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Acute problem of deforestation threatens Indonesia

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Acute problem of deforestation threatens Indonesia

Deforestation in Indonesia is responsible for much of the country's greenhouse gas emissions. Indonesia's failure to slow the destruction could impact global warming. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the acute problem of deforestation in Indonesia.

Posted: January 4, 2010 11:20   Comments: 0
Is polygamy good for women?

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Is polygamy good for women?

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil writes about the debate over polygamous marriages in some Muslim countries. Explore a map of polygamy across the globe.

Posted: November 2, 2009 11:04   Comments: 10
Whales and whalers face unknown future in southeast Asia

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Whales and whalers face unknown future in southeast Asia

Residents of the Indonesian island of Flores are among the world's whalers. However, plans for a new marine sanctuary may put an end to a way of life going back 500 years. Daljit Dhaliwal talks about the fate of the whales with Michael Novacek.

Posted: October 28, 2009 11:13   Comments: 3
Religious minority clamors for legal rights in Indonesia

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Religious minority clamors for legal rights in Indonesia

Correspondent and producer Jamilla Trindle reports from Indonesia, where fundamentalists are posing new challenges to the democratically-elected government and to members of minority religious groups.

Posted: October 22, 2009 17:59   Comments: 7
Makeshift hospitals emerge after Indonesian quake

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Makeshift hospitals emerge after Indonesian quake

At least 715 people are confirmed dead after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and the government says thousands more may still be trapped under the rubble. Rescue workers are trying to cope.

Posted: October 2, 2009 11:41   Comments: 0
KIA — a brand new name for Asia’s middle powers

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KIA — a brand new name for Asia’s middle powers

Worldfocus contributing blogger Jonas Parello-Plesner, a senior advisor with the Danish government on Asian affairs, discusses the rise of "KIA" -- a new acronym for Asia’s middle powers: (K)orea, (I)ndonesia, and (A)ustralia.

Posted: August 10, 2009 13:15   Comments: 0
Indonesian sulfur miners toil in smouldering volcanoes

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Indonesian sulfur miners toil in smouldering volcanoes

Indonesian workers on the island of Java brave harsh conditions to mine sulfur, an essential mineral used in items that many people take for granted, like fertilizers, insecticides, gunpowder and matches.

Posted: August 7, 2009 14:04   Comments: 0
Indonesia heads to polls, clinging to newfound stability

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Indonesia heads to polls, clinging to newfound stability

On Wednesday, Indonesia -- the world’s third-largest democracy -- went to the polls in its second direct election. Indonesia had long suffered at the hands of dictators, but is now setting an example of stability in an otherwise chaotic region. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Indonesia describes the mood on election day.

Posted: July 8, 2009 11:30   Comments: 1
Roundup of election results from Europe to Latin America

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Roundup of election results from Europe to Latin America

From Europe to Latin America, voters elected new leaders and governments during the last few months. Here is a roundup of the newly-elected governments with reactions from bloggers on the ground.

Posted: April 1, 2009 08:40   Comments: 0
Indonesian red-light district alive with debate over elections

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Indonesian red-light district alive with debate over elections

Campaigns are heating up as Indonesia approaches parliamentary elections on April 9. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about how election season is shaping up in Dolly, a district of Indonesia known for prostitution. He describes a vigorous debate between women in an overcrowded café.

Posted: March 30, 2009 13:05   Comments: 0

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