French journalists go on trial in Indonesia

2014-10-20 15:39

Two French journalists are on trial in Indonesia's Papua, accused of breaching visa regulations by illegally reporting on its separatist movement, a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.

Zuckerberg presses Indonesia leader on web access

2014-10-13 14:47

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has pressed Indonesia's incoming leader to improve internet access in the sprawling archipelago.

Groom among missing in deadly Indonesian boat sinking

2014-10-09 11:40

A groom on his way to the Indonesian island of Bali to get married is among those missing after a boat sank, leaving at least 19 dead and 22 unaccounted for, officials and friends say.

Indonesia leader races to save direct polls, his legacy

2014-09-30 17:44

Indonesia’s outgoing president has returned home, cutting short an overseas farewell tour to try and overturn legislation ending direct elections for local leaders.

Volcano in western Indonesia erupts again

2014-09-25 11:33

The National disaster management agency says Mount Sinabung has erupted, creating an avalanche of hot clouds as far away as 2km from the peak.

Bali suitcase 'murderer' gets lawyer for baby

2014-09-18 11:56

A US woman detained on the Indonesian resort island of Bali in connection with the murder of her mother has retained legal representation for her unborn child.

Singapore air pollution slips into unhealthy levels

2014-09-15 12:41

Singapore's air pollution has rose to unhealthy levels, the national environment agency says, as winds changed direction and brought in light smoke from forest fires in Indonesia.

Tiger dies after rescue from Indonesian 'death zoo'

2014-09-02 14:54

An emaciated Sumatran tiger, whose plight highlighted horrific conditions at an Indonesian zoo, has died, a year after being rescued from the centre where hundreds of animals have perished, an official says.

Indonesian female governor jailed for corruption

2014-09-01 19:05

Indonesia's first female provincial leader, and head of one of the country's most powerful political dynasties, has been jailed for four years for bribing a top judge over an election dispute.

Australia, Indonesia to sign guideline on spying

2014-08-27 08:15

Australia and Indonesia are due to sign an agreement to resolve a spying scandal that took diplomatic ties to a new low, Australian media reports say.

Islamic State 'embarrassing' Muslims - Indonesia president

2014-08-21 05:52

The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, has called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to tackle extremism.

Indonesia tsunami family find son

2014-08-19 22:54

An Indonesian couple reunited with their daughter 10 years after a tsunami snatched her from their arms have claimed to have found their son.

Survivors of Indonesian boat drank urine to survive

2014-08-18 16:50

Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia have been rescued after a horrific ordeal that had forced survivors to drink their own urine.

Indonesian ship sinks, 2 missing 13 found alive

2014-08-18 10:32

Bad weather has been hampering a desperate search for two foreign tourists still missing after a boat travelling between two Indonesian islands sank, 13 people have been plucked from the water alive.

Indonesian leader tries to secure legacy

2014-08-15 17:15

Indonesia's president talked up his achievements during his last state of the nation address before stepping down after a decade in power, despite criticism of his leadership.

Lovers accused of stuffing dead mother in suitcase

2014-08-14 12:40

The body of an US tourist has been found stuffed into a suitcase in Bali and the victim's daughter and her boyfriend have been arrested for what police suspect was a gruesome murder.

Another Komodo dies at Indonesian 'death zoo'

2014-08-07 14:56

A Komodo dragon has been found dead at an Indonesian zoo infamous for hundreds of animal deaths, the third of the giant lizards to perish there this year, a zoo official says

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia

2014-08-06 20:08

A strong, shallow undersea earthquake has hit off eastern Indonesia, but no injuries are reported.

Indonesia's Prabowo challenges election result

2014-07-26 07:30

Indonesia's losing candidate in this month's presidential election has challenged the official result in the Constitutional Court.

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesia election

2014-07-10 08:22

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo is leading in the Indonesian presidential election, but his rival is not conceding.

Indonesians head to the polls in tight race

2014-07-09 11:23

Millions of Indonesians have cast ballots for a new president in a race far too tight to predict, hoping their vote would bring change to a country plagued by corruption and poverty.

Give us jobs, say Indonesia's young voters

2014-06-27 10:33

To attract Indonesia's army of young voters, the two presidential candidates have a strong presence on social media as jobs top the agenda for most young adults.

Indonesian villagers turns trash into energy

2014-06-25 09:33

A community in East Java, Indonesia, is turning methane from the local garbage dump into gas for more than 400 homes.

Sunken Malaysia boat was massively overloaded

2014-06-19 08:20

The boat that sank off Malaysia with 97 Indonesian illegal migrants was likely carrying three times more passengers than it could safely transport, authorities say.

Frenchman faces 17 years on Indonesia meth charges

2014-06-09 12:45

An Indonesian prosecutor recommended a 17-year jail sentence for a Frenchman accused of smuggling a huge stash of crystal methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali.


New Indonesia leader targets food production

2014-10-20 12:32

Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo says he wants his country to be self-sufficient in food staples sugar, rice and corn within four years.

Cave paintings challenge Europe as cradle of art

2014-10-09 11:41

The silhouette of a hand on a cave wall in Indonesia is 40 000 years old, showing that Europe was not the birthplace of art as long believed.

2020 nature protection plan falling behind - UN

2014-10-06 08:53

Governments are failing to meet goals to protect animals and plants set out in a biodiversity plan for 2020 that also aims to increase food supplies and slow climate change, a UN report says.

Indonesia approves caning for gay sex

2014-09-27 12:24

Indonesia's conservative Aceh province has passed a law making gay sex punishable by 100 lashes of the cane.

Rheinmetall Denel signs teaming agreement

2014-09-22 17:49

SA-based Rheinmetall Denel Munition has strengthened its partnerships with the signing of a teaming agreement at the African Aerospace and Defence Show.

Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016

2014-09-16 19:29

Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats are left and improve policies to protect them.

2 rare Indonesian elephants killed for their tusks

2014-09-08 20:31

Two critically-endangered Sumatran elephants have been found dead in Indonesia's Aceh province with their tusks missing, police say.

French journos held in Papua 'likely to face trial'

2014-09-02 08:45

Two French journalists arrested in Indonesia’s Papua while reporting on the separatist movement are likely to go on trial, their lawyer says.

4 Indonesians in rape case retract confessions

2014-08-27 21:16

Four janitors charged with raping a kindergartner in Indonesia have retracted their confessions, saying they were tortured by police during questioning.

Indonesia school sex abuse trial begins

2014-08-26 16:07

A cleaner has gone on trial after being accused of sexual assault at one of Indonesia's most prestigious international schools, the first case to go to court in a high-profile scandal.

Jakarta threatens to ban Uber

2014-08-20 13:22

The Indonesian capital is threatening to shut down controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber due to licensing issues. The threat comes after Germany banned the service.

US teen accused of killing mom may be pregnant

2014-08-19 11:29

Indonesian police say they have tested a US teen, detained after the discovery of her mother's battered body in a suitcase in Bali, to see if she is pregnant and are awaiting the result.

Brazil praised for saving forests

2014-08-18 11:40

Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a study says.

US couple in Indonesia charged with murder

2014-08-16 07:15

Indonesian police have charged an American couple with murder after the body of the woman's 62-year-old mother was found stuffed in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.

Police investigate premeditated murder of tourist in Bali

2014-08-15 14:37

Those responsible for the killing of an American woman, whose remains were found inside a bloodied suitcase on the resort island of Bali, could face the death penalty.

2 French journalists arrested in Indonesia

2014-08-08 10:37

Indonesian police have arrested two French journalists who were reporting on the separatist movement in the restive region of Papua, police and embassy officials say.

Girl lost in 2004 tsunami reunited with parents

2014-08-07 13:43

An Indonesian girl swept away in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has been reunited with her parents 10 years after she was given up for dead, her mother says.

Indonesian girl killed in cash-handout stampede

2014-07-29 18:06

An 11-year old Indonesian girl has been trampled to death while queuing for a handout at the private residence of Vice President-elect Jusuf Kalla in South Sulawesi province.

Prabowo withdraws presidential candidacy

2014-07-22 12:05

Indonesian former general Prabowo Subianto has withdrawn his presidential candidacy after denouncing the election process undemocratic.

Widodo leads early results in Indonesia election

2014-07-09 15:59

An unofficial quick-count results of Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election shows Joko "Jokowi" Widodo ahead of his rival with more than 80% of the votes tallied.

Indonesia's disastrous deforestation - new study

2014-06-30 08:19

Satellite images have found that Indonesia's ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than thought, scientists say.

Should we capture fish just to look at them?

2014-06-27 08:43

Scientists say the aquarium fishery off the Hawaii's Big Island is well managed, but it has become the focus of a fight over whether it's appropriate to remove fish from reefs for people to look at and enjoy.

Australia marks six months with no boatpeople

2014-06-19 10:45

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is "very satisfied" as Australia marked six months since the last asylum-seeker boat arrival, but warned it was not yet "mission accomplished".

'Racist' maid advert draws anger in Hong Kong

2014-06-18 13:48

A "racist" insurance commercial depicting a male Chinese actor as a Filipina maid has drawn outrage on social media in Hong Kong, with groups calling for an apology.

Indonesian election campaign kicks off

2014-06-04 10:58

Campaigning for next month's presidential election in Indonesia has officially begun, pitting a popular Jakarta governor against a former special forces commander.

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