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Governor orders prayers to stop adultery

2014-04-16 15:58

An Indonesian governor says he has ordered all civil servants in a central province to attend mass prayer sessions and religious sermons in a bid to stop adultery.

Blood money saves maid from Saudis

2014-04-03 20:54

Indonesia has agreed to pay $1.9m to stop the impending execution of an Indonesian maid on death row in Saudi Arabia for murder.

Energy firm finds gas in Indonesian

2014-03-12 10:54

Salamander Energy says its West Kerendan-1 exploration well in Indonesia successfully tested for gas from the Upper Berai reservoir.

WWF: First fatwa issued to protect wildlife

2014-03-05 11:10

Indonesia's top Islamic clerical body has issued a religious fatwa against the illegal hunting and trade in endangered animals in the country, which the WWF hailed as the world's first.

Missing divers found alive in Indonesia

2014-02-17 17:35

Indonesian police say fishermen have found five of the seven Japanese scuba divers who were missing off the resort island of Bali.

7 scuba divers still missing

2014-02-16 08:59

Indonesian rescuers have resumed their search for seven scuba divers who vanished during a dive near Bali two days ago.

Indonesia volcano erupts

2014-02-14 17:08

A powerful volcanic eruption in Indonesia has killed 3, forced 100,000 to evacuate and shuts 7 airports.

Australian drug trafficker gets parole in Bali

2014-02-10 07:48

Australian Schapelle Corby, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Indonesia after 4kg of marijuana was found in her boogie board bag, has been released on parole after nine years.

New Indonesia volcanic eruption halts search

2014-02-03 14:05

A volcano in western Indonesia that killed 15 people in a weekend eruption shot hot ash and rocks high into the air again, halting a search for any more victims.

Komodo dragon dies at 'zoo of death'

2014-02-02 14:24

An endangered komodo dragon and a pregnant barking deer have been found dead in the latest animal deaths in Indonesia's largest and problem-plagued zoo.

Flash flood engulfs Indonesian boat

2014-01-26 08:01

A flash flood has surged down a mountain and capsized a boat on the coast of a northern Indonesian island, leaving two people dead and 27 missing.

Australia pushes asylum policies despite rights outcry

2014-01-24 09:21

Australia says asylum-seeker arrivals has dropped to their lowest level in five years, despite an outcry over human rights violations committed on pacific islands as refugees are processed.

Indonesian first lady sorry for Instagram rants

2014-01-22 15:40

Indonesia's first lady has apologised to her hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers after a series of angry outbursts on the smartphone photo-sharing service.

1000s flee Jakarta floods

2014-01-20 13:12

Monsoon rains have inundated parts of Jakarta, forcing more than 30 000 people to evacuate and posing a challenge for its wildly popular governor, Joko Widodo.

Death toll in Indonesia floods, landslides on the rise

2014-01-17 21:02

The death toll from rain-triggered landslides and flash floods on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island has climbed to 17.

Endangered turtles overrun Indonesia island

2014-01-16 13:41

Green sea turtles remain a rare sight in many parts of the world, but one Indonesian island tasked with protecting them is being overrun by far too many.

Floods, landslide kill 13 in Indonesia

2014-01-16 08:19

Days of torrential rain have triggered a landslide and flash floods on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 13 people and sending tens of thousands fleeing for safe ground.

More than 25 000 flee volcano

2014-01-12 08:26

More than 25 000 people have fled their homes following a series of eruptions and lava flows from a volcano in Indonesia.

8 000 pig-nosed turtles rescued in Indonesia

2014-01-10 12:07

Indonesian officials say they have rescued more than 8 000 baby pig-nosed turtles hidden in suitcases and thought to be destined for China and Singapore.

Australia govt won't comment on lifeboats

2014-01-08 11:54

The Australian government has refused to comment on a newspaper report that it is buying lifeboats to carry asylum seekers back to Indonesian islands.

 

Indonesians cast votes in huge one-day election

2014-04-09 07:11

Polls opened for around 187 million Indonesians eligible to vote in single-day legislative elections, a huge feat in the still-young democracy.

WB scornful of Indonesia's mineral ore ban

2014-03-18 11:30

The World Bank has delivered a blunt assessment of Indonesia's ban on mineral ore exports, warning that it would hit trade and government revenue.

Malaysia couple to hang for starving maid

2014-03-07 09:19

A Malaysian couple have been sentenced to hang for murdering their Indonesian maid by starving her to death, according to reports.

Migrants say Australia sent them back

2014-02-25 18:17

Two dozen asylum seekers stranded in Indonesia have said Australian authorities exploded the lifeboat that carried them to Christmas Island then sent them back in a lifeboat.

Kerry mocks climate change denialists

2014-02-16 21:23

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called climate change perhaps the world's "most fearsome" destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence.

Kerry in Indonesia to talk climate change

2014-02-15 23:30

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia to discuss climate change and press authorities in Jakarta to step up efforts to combat it.

200 000 flee as Indonesian volcano erupts

2014-02-14 07:36

Hundreds of thousands of Indonesians have been ordered to evacuate and three international airports have been closed after a volcano on the main island of Java erupted.

SA, fragile five partners fight back

2014-02-07 21:00

Sights are turning as abrupt rate hikes in South Africa, Brazil, India and Turkey and tightening in Indonesia have helped alleviate pressure on currencies.

Fears death toll could rise after volcano eruption

2014-02-02 14:55

Indonesian officials have called off a search for bodies after Mount Sinabung volcano erupted, killing at least 15 people.

Body count rises after Indonesia volcano erupts

2014-02-01 17:56

Eleven people, including four schoolchildren, have been killed after they were engulfed by scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days.

Indonesia panics over 6.1 earthquake

2014-01-25 10:00

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's main island of Java, the US Geological Survey reported, sending panicked residents running from their homes.

Maid falls to death while cleaning in Hong Kong

2014-01-23 16:36

A foreign domestic helper has died after falling from a residential building in Hong Kong, police say.

Indonesia arrests militants in bomb plot

2014-01-21 07:47

Indonesian police say they have arrested two Islamic militants who allegedly plotted to attack a red-light district and police posts in the country's second biggest city.

30 000 displaced by floods in Indonesia

2014-01-19 21:07

More than 30 000 Indonesians have fled their homes in the capital due to flooding that has left five dead, officials say.

Australia sorry for Indonesia intrusion

2014-01-17 11:05

The Australian government has apologised unreservedly to Jakarta after its navy "inadvertently" violated Indonesian waters during border security operations.

Hong Kong domestic helpers demand justice

2014-01-16 11:33

Domestic workers have taken to the streets of Hong Kong, demanding justice for an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her employers.

Indonesia bans mineral ore exports

2014-01-14 07:49

Indonesia, among the world's biggest suppliers of natural resources, has stopped all mineral ore exports to try to promote domestic processing.

Jakarta braces for impact of mining export ban

2014-01-10 20:07

Indonesia's government is scrambling to pass regulations to limit the impact of a ban that could halt the export of unprocessed mineral ore exports.

Australian PM defends secret border policies

2014-01-09 10:22

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended the government's secrecy over its border protection policies after reports that boats had been turned back to Indonesia.

 
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