Australian gets 15 years prison for abusing girls in Bali

2016-10-25 19:52

An Indonesian court has sentenced an old Australian man to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing 11 girls on the tourist island of Bali.

Hapless courier tries to mail stuffed rare birds

2016-10-12 19:48

Indonesian authorities have seized dozens of stuffed birds of paradise from a hapless courier who did not realise they were a protected species, an official says.

Porn film plays on Jakarta billboard, police investigate

2016-10-01 18:02

An explicit pornographic video was broadcast on a public billboard in broad daylight in Jakarta, with police and cyber crime specialists on Saturday searching for the culprit behind the gaffe.

Torrential rains kill at least 19 on Indonesia's Java island

2016-09-21 10:00

Torrential rains have triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Java, killing at least 19 villagers

New Zealand woman faces 12-year sentence in Bali drug arrest

2016-09-02 11:38

A New Zealand woman has been arrested in Bali after flying into the resort island allegedly carrying crystal methamphetamine following a drug-fuelled party in Australia.

Jungle school helps rescued orangutans return to wild

2016-08-31 17:33

A "jungle school" in Indonesia teaches baby orangutans to fend for themselves in an effort to save the species.

Would-be bomber fails to detonate in Indonesian church

2016-08-28 13:00

Police in western Indonesia say a would-be suicide bomber failed to detonate explosives in a packed church during Sunday Mass

Indonesia urged to take stern action on illegal bird trade

2016-08-11 20:28

A wildlife trade monitoring group has called on Indonesia to take strong action against traders of endangered birds who are driving several species toward extinction.

Indonesia says 'no room' for gay community

2016-08-11 13:54

Indonesia says the is 'no room' for the gay community in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, as activists blasted officials for an unprecedented series of LGBT attacks.

Cash prizes for catching man-eating reptiles in crocodile crackdown

2016-08-05 17:39

An Indonesian city has hit on an original idea to rid its popular beaches of crocodiles – it has offered cash prizes to people who catch the man-eating reptiles.


Police kill man wielding machete, bombs and ISIS symbol

2016-10-20 14:44

Indonesian police have shot dead a man carrying knives, suspected pipe bombs and a symbol of the Islamic State group after he launched a daylight assault on officers near Jakarta.

Body of new-born baby found on plane in Indonesia

2016-10-11 12:13

The body of a new-born baby has been found in the toilet of a plane after it arrived in Indonesia from Doha, with police waiting to question a female passenger, an official said.

Tourists evacuated as Indonesian volcano erupts

2016-09-28 09:27

Rescuers in Indonesia were dispatched to evacuate nearly 400 tourists, most of them foreigners, after a volcano erupted at one of the country's most popular hiking destinations.

Indonesia blocks gay apps over 'sexual deviancy'

2016-09-15 17:26

Indonesia is blocking three gay networking apps after linking the popular service Grindr to a paedophile ring, an official has said, accusing them of promoting "sexual deviancy".

Police bust paedophile ring offering 100 boys online

2016-09-01 16:05

Indonesian police have arrested three suspects in connection with an online paedophile ring that allegedly linked adult men to about 100, mostly teenage, boys.

Indonesia not meddling in SA's affairs - consulate

2016-08-30 20:23

The Indonesian Consulate in South Africa says a visiting MP was misinterpreted when he asked Parliament's Constitutional Committee if South Africa's president can be removed from office.

Briton, Australian held over Bali policeman's murder

2016-08-19 19:43

Indonesian police have detained an Australian woman and a British man over the brutal murder of a policeman on a popular Bali beach.

Activists slam ASEAN roadmap to stop smog

2016-08-11 17:57

Move by Southeast Asian nations for a roadmap to combat acrid haze from Indonesian fires, that cloaks vast swathes of the region every year, greeted by activists with scepticism.

Indonesia foils plot to fire rocket at Singapore

2016-08-05 21:28

Indonesian police have arrested six suspected militants over a plot to fire a rocket at an upmarket Singapore waterfront district from a nearby island, prompting the city-state to tighten security.

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.

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