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Indonesia: Country in Southeast Asia and Oceania
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Kalimantan), Sulawesi, and New Guinea (Papua). Indonesia is the world's largest island country and the 14th largest country by land area, at 1,904,569 square kilometres. With over 267 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population.

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Eid in Indonesia: Horse cart business hit hard by pandemic [Video]

Eid in Indonesia: Horse cart business hit hard by pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has stopped the annual homecoming for most workers in Indonesia, and millions are separated from their loved ones.

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Empty middle seat? It depends where you're flying [Video]

Empty middle seat? It depends where you're flying

Airlines face deep confusion over whether middle seats should be left empty, or whether other measures should be taken to keep passengers safe from contagion. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Indonesia gov't urged to step up COVID-19 response [Video]

Indonesia gov't urged to step up COVID-19 response

Health experts are warning that the virus crisis is far from under control - and could worsen unless tougher action is taken.

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Indonesian fishermen return home after deaths on Chinese ships [Video]

Indonesian fishermen return home after deaths on Chinese ships

The Indonesian government is launching a joint investigation with China, but workers' advocates are sceptical.

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Masks and no touching: Indonesia aims to keep markets alive [Video]

Masks and no touching: Indonesia aims to keep markets alive

While many shops are forced to shutter in Indonesia as part of the social distancing measures aimed at curbing the spread of new coronavirus, one traditional market in central Java province decided to..

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Calls for probe into forced labour, deaths on Chinese vessels [Video]

Calls for probe into forced labour, deaths on Chinese vessels

Indonesian government calling on Beijing to respond to accusations Indonesian nationals were worked to death on board Chinese fishing vessels.

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Travellers stuck in transit recreate diving holiday in stop motion video [Video]

Travellers stuck in transit recreate diving holiday in stop motion video

Stop motion video using toilet roll and sheets recreates underwater experience while in lockdown in Toronto

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Indonesia among countries struggling with social distancing [Video]

Indonesia among countries struggling with social distancing

Outbreak of COVID-19 has forced countries around the world to reassess what it means to be an essential worker.

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Indonesian man self-quarantines in bamboo forest [Video]

Indonesian man self-quarantines in bamboo forest

Upon returning to his hometown for fasting month celebration, Abdullah Al-Mabrur went into a 14-day self-isolation in a bamboo forest while helping to clean up a river running through his village.

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Indonesia travel ban leaves workers stranded during Ramadan [Video]

Indonesia travel ban leaves workers stranded during Ramadan

Millions are not allowed to leave Jakarta to travel back to hometowns before Eid holiday and now many say they can no longer afford to stay in Indonesia’s big cities.

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COVID-19: Countries across Asia tighten measures [Video]

COVID-19: Countries across Asia tighten measures

Singapore and Hong Kong have extended travel and business restrictions and mass migration has been banned in Indonesia ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.

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Hundreds of earthworms surfacing around Indonesia [Video]

Hundreds of earthworms surfacing around Indonesia

Footage shows massive amount of earthworms emerging. Video credit: Iswanto

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Indonesia pandemic: fears about COVID-19 ahead of lockdown [Video]

Indonesia pandemic: fears about COVID-19 ahead of lockdown

Millions of migrant workers head home before Friday lockdown as fears rise about low testing rate for coronavirus.

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Indonesia's coronavirus drone spray criticised by health experts [Video]

Indonesia's coronavirus drone spray criticised by health experts

Authorities in Indonesia are using drones and fire engines to spray disinfectant in the street in a bid to tackle coronavirus, against the advice of health experts. Joe Davies reports.

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Nursing body calls for more equipment on front lines [Video]

Nursing body calls for more equipment on front lines

More equipment is needed to protect the world's nurses working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic to save lives, the head of the International Council of Nurses said. Emer McCarthy reports.

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