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1 step forward, 2 steps back for LGBT rights in Asia

2017-05-26 13:58

For LGBT rights, it was one step forward, two steps back this week in Asia.

Indonesian men sentenced to public caning for gay sex

2017-05-17 16:33

A sharia court sentences two men to be publicly caned for gay sex for the first time in Indonesia's conservative province of Aceh.

Albino orangutan named 'Alba' after global appeal

2017-05-15 16:20

A conservation group says it has chosen the name "Alba" for a rare albino orangutan rescued from captivity in Indonesia after receiving a flood of suggestions from the public.

Indonesian security forces hunt inmates after mass breakout

2017-05-06 21:05

Indonesian security forces have launched a search for more than 200 inmates still on the loose after a mass breakout from an overcrowded prison.

About 200 Indonesian prisoners in mass jailbreak

2017-05-05 16:06

About 200 inmates have broken out of an overcrowded prison in western Indonesia, rushing out of the jail after they were let out of their cells to pray, officials say.

Muslim Indonesia's capital votes amid religious tension

2017-04-19 14:29

Polls have opened in Jakarta's election run-off with the Christian governor fighting for his job despite standing trial for blasphemy, in a vote that has stoked religious tensions in Muslim-majority Indonesia.

Indonesian men face caning for gay sex

2017-04-10 17:42

Indonesia's Aceh looks set to cane two men who admitted having sex in contravention of Islamic laws, an official says, the first such punishment of a gay couple in the conservative province.

Indonesia landslide search resumes

2017-04-02 20:30

The search for more than two dozen missing people has resumed after a massive landslide hit a village on Indonesia's main island of Java.

Muslim protesters march against Jakarta's Christian governor

2017-03-31 15:48

Undeterred by the arrest of hard-line protest leaders, thousands of Muslims marched in Indonesia's capital, calling for the jailing of the city's minority Christian governor.

US woman in Bali 'suitcase murder' gives up baby

2017-03-17 23:02

An American woman convicted in her mother's "suitcase murder" in Indonesia has given custody of her young daughter to an Australian woman until her release from prison.

 

Indonesian police make mass arrests over 'gay party'

2017-05-22 16:02

Indonesian police have detained 141 men who were allegedly holding a gay party at a sauna, an official says, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority country.

Indonesians arrested over Sumatran tiger poaching

2017-05-15 21:55

Indonesian authorities arrest two men on suspicion of poaching Sumatran tigers and seized a skin and bones taken from one of the rare animals.

Indonesian seafood enforcer wins acclaim even in US

2017-05-13 20:00

An Indonesian seafood enforcer has won acclaim with her explosive methods of curbing smuggling...sometimes seizing foreign fishing vessels and blowing them up.

Rare albino orangutan rescued on Borneo island

2017-05-05 22:16

A rare albino orangutan has been rescued on the Indonesian part of Borneo island where villagers were keeping the white-haired, blue-eyed creature in a cage.

Komodo dragon attacks tourist in Indonesia

2017-05-04 15:43

A komodo dragon, one of the world's largest lizards, attacked a tourist in Indonesia who was trying to photograph the giant creatures feasting on a goat.

Indonesian graft investigator injured in acid attack

2017-04-11 19:06

An Indonesian corruption investigator had acid thrown in his face by assailants activists say are linked to a graft case that has implicated senior politicians.

Indonesia's 'selfie monkey' threatened by hunger for its meat

2017-04-04 11:48

The crested black macaque shot to fame when one of the monkeys snapped grinning selfies and became embroiled in a US court battle - but the tussle over copyright is the least of the rare animal's worries.

Landslide buries over 2 dozen people in central Indonesia

2017-04-01 13:21

More than two dozen people were reported missing after a rain-triggered landslide struck a village on Indonesia's main Java island.

Tourists panic as quake rattles Bali

2017-03-22 09:26

Tourists fled their hotels in panic on Bali after the popular Indonesian holiday island was rattled by an early morning earthquake.

Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction

2017-03-17 12:26

Indonesia summoned the British ambassador after a cruise ship on a voyage organised by a London-based company smashed into coral reefs in a popular tourist spot and caused extensive damage.

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