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Indonesia ponders return of Islamic State brides and children

JAKARTA (UCAN): More than 200 dependents of Islamic State fighters have expressed an eagerness to…

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Public Mass to restart in Indonesia
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Bible app banned in Indonesia
The Bible application that was in the Minangkabau language on Google Play has been removed following a protest by the governor of West Sumatra province. Photo: supplied

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