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Indonesian Super League

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The 2013/2014 Indonesia Super League (ISL) will officially kick off on February 1, after PT Liga Indonesia, the organizer of the countrys prestigious football club competition, released schedules on Friday.

A total of 22 football clubs will participate in the 2013/2014 ISL. They will be divided into western group and eastern group.

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Sidik, J. 2014, Indonesian super league to kick off on Feb 1, Antara News, viewed 22 January 2014,  http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/92250/indonesian-super-league-to-kick-off-on-feb-1

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Jakarta flood problems

Flooding has forced thousands to evacuate Indonesia’s capital city once again, as monsoon rains wreaked havoc on Jakarta over the weekend.

Floodwaters have reached three metres in some districts, forcing the government to deploy soldiers to help nearly 50,000 residents in the sprawling city of 10 million people, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

At least 30,000 people are currently taking refuge at temporary shelters, schools or mosques.

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Banning-Lover, R. 2014, Thousands displaced in Indonesia as torrential rains batter capital, The Telegraph, viewed 21 January 2014,  http://libguides.scu.edu.au/content.php?pid=269507&sid=2223232  
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Nearly Free

A French drug smuggler has been freed on  parole after more than 14 years in an Indonesian prison, a rare  early release of a foreigner that raises hopes for Australian  inmate Schapelle Corby.

Michael Blanc was arrested the day after Christmas in 1999 at  the airport on the resort island of Bali with 3.8 kilograms of hash  hidden in diving canisters.

The 40-year-old, who has always maintained his innocence, was  originally given a life sentence under Indonesia’s tough anti-drugs  laws, which provoked outrage in his native France.

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SkyNews.com.au. 2014, Schapelle Corby’s freedom hopes lifted, SkyNews.com.au, viewed 21 January 2014, http://www.skynews.com.au/world/article.aspx?id=943597 

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Catch of the day

Even a cursory glance at a map of Indonesia will show the importance of its marine resources: an archipelagic nation stretching more than 5,000 kilometres (in the words of a popular song ‘from Sabang to Merauke’) and comprising over 17,000 islands. Fish is an important protein source with consumption around 32 kilograms per person per year, compared with a global average of 19 kilograms.

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Rimmer, M 2013, Catch of the day, Inside Indonesia, viewed 18 January 2014, http://www.insideindonesia.org/current-edition/catch-of-the-day