world's highest rate of men smokers and a wild, wild west of advertising. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)

    More countries adding graphic warnings to cigarettes

    Indonesia became the newest country to mandate graphic photo warnings on cigarette packs on Tuesday, joining more than 40 other nations or territories that have adopted similar regulations in recent years.

  • A fighter with the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) distributes a copy of the Quran, Islam's holy book, to a driver in central northern city of Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Sunni militants on Sunday captured two border crossings, one along the frontier with Jordan and the other with Syria, security and military officials said, as they pressed on with their offensive in one of Iraq's most restive regions. (AP Photo)

    ISIL hoodies, T-shirts make debut on online retail shops

    T-shirts, hoodies and dolls emblazoned with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) logo have begun appearing on online retail shops run from Indonesia, as well as on the Facebook pages operated by the retailers.

  • 'Cadbury jihad' ending as Malaysians say chocolates are pig-free

    A week of angst is on the verge of ending as officials in Malaysia say chocolates produced by the local Cadbury factory is free of "porcine DNA," ending what media called a "jihad" against the legendary candy-maker.

  • Arizona looks for ways to prevent wrong-way wrecks

    Arizona officials are trying to figure out how to curb wrong-way accidents on state highways after three such accidents killed seven people within a week.

  • Indonesia bans video sharing site for nudity

    Indonesia banned the popular video sharing site Vimeo, saying it contains nudity, which officials in the world's most populous Muslim country consider to be pornographic material.

  • New controversy in Australia-Indonesia relations

    Reports that the Australian navy added three passengers to an asylum seeker boat turned back to Indonesia have threatened to further damage already strained relationships between the countries over Australia's tough policies to deter boat arrivals.

  • University of Rhode Island gets innovation grant

    The University of Rhode Island has received a grant to pursue research with universities in the United Kingdom and Indonesia.

  • Wearing what he said to be a Chinese-made watch, Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Moeldoko speaks to the media during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Under fire in the media after being photographed with the luxury watch on his wrist, Indonesia's military commander says his critics should move on, explaining the timepiece is a cheap Chinese fake. (AP Photo)

    Indonesian general says his flashy watch is a fake

    Indonesia's military commander said critics who called him out for wearing an especially luxurious watch should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake.

  • Asian fans only have eyes for European football

    There were so few people watching Vietnam take on Hong Kong in a recent Asian Cup qualifier that turnstile staff hardly bothered checking tickets on the damp, cold Hanoi evening.

  • Asian fans only have eyes for European soccer

    There were so few people watching Vietnam play Hong Kong in a recent Asian Cup qualifier that turnstile staff hardly bothered checking tickets on the damp, cold Hanoi evening.

  • FILE - In this April 1, 2014 file photo, New Zealand actor Russell Crowe poses for photographers at the premiere of his film "Noah" in Paris. Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic "Noah," joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet. Film censors in both countries said Monday, April 7, 2014, that the portrayal of the ark-building prophet by Crowe was against Islamic laws. Depictions of any prophet are shunned in Islam to avoid worship of a person rather than God. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

    Malaysia, Indonesia ban biblical epic 'Noah'

    Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic "Noah," joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet.

  • FILE- In this June 9, 2013 photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is shown. Four journalists, Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras of The Guardian and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post, will receive the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting for their stories based on secret documents that Snowden released. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

    NAPOLITANO: NSA now meddling with lawyers

    In the months since Edward Snowden revealed the nature and extent of the spying that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been perpetrating upon Americans and foreigners, some of the NSA's most troublesome behavior has not been a part of the public debate.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, is ushered by Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa before a meeting at the Foreign Ministry office in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Adi Weda, Pool)

    Indonesia baffled by spying on shrimp spat

    Indonesia's foreign minister said Monday he was baffled by the latest report of a top-secret document about Australia spying on Indonesia and offering to share that information with the U.S., saying he was not sure how snooping on a trade spat could relate to security.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry takes a selfie with a group of students before delivering a speech on climate change on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Climate change may be the world's "most fearsome" weapon of mass destruction and urgent global action is needed to combat it, Kerry said on Sunday, comparing those who deny its existence or question its causes to people who insist the Earth is flat. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, Pool)

    John Kerry mocks those who deny climate change

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called climate change perhaps the world's "most fearsome" destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence or question its causes, comparing them to people who insist the Earth is flat.

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