Julie McCarthy

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In Indonesia, Joko Widodo Secures Another 5-Year Term As President

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo secured another five-year term after Wednesday's election. His task now will be to unify the country.

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Heading Into Indonesia's Election, Islamic Fundamentalism Gains Traction

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Voters are deciding on more than 20,000 legislative seats and selecting a president. The incumbent president is pitted against a former military general accused of human rights abuses.

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Indonesia's Presidential Race Shows Islamic Fundamentalism Is Gaining Traction

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, is set to go to the polls Wednesday, when voters will choose between incumbent President Jokowi Widodo and a former Suharto-era general.

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Philippine Clergy Reports Death Threats As President Duterte Rails Against Church

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Catholic Church officials who have criticized the Philippine president's deadly drug war say they are receiving threats and government surveillance.

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Drug War Spotlighted In Lead-Up To Philippine Midterms

Friday, March 08, 2019

The Philippines president insists on disclosing names of candidates allegedly linked to illegal drugs. Critics says it is a violation of the constitutional presumption of innocence.

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A Crackdown On Journalism In The Philippines

Friday, February 15, 2019

Journalist Maria Ressa has been released on bail after she was arrested on Wednesday on charges of "cyber libel." Her arrest came amid fears of a broader crackdown on the press in the Philippines.

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Love The Holidays? The Philippines Celebrates 4 Months Of Christmas Mania

Monday, December 24, 2018

Counting down from September, nine days of Mass, heaps of roast pig, colorful lights and festivities all over the place — the Filipinos know how to make the season bright, and eternal.

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Want The Christmas Season To Last Longer? Go To The Philippines

Monday, December 24, 2018

Sleigh bells, snowy skies and a glowing fire evoke an idyllic Christmas. But the tropics can be just as festive. The Philippines boasts the longest yuletide season in the world.

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Philippines Duterte Praises 'Generous' Americans For Returning Church Bells

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The bells return to Balangiga after 117 years in U.S. custody.

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U.S. Returns Balangiga Church Bells To The Philippines After More Than A Century

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

During the Philippine-American War, U.S. troops seized three bells as war trophies. Now the U.S. has flown them back.

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U.S. And Philippines To End 117-Year-Old Feud As Church Bells Return

Monday, December 10, 2018

This week the United States and the Philippines end a 117-year-old feud. Church bells carted off by American soldiers during the U.S.-Philippines War will be formally handed in at a Manila air base.

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Will Political Strains Pull The China-Philippines Cozy Relationship Off Course?

Thursday, November 22, 2018

China's leader seeks to bring an old U.S. ally into his sphere. But the Philipine people are sceptical that China will deliver on its promise of billions of dollars in aid.

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China's President To Meet With His Philippine Counterpart

Monday, November 19, 2018

Xi Jinping leaves Tuesday for a week-long visit to the Philippines. Ties between the two countries have grown closer in recent years — as both have faced challenges in relations with the U.S.

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In Indonesia, Airliner Crashes With 189 Aboard

Monday, October 29, 2018

An Indonesian airliner crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta. According to local reports, it suddenly lost altitude and disappeared from radar.

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Super Typhoon Hits The Northern Mariana Islands

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Super Typhoon Yutu came ashore in the Northern Mariana Islands last night, bringing category 5 hurricane force, with sustained winds of 174 miles per hour.

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Why Inmates Set Free After The Indonesia Quake Are Returning To Their Prison

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Prisoners at the Donggala District Prison rioted as the earthquake and tsunami hit last month. The warden opened the doors — but now, after checking on their families, many inmates have come back.

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Post Indonesia Quake: Conditionally Freed Inmates Return To Prison

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

After the deadly quake violently shook inmates, they revolted. While some torched the prison, others left to check on their families. Many are returning or are checking in with the warden.

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Survivors Recall Deadly Earthquake And Tsunami In Indonesia

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Disaster management officials put the death toll at 1,763, and their excavation has been slow, especially in areas where the quake buried whole blocks of houses. International aid has begun arriving.

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Lack Of Equipment Has Slowed Recovery Efforts From Earthquake In Indonesia

Friday, October 05, 2018

Thousands of Indonesians living in tents and in shelters face continued uncertainty a week after a massive earthquake and tsunami upended life in cities nearest the epicenter.

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Recovery Efforts Continue In Indonesia As Many Wait For Aid

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

The death toll continues to rise as the country digs out from under the damage of an earthquake and tsunami. Communications are spotty and some of the hardest-hit areas are difficult to reach.

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