Rare tiger dies at Indonesia's 'death zoo'

2016-04-20 20:11

A critically endangered Sumatran tiger has died at a notorious Indonesian zoo where hundreds of animals have perished in recent years, an official says.

Indonesian sailors kidnapped off Malaysia

2016-04-16 15:35

Gunmen have abducted four Indonesian sailors and shot and wounded one crew member on the high seas off the east coast of Malaysia's Sabah state.

Rare captured Sumatran rhinoceros dies

2016-04-06 20:05

A rare Sumatran rhinoceros has died just a month after being captured by Indonesian conservation experts on Borneo.

10 Indonesian sailors kidnapped in Philippines

2016-03-29 07:38

Ten Indonesian sailors have been kidnapped in Philippine waters by Islamic militants who have demanded a ransom for their release, an official said Tuesday.

WATCH: Solar eclipse begins sweeping across Indonesia

2016-03-09 07:43

A solar eclipse began sweeping across the vast Indonesian archipelago on Wednesday, with hordes of sky gazers set to watch the spectacle, which will be marked by parties, prayers and tribal rituals.

Sumatra declares forest fires emergency

2016-03-08 16:03

Forest and plantation fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island at the onset of the dry season have prompted the province to declare an emergency.

Indonesia quake: Tsunami buoys malfunctioned

2016-03-03 19:41

Indonesian officials say all 22 tsunami warning buoys installed near vulnerable islands failed to work when a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra.

Tsunami warning after strong quake hits off Indonesia

2016-03-02 16:09

Indonesian officials say a powerful, shallow earthquake has hit off the southwestern coast of Sumatra and warn it could trigger a tsunami.

Indonesia gives sex offenders longer jail time

2016-02-25 19:55

Indonesia's Supreme Court has overruled the acquittals of two teachers, a Canadian and an Indonesian, on charges they sexually abused three children at a prestigious international school, and ordered longer prison terms for them.

Mystery 'hobbits' not humans like us - study

2016-02-16 16:10

Diminutive humans that died out on an Indonesian island about 15 000 years ago were not Homo sapiens but a different species, according to a study that dives into a fierce anthropological debate.


Floods, landslides leave 6 missing in eastern Indonesia

2016-04-18 18:00

Rain-triggered floods and landslides have left six villagers missing in eastern Indonesia.

2 Indonesian air force skydivers plunge to their deaths

2016-04-07 14:37

Two Indonesian military skydivers have plunged to their deaths during an airshow rehearsal in the country's capital.

Planes collide on Indonesia runway

2016-04-04 20:54

Two passenger planes have collided on an airport runway in the Indonesian capital, an airline spokesperson says.

One man's mission to save Indonesia's orangutans

2016-03-25 07:20

With forests disappearing at alarming rate, zoologist leases land from government to give primates safe haven.

Indonesia wants Gitmo inmate to stay in US jail

2016-03-08 17:15

Jakarta says it wants to ensure that an alleged terror chief being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, doesn't return to Indonesia under President Barack Obama plan to close Gitmo.

Indonesia: Passengers jump into sea as ferry sinks

2016-03-04 21:15

A ferry has capsized in the strait between the Indonesian islands of Bali and Java and TV video shows passengers standing on its side, then jumping into the sea as it sank in placid waters.

Powerful quake in western Indonesia sparks panic

2016-03-02 21:06

A powerful and shallow earthquake has struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, sending panicked residents rushing from their homes in a region hit hard by quakes and tsunamis in the past.

Infamous Jakarta red-light district razed to the ground

2016-02-29 12:43

One of Indonesia's oldest red-light districts was demolished Monday in an operation overseen by hundreds of police and troops, as authorities press on with a plan to close all brothel areas in the Muslim-majority country.

Indonesia plans to close all red-light districts by 2019

2016-02-24 10:33

Indonesia plans to close all red-light districts in the country by 2019, stepping up a campaign against prostitution after a controversial push to clear up a brothel area of Jakarta.

Indonesian miner trapped for a week rescued

2016-02-16 11:05

A miner trapped for a week underground in Indonesia after a tunnel collapsed has been rescued and is recovering in hospital, Australia's Newcrest Mining says.

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