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Indonesian officers check a container full with illegal imported plastics waste in Batam on July 29, 2019. Indonesia has returned seven shipping containers of illegally imported waste to France and Hong Kong, an official.

Indonesia returns containers of waste to France, Hong Kong

30 July 2019, 6:08 AM

The containers from France and Hong Kong were loaded with a combination of garbage, plastic waste and hazardous materials in violation of import rules, according to customs on Batam Island.

One dies, hundreds evacuate after 7.3 quake in Indonesia

15 July 2019, 5:48 AM

At least one person has been found dead and hundreds were evacuated after a major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia on Sunday, an official said.

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Indonesia set to challenge EU on restriction of palm oil in biofuels

12 July 2019, 3:04 PM

Indonesia’s president promised Friday to fight the European Union over plans to restrict the use of palm oil in biofuels.

Rubbish, most of which is plastics, is seen along a shoreline in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Indonesia’s parliament delays approval for levy on plastic bags

3 July 2019, 8:09 AM

Indonesian members of parliament have decided to delay confirmation of a government plan for a levy on plastic bags, but the Finance Minister said she was optimistic the legislation was on track to be adopted this year.

Powerful Indonesian earthquake felt in Australia

24 June 2019, 7:04 AM

A powerful 7.3 magnitude quake struck a remote part of eastern Indonesia on Monday and was felt as far away as the holiday island of Bali and northern Australia, officials said.

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