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Residents walk by destroyed cars in Bekasi, West Java, on January 2nd, 2020. Photograph: Bagus Saragih/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Thursday after flash floods and landslides in the area killed up to 21 pe(...)

A worker loading palm oil fruits onto a truck at a plantation in the Nagan Raya district in Aceh province.  Indonesia has filed a WTO lawsuit against the EU over plans to phase out palm oil-based biofuel for cars, the trade ministry said. Photograph:   CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP via Getty Images

Indonesia has filed a lawsuit at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the European Union, claiming the bloc’s restrictions on palm oil-based bio(...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

In a worst-case scenario with greater instability of the Antarctic ice sheet, as many as 640 million people could be threatened by 2100, study finds. Photograph: iStock

More than three times more people are at risk from rising sea levels than previously believed, research suggests. Land that is currently home to 300 m(...)

A street vendor pushes her noodle stall in front of the popular tourist street of Khaosan Road in Bangkok. Photograph:  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

Thailand could be the next nation in southeast Asia to relocate its capital after prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hinted such a move could be a “poss(...)

 Indonesian police officers  clash with protesters outside the parliament building in Jakarta. Photograph: Mast Irham

Thousands of students across Indonesia took to the streets to protest a “disastrous” draft criminal code that would include outlawing extramarital sex(...)

 Jakarta:  the steadily sinking Indonesian capital, built on swampland,  is a teeming megacity plagued by traffic and air pollution.    Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Indonesia has named the site in East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo where it plans to build a new capital to replace Jakarta, president Joko Widod(...)

Barry Dunning, originally from Co Kildare, has worked in Jakarta since 2017.

When you stand out in a foreign land - like a country man from Kildare always will in a tropical country like Indonesia - “where are you from?” is a q(...)

Aside from being leapfrogged by Belfast, Dublin ranked behind a plethora of European cities including Munich, Berlin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Stockholm and London which remained in third place

Belfast has overtaken Dublin in a survey that assesses a city’s ability to foster growth of businesses owned by women. The Women Entrepreneur Cities(...)

The board of Dublin Port Company has asked accountants Mazars to carry out an independent review of spending on company credit cards and official entertainment. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The board of Dublin Port Company has asked accountants Mazars to carry out an independent review of spending on company credit cards and official ente(...)

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