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Traffic jam forces Indonesian president out of car, walks 2km

2017-10-05 08:52

Indonesia's notorious traffic congestion was on display for the world after the country's president was forced to walk 2km through the scorching heat to attend a military parade.

Bali volcano danger signs unabated week after high alert set

2017-09-30 12:55

A week after authorities put Bali's volcano on high alert, tremors that indicate an eruption is coming show no sign of abating, swelling the exodus from the region to at least 140 000 people.

Food aid, face masks sent to Bali as 57 000 flee volcano

2017-09-26 09:43

Vehicles laden with food, masks and bedding have been dispatched to help more than 57 000 people who have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as fears grow of an imminent eruption.

Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung

2017-09-23 09:31

Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are sheltering in sports centres, village halls and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in more than half a century.

Indonesia's first female would-be suicide bomber jailed, 9 months pregnant

2017-08-28 21:11

An Indonesian woman has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years' jail for her involvement in an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out a suicide bomb attack on the presidential palace in Jakarta, her lawyer says.

Indonesia Parliament speaker fingered as corruption suspect

2017-07-18 13:22

Indonesia's anti-graft agency has named the speaker of Parliament as a suspect in a corruption scandal in which officials allegedly pocketed more than $170m in government money.

Rescuers find missing plane with all 5 on board killed

2017-07-06 17:02

Rescuers say five people aboard a plane in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua were killed when it crashed in a remote area.

Aid helicopter crash kills 8 after Indonesian volcano erupts

2017-07-03 07:39

A rescue helicopter crashed while heading to help evacuate residents near an erupting volcano on Indonesia's main island, killing all 8 people on board.

Inmates escape from Indonesian prison after wall collapses

2017-06-14 17:34

Officials say dozens of inmates have escaped from an overcrowded prison in western Indonesia after floods caused a wall to collapse

Indonesia police arrest 3 suspected militants after bombings

2017-05-29 17:41

Indonesian police say they have made more arrests of suspected militants following suicide bombings in Jakarta that killed three policemen.

 

Bali volcano evacuees outside red zone fearful to return home

2017-10-02 22:04

Thousands of residents who fled a rumbling volcano on the island of Bali are refusing to leave evacuation centres after being told to return to their homes outside of the immediate danger zone.

Indonesia welcomes pair of giant pandas

2017-09-28 09:39

Giant pandas Cai Tao and Hu Chun have arrived to fanfare in Indonesia where a new "palace-like" home that cost millions of dollars has been built for them.

Thousands flee rumbling Bali volcano

2017-09-24 14:38

More than 34 000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows.

Petrol bomb thrown at Myanmar embassy in Indonesia

2017-09-03 15:27

A petrol bomb has been thrown at Myanmar's embassy in the Indonesian capital Jakarta as anger grew across the mainly Muslim archipelago about violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar.

Even a bond rout can't scare investors away from Indonesia

2017-07-19 12:45

As local-currency bonds in Indonesia have joined the recent global debt selloff, Asset Management companies had a simple strategy: buy more.

Indonesia restricts app over "terrorism" content

2017-07-15 14:32

Indonesia has blocked web-based access to a popular messaging service and threatened a full ban on the app due to its "terrorism" content, the government said.

Plane with 5 aboard reported missing in Indonesia's Papua

2017-07-05 10:21

A small plane carrying five people on board has gone missing in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua

Body of German hiker retrieved from Indonesian volcano

2017-06-30 22:25

Indonesian rescuers have retrieved the body of a German hiker who went missing last week on a dormant volcano in western Indonesia.

Strong, shallow earthquake rattles Indonesia's capital

2017-06-12 06:59

A strong, shallow earthquake rocked part of Indonesia's main island including the capital, causing panic but no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Australia's 'Ganja Queen' returns home

2017-05-28 08:29

Australian Schapelle Corby has been deported from Bali 12 years after being convicted of drug trafficking on the holiday island.

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