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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center,  takes a tour of the Foton Cummins Engine plant in Beijing, China Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Kerry toured the plant and made remarks on climate change cooperation between the United States and China. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

    Kerry in Indonesia to talk climate change

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia to discuss climate change and press authorities in Jakarta and throughout Asia to step up efforts to combat it.

  • Indonesia pulls out of Singapore show amid row

    Indonesian defense officials have pulled out of the Singapore Airshow amid an escalating row over Jakarta's decision to name a warship after two commandos who carried out a deadly bombing against a civilian target in the city state during the 1960s.

  • Indonesia pulls out of Singapore air show amid row

    Indonesian defense officials have pulled out of the Singapore Airshow in the first sign of damaged ties from a dispute over Jakarta's naming of a warship after two commandos who carried out a deadly bombing against a civilian target in the city state during the 1960s.

  • Villagers and a journalist prepare to flee as Mount Sinabung releases pyroclastic flows during an eruption in Namantaran, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The rumbling volcano in western Indonesia has unleashed fresh clouds of searing gas, killing a number people and injuring fewothers. (AP Photo)

    Indonesia volcano unleashes major eruption; at least 14 killed, thousands evacuated

    An Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months unleased a major eruption Saturday, killing 14 people just a day after authorities allowed thousands of villagers who had been evacuated to return to its slopes, saying that activity was decreasing, officials said.

  • In this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 photo, Muslim men watch a slideshow of pictures believed to be from Syria during a prayer calling for jihad to Syria at a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. While security agencies in Europe and beyond are worried about militants returning from Syria, Indonesia knows only too well how foreign battlefields, training opportunities and contact with al-Qaida can lead to deadly results. Indonesian anti-terror officials estimated there were around 50 Indonesian militants fighting against the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria and the number is expected to grow. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

    For Indonesian jihadists, Syrian civil war beckons

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The young Indonesian was raised in an extremist household and graduated from a boarding school notorious for teaching generations of terrorists. So it was perhaps no surprise that when Muhammad Fakhri Ihsani left to study in Pakistan, the lure of jihad proved inescapable.

  • Australia won't comment on lifeboat policy report

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The government refused to comment on a newspaper report on Wednesday that Australia is buying lifeboats to carry asylum seekers back to Indonesian islands.

  • Villagers are seen through the windshield of a car as they seek cover during a volcanic ash fall from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) volcano has sporadically erupted since September. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

    Rumbling volcano in western Indonesia erupts again

    KARO, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities extended a danger zone around a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia on Sunday after it spewed blistering gas farther than expected, sending panicked residents streaming down the sides of the mountain.

  • ** FILE ** Members of the hacking group Anonymous. (Associated Press)

    Anonymous Indonesia hacks 170 Australian websites over spy claims

    A website hacking group, Anonymous Indonesia, claimed to have broken into 170-plus Internet sites affiliated with Australian businesses and organizations in retaliation for reports of government spying with American intelligence.

  • ** FILE ** South Korean protesters wearing masks of U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye perform during a rally denouncing U.S. National Security Agency's alleged spying on its allies near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Embassy Row: Charges of U.S. spying erupt in Asia

    The U.S. spying scandal is spreading to Asia, where the foreign ministers of Malaysia and Indonesia have chastised American diplomats and publicly denounced the National Security Agency.

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