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  • Indonesia president-elect to announce cabinet in early October

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Joko Widodo will announce his cabinet team in early October, according to a senior adviser to the president-elect, as he steps up preparations to become the next leader of the world's third largest democracy.
  • Indonesia court rejects challenge to presidential election results

    Indonesia court rejects challenge to presidential election results
    Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to results in last month’s presidential election, validating the victory of Joko Widodo. Prabowo Subianto, a former head of Indonesia's special forces, had refused to acknowledge...

    Surviving Ebola: Africa cries out for healthcare boost

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Surviving sickness can make you stronger. So while a western corner of Africa writhes in the deadly grip of the Ebola virus, there are signs this emergency may serve as a wake-up call to strengthen spending and investment on...

    USAID, Rockefeller launch $100 million climate resilience fund

    BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A $100 million fund launched on Tuesday aims to make people in disaster-prone regions of Asia and Africa better able to cope with natural disasters and crises, so that they can get their lives and economies back on...

    Shoddy U.S. roads and bridges take a toll on the economy

    Shoddy U.S. roads and bridges take a toll on the economy
    It was a beautiful May afternoon when Donnel Gomes took his week-old silver Mercedes for a spin into the city. He turned onto Broad Street, a main thoroughfare downtown, and … kaboom! The car fell into a huge pothole, blowing its right tire,...