Extinction threatens 60% of primates

2017-01-19 18:23

From gorillas to gibbons, about 60% of primates, the closest biological relatives to human beings, are threatened by extinction due largely to human activities, a study has found.

Shallow earthquake rattles Indonesia's third-largest city

2017-01-16 16:52

A shallow earthquake has rattled residents of Indonesia's third-largest city Medan.

Indonesian tourist boat blaze kills 23, several missing

2017-01-01 18:07

A massive fire has erupted in a boat carrying hundreds of local tourists to an island north of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, leaving at least 23 dead and 17 injured, officials say.

The fight to save Earth's smallest rhino

2016-12-20 18:18

Deep from within the Indonesian jungle a solitary, seldom seen forest giant emerges from the undergrowth. It's a Sumatran rhino, one of the rarest large mammals on Earth.

Aftershocks drive Indonesians from homes

2016-12-13 17:01

Indonesia's disaster agency says the number of people displaced by last week's earthquake in Aceh province has jumped to more than 85 000 as aftershocks drive people from their homes.

Indonesian police evacuate neighbourhood

2016-12-10 19:45

Indonesian police say they have evacuated a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Jakarta after discovering a bomb in a raid on suspected militants.

Man found alive two weeks after chopper crash in Indonesia

2016-12-09 21:41

A soldier aboard a military helicopter that crashed in remote Indonesian jungle more than two weeks ago has miraculously been found alive, an army spokesperson said.

Zuma sends condolences to quake-hit Indonesia

2016-12-07 21:22

President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to Indonesia following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake which struck the country's Aceh province, killing almost 100 people.

Devastating earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Aceh, death toll rising

2016-12-07 09:04

A strong undersea earthquake has rocked Indonesia's Aceh province, killing at least 54 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings.

Body remains found after Indonesia plane crash

2016-12-04 17:39

Rescuers in Indonesia have recovered body parts in the sea where a police plane with 13 people aboard is believed to have crashed after takeoff.


Baby elephant rescued near Indonesian palm oil plantation

2017-01-18 18:12

A baby elephant found terrified and malnourished near a palm oil plantation is being nursed back to health at a conservation centre on Indonesia's Sumatra island.

Sumatran tiger mauls Indonesian man to death

2017-01-12 11:37

A Sumatran tiger has mauled an Indonesian man to death in a national park, in a brutal attack that left the victim with bite marks all over his body, officials said.

Indonesia police derail Christmas bombing attack

2016-12-21 10:25

Indonesian police said three suspected militants who were planning a holiday season suicide bombing were killed in a raid on the outskirts of Jakarta in the second imminent attack to be foiled in less than two weeks

US man pleads guilty in notorious Bali suitcase murder

2016-12-14 10:26

A Chicago man pleaded guilty to helping to plot the murder of a woman vacationing at a Bali resort, in a case that has already sent the woman's daughter to prison.

Mob kills man arrested for primary school stabbing spree

2016-12-13 10:33

An enraged mob in central Indonesia has forced its way into a police station and beaten a man to death, hours after he was arrested for allegedly stabbing seven children.

At least 45 000 homeless after Aceh quake

2016-12-10 09:00

At least 45 000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities say, as the government and aid agencies pooled efforts to meet the basic survival needs of shaken communities.

Rescuers race to find survivors after Indonesia earthquake

2016-12-08 14:52

Rescue workers, soldiers and police have combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia's Aceh province, resuming a search for earthquake survivors.

1000s take refuge in mosques after deadly Aceh quake

2016-12-07 18:52

Thousands of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh are sheltering for the night in mosques after a strong earthquake killed nearly 100 people and destroyed dozens of buildings.

Indonesians rally for unity after blasphemy protests

2016-12-05 05:35

Crowds have gathered in Jakarta in response to protests against city's Christian governor who is accused of blasphemy.

Indonesian police plane carrying 13 people goes missing

2016-12-03 12:59

Indonesian authorities have said a police airplane with 13 people on board has lost contact during a flight to the island of Batam near Singapore.

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