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'Australia jailed me for people smuggling - but I was a child'
More than 120 Indonesians who were jailed for human trafficking are now seeking compensation.

Indonesia to raise import tariffs

A bank employee displays bundles of Indonesian rupiah bank notes in Jakarta in 2015
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Indonesia is planning to increase import taxes on more than 1,000 goods ranging from cosmetics to cars, the country's finance minister has said, according to Reuters.

The measures are aimed at slashing imports and underpinning the rupiah, which has been particularly hard hit by contagion concerns around crises in Argentina and Turkey.

Brundall woman evacuated after Indonesia quake

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Alice Murphy

A holidaymaker from Brundall near Norwich has told of her terror after being caught up in the Indonesian earthquakes.

Alice Murphy, 24, was evacuated from the island of Gili Trawangan after the 6.9-magnitude quake struck earlier this month.

She said she was in a restaurant when the "huge shakes" started, everything went "pitch black" and she hid under a table while others ran for the exits.

"A lot of the injured were taken straight to the beach but I saw bodies being pulled out of the rubble, covered in dust.

"As soon as boats came to get people off the island, people were running into the sea to get on and they were so overcrowded, they were actually sinking. It was chaos."

She cut short her trip to return to Norfolk.

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Alice Murphy
Indonesia's satay western film has a feminist twist
Marlina the Murderer is the world's first "satay western", an Indonesian take on spaghetti westerns.