2 suspected lesbians to undergo 'rehabilitation'

2015-10-03 21:43

Two suspected lesbians detained by Islamic Shariah police in Indonesia will undergo what an official described as "rehabilitation".

Indonesia forest fires could become worst on record - asa

2015-10-02 13:35

Forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in choking haze are on track to become among the worst on record, scientists warn, with a prolonged dry season hampering efforts to curb the crisis.

Indonesia defends haze-fighting efforts

2015-10-01 21:24

Indonesia's disaster chief has defended the country's efforts to fight forest fires that have blanketed Southeast Asia in choking haze.

More than 60 injured, houses damaged in Indonesian quake

2015-09-25 09:28

More than 60 people have been injured and 200 houses damaged after a powerful earthquake rocked remote eastern Indonesia, a disaster agency official says.

Panic as wing catches fire on Cathay Pacific flight

2015-09-25 07:51

A Cathay Pacific flight from Australia to Hong Kong has been diverted to Indonesia due to an engine fault that a passenger says sent flame streaming from a wing and caused panic on board.

Forest fires threaten Sumatran tiger

2015-09-21 16:58

Forest fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island spread to a national park which is home to rare species including the Sumatran tiger.

More than 2 000 enslaved fishermen rescued in 6 months

2015-09-17 11:44

More than 2 000 fishermen have been rescued this year from brutal conditions at sea, their freedom prompted by an Associated Press investigation into seafood brought to the US from a slave island in eastern Indonesia.

Malaysia to begin cloud-seeding to clear air

2015-09-15 19:07

Malaysia is trying cloud-seeding to induce rain to clear the haze, as Indonesia fights wildfires.

Indonesia water-bombs forest fires to fight haze

2015-09-14 11:33

Helicopters water-bombed raging forest fires that have cloaked parts of Indonesia in thick haze and pushed air quality to unhealthy levels in neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.

Hazy skyline irks tourists in Singapore

2015-09-10 18:58

Singapore shrouded in haze from Indonesia's forest fires on eve of general elections


Phone of missing Indonesian plane's pilot emits signal

2015-10-03 13:13

Searchers have detected a signal from the mobile phone belonging to the pilot of a small plane that went missing in eastern Indonesia with 10 people on board, reports say.

Passenger plane missing in eastern Indonesia

2015-10-02 12:47

An official says a passenger plane carrying 10 people has been reported missing in eastern Indonesia.

Indonesia criticises Saudi Arabia for hajj disaster response

2015-09-29 12:25

Indonesian officials are criticising Saudi Arabia's response to the hajj disaster in Mina, saying authorities in the kingdom prevented their diplomats from seeing initial data and blocked their immediate access to the dead.

Singapore slams Indonesia over haze response as schools shut

2015-09-25 09:15

Singapore slammed 'shocking' statements from Indonesian officials over the haze crisis as it closed all schools and distributed protective face masks in emergency measures as the air pollution index soared to hazardous levels.

Highly endangered Sumatran rhino pregnant with another calf

2015-09-23 13:12

A Sumatran rhinoceros is pregnant with her second calf at an Indonesian sanctuary in the original habitat of the highly endangered species.

Indonesia forest fires: 7 firms, 133 people named

2015-09-17 19:04

Indonesian police have named 7 companies and 133 people suspected of causing forest fires.

Quake of 6.4 magnitude strikes in east Indonesia

2015-09-16 11:02

An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude has struck near Indonesia’s Moluccas islands, the US Geological Survey says.

Malaysia closes schools as Indonesia smoke haze worsens

2015-09-15 08:58

Malaysian authorities have ordered school closures in Kuala Lumpur and neighbouring states, as worsening haze from Indonesian forest and agricultural fires enveloped the capital in a smoky grey shroud.

Malaysia on alert as smog cancels flights

2015-09-13 22:07

Malaysia's maritime and aviation departments have issued warnings over poor visibility caused by the worsening haze in the capital and elsewhere, as the thick smog also prompts flight cancellations.

Indonesia investigates 10 firms over smog

2015-09-08 20:32

Indonesia is investigating 10 firms over worsening forest fires that have created a blanket of smog over Southeast Asia.

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