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9 injured, 1 missing after Indonesian volcanic eruption

2014-12-19 09:52

Nine people have been injured and another was missing as they scrambled to escape a volcanic eruption in eastern Indonesia, an official says.

Rescuers hunt for survivors in deadly Indonesian landslide

2014-12-14 07:39

Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia have deployed bulldozers and excavators to battle their way through roads strewn with debris.

Indonesian editor suspected of blasphemy

2014-12-12 16:06

Indonesian police have named the editor of a English-language newspaper a suspect in a blasphemy case after the paper published a cartoon that allegedly insults Islam.

Indonesian officials must eat street food to trim budget

2014-11-28 14:09

Indonesia has ordered officials to eat local street food at meetings instead of fancy foreign fare and stop holding lavish parties, the latest moves by the new government to crack down on bureaucratic excess.

2 endangered elephants found dead in Indonesia

2014-11-21 05:15

Two endangered Sumatran elephants have been found dead in western Indonesia and authorities believe they were killed by poachers.

Indonesia's Widodo seeks to fix economy

2014-11-17 18:00

President Joko Widodo has unveiled a hefty increase in the price of subsidised fuel, taking a bold, first step towards fixing the country's tattered finances.

Wife admits ordering killing of Briton on Bali

2014-10-22 14:48

The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police say.

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.

 

Death toll rises to 42 in Indonesian mudslide

2014-12-15 13:22

The death toll in a mudslide in Indonesia's Central Java province has risen to 42, while 66 people are still missing.

8 dead, 100 missing in Indonesian landslide

2014-12-13 09:00

A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least eight people and left 100 missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official says.

Harrington wins in Indonesia

2014-12-07 14:13

Irishman Padraig Harrington has won the Indonesia Open by two shots by beating Thanyakon Khrongpha by two shots.

Indonesia hit by quake, no tsunami alert

2014-11-21 15:47

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck eastern Indonesian islands, according to the US Geological Survey, but no tsunami alert was issued.

Australia slams door on asylum-seekers in Indonesia

2014-11-19 12:04

Australian immigration minister Scott Morrison says he is 'taking the sugar off the table' in controversially announcing that Canberra was slamming the door on UN-registered asylum-seekers in Indonesia.

7.3 magnitude Indonesia quake sparks tsunami warning

2014-11-15 07:23

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 has been recorded off the Moluccas in Indonesia, causing residents near the quake to flee their homes after a tsunami warning was issued.

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
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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.

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