Indonesia


Toilet café serves up food in squat loos

2016-07-20 09:51

A toilet-themed café where customers dine on meatballs floating in soup-filled latrines may not be everyone's idea of haute cuisine, but Indonesians are flocking to become privy to the latest lavatorial trend.

Frenchman caught in Indonesian military base hunting Pokémon

2016-07-19 11:48

Indonesian police say they have detained a Frenchman who trespassed on a military base while playing the augmented reality game Pokémon Go.

Indonesian child killer escapes jail in a Muslim veil

2016-07-13 12:37

An Indonesian child murderer has escaped from jail by putting on a woman's Muslim veil, make-up and sunglasses and walking out past unsuspecting guards, an official said.

Bornean orangutan now 'critically endangered'

2016-07-08 15:03

A global conservation group says Borneo's orangutans are now a critically endangered species due to hunting and destruction of its forest habitat.

Twelve missing after boat capsizes off Indonesia

2016-06-27 14:19

Twelve people are missing after a boat capsized in stormy weather off Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, an official said.

Indonesian Olympic medallists to get cash for life

2016-06-23 18:31

Indonesia has promised large cash payments and generous lifetime pensions to their Olympic athletes if they make the podium, in a bid to boost their medal count in Rio.

Indonesia floods, landslides engulf hundred of homes, kills 43

2016-06-20 13:04

The death toll from landslides and flooding in Indonesia has risen to 43, an official says, after hundreds of homes were engulfed by surging torrents of mud and rock.

Indonesia planning executions after Eid holiday

2016-06-14 21:46

Indonesia plans to put 16 convicts to death after next month's Muslim Eid holiday, an official says, confirming executions were set to resume after a hiatus.

Ramadan raid on frail Indonesian food seller sparks anger

2016-06-13 15:08

Indonesian netizens have reacted with fury and a flurry of donations after footage emerged of a frail food seller breaking down as her cafe was raided for staying open during the daytime in Ramadan.

6.2 undersea quake strikes central Indonesia

2016-06-09 12:16

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Indonesia, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

 

Indonesia's most wanted Islamic militant killed

2016-07-19 12:53

Indonesia's most wanted Muslim extremist has been killed in a firefight with security forces, ending a lengthy hunt for the Islamic State (ISIS) group supporter.

Indonesian woman arrested for posing as 'husband'

2016-07-15 14:58

An Indonesian woman who allegedly posed as a man in order to get married has been arrested after the shocked wife discovered the deception.

3 Indonesians kidnapped by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants

2016-07-11 12:46

The head of Indonesia's intelligence agency says three Indonesians were kidnapped at sea by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants.

Suspected militant dies in Indonesia suicide bombing

2016-07-05 13:57

Indonesian police say a suspected militant has died in a suicide bombing attack on police headquarters in the city of Solo.

Seven Indonesian sailors kidnapped, held hostage

2016-06-24 09:47

Seven Indonesian sailors have been kidnapped at sea in the southern Philippines, the government in Jakarta said, the latest in a spree of abductions by armed gangs in the strife-torn region.

Indonesia defends opening fire on Chinese boat

2016-06-20 16:47

Indonesia has defended opening fire on Chinese sailors as an action aimed at stopping illegal fishing, as China said it had overlapping maritime claims with Jakarta.

31 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian floods, landslides

2016-06-19 12:41

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 31, an official says, as search crews scour devastated villages in the hope of finding survivors.

Indonesia lashes out at Singapore in new haze row

2016-06-13 16:27

Indonesia's environment minister has lashed out at Singapore for failing to show 'respect' after the city-state tried to question the director of an Indonesian company over last year's haze outbreak.

New app the answer to Jakarta's 'carmageddon'

2016-06-13 13:54

The Indonesian capital's reputation as one of the most congested cities is typically not a factor in its favor for investors

Indonesia plans tougher punishments for poachers

2016-06-08 14:12

Indonesia plans to quadruple maximum jail terms for animal poachers and traffickers in a major overhaul of wildlife crime laws, but environmentalists expressed scepticism the changes would be effective.

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