4 Indonesians in rape case retract confessions

2014-08-27 21:16

Four janitors charged with raping a kindergartner in Indonesia have retracted their confessions, saying they were tortured by police during questioning.

Indonesia school sex abuse trial begins

2014-08-26 16:07

A cleaner has gone on trial after being accused of sexual assault at one of Indonesia's most prestigious international schools, the first case to go to court in a high-profile scandal.

Jakarta threatens to ban Uber

2014-08-20 13:22

The Indonesian capital is threatening to shut down controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber due to licensing issues. The threat comes after Germany banned the service.

US teen accused of killing mom may be pregnant

2014-08-19 11:29

Indonesian police say they have tested a US teen, detained after the discovery of her mother's battered body in a suitcase in Bali, to see if she is pregnant and are awaiting the result.

Brazil praised for saving forests

2014-08-18 11:40

Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a study says.

US couple in Indonesia charged with murder

2014-08-16 07:15

Indonesian police have charged an American couple with murder after the body of the woman's 62-year-old mother was found stuffed in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.

Police investigate premeditated murder of tourist in Bali

2014-08-15 14:37

Those responsible for the killing of an American woman, whose remains were found inside a bloodied suitcase on the resort island of Bali, could face the death penalty.

2 French journalists arrested in Indonesia

2014-08-08 10:37

Indonesian police have arrested two French journalists who were reporting on the separatist movement in the restive region of Papua, police and embassy officials say.

Girl lost in 2004 tsunami reunited with parents

2014-08-07 13:43

An Indonesian girl swept away in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has been reunited with her parents 10 years after she was given up for dead, her mother says.

Indonesian girl killed in cash-handout stampede

2014-07-29 18:06

An 11-year old Indonesian girl has been trampled to death while queuing for a handout at the private residence of Vice President-elect Jusuf Kalla in South Sulawesi province.

Prabowo withdraws presidential candidacy

2014-07-22 12:05

Indonesian former general Prabowo Subianto has withdrawn his presidential candidacy after denouncing the election process undemocratic.

Widodo leads early results in Indonesia election

2014-07-09 15:59

An unofficial quick-count results of Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election shows Joko "Jokowi" Widodo ahead of his rival with more than 80% of the votes tallied.

Indonesia's disastrous deforestation - new study

2014-06-30 08:19

Satellite images have found that Indonesia's ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than thought, scientists say.

Should we capture fish just to look at them?

2014-06-27 08:43

Scientists say the aquarium fishery off the Hawaii's Big Island is well managed, but it has become the focus of a fight over whether it's appropriate to remove fish from reefs for people to look at and enjoy.

Australia marks six months with no boatpeople

2014-06-19 10:45

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is "very satisfied" as Australia marked six months since the last asylum-seeker boat arrival, but warned it was not yet "mission accomplished".

'Racist' maid advert draws anger in Hong Kong

2014-06-18 13:48

A "racist" insurance commercial depicting a male Chinese actor as a Filipina maid has drawn outrage on social media in Hong Kong, with groups calling for an apology.

Indonesian election campaign kicks off

2014-06-04 10:58

Campaigning for next month's presidential election in Indonesia has officially begun, pitting a popular Jakarta governor against a former special forces commander.

Komodo dragon dies at infamous 'death zoo'

2014-06-02 12:59

A Komodo dragon has died at an Indonesian zoo, notorious for hundreds of animal deaths in recent years, an official says.

Hackers charged for targeting Australia, Indonesia

2014-05-22 11:14

Two alleged members of international hacker group Anonymous have been charged by Australian authorities with targeting local and Indonesian government websites.

84-year-old could face firing squad in Bali

2014-05-19 12:17

An 84-year-old man could face death by firing squad for smuggling crystal methamphetamine worth more than $400 000 into the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Indonesian VP testifies in graft case

2014-05-09 13:45

Indonesia's vice president has testified at the trial of a former official accused over a controversial bank bailout, renewing attention on a case that rocked the government just weeks before elections.

Indonesia 'gang-rape victim' faces public caning

2014-05-06 14:45

A woman allegedly gang-raped in Indonesia's Aceh as a punishment for sleeping with a married man may still be caned for the affair under the province's Islamic laws.

Indonesia jails former energy regulator

2014-04-29 13:01

An Indonesian court has jailed the former chief energy regulator for seven years for accepting millions in bribes.

Indonesian military chief in flashy watch row

2014-04-25 12:00

Indonesia's military chief has come under fire after rejecting claims he had been pictured wearing a luxury Swiss watch and insisting that the timepiece was a Chinese-made fake.

Hijacked plane forced to land in Bali - reports

2014-04-25 09:28

A Virgin Australia plane has landed at Bali airport after a suspected hijacking, Indonesian officials say.


Australia, Indonesia to sign guideline on spying

2014-08-27 08:15

Australia and Indonesia are due to sign an agreement to resolve a spying scandal that took diplomatic ties to a new low, Australian media reports say.

Islamic State 'embarrassing' Muslims - Indonesia president

2014-08-21 05:52

The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, has called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to tackle extremism.

Indonesia tsunami family find son

2014-08-19 22:54

An Indonesian couple reunited with their daughter 10 years after a tsunami snatched her from their arms have claimed to have found their son.

Survivors of Indonesian boat drank urine to survive

2014-08-18 16:50

Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia have been rescued after a horrific ordeal that had forced survivors to drink their own urine.

Indonesian ship sinks, 2 missing 13 found alive

2014-08-18 10:32

Bad weather has been hampering a desperate search for two foreign tourists still missing after a boat travelling between two Indonesian islands sank, 13 people have been plucked from the water alive.

Indonesian leader tries to secure legacy

2014-08-15 17:15

Indonesia's president talked up his achievements during his last state of the nation address before stepping down after a decade in power, despite criticism of his leadership.

Lovers accused of stuffing dead mother in suitcase

2014-08-14 12:40

The body of an US tourist has been found stuffed into a suitcase in Bali and the victim's daughter and her boyfriend have been arrested for what police suspect was a gruesome murder.

Another Komodo dies at Indonesian 'death zoo'

2014-08-07 14:56

A Komodo dragon has been found dead at an Indonesian zoo infamous for hundreds of animal deaths, the third of the giant lizards to perish there this year, a zoo official says

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia

2014-08-06 20:08

A strong, shallow undersea earthquake has hit off eastern Indonesia, but no injuries are reported.

Indonesia's Prabowo challenges election result

2014-07-26 07:30

Indonesia's losing candidate in this month's presidential election has challenged the official result in the Constitutional Court.

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesia election

2014-07-10 08:22

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo is leading in the Indonesian presidential election, but his rival is not conceding.

Indonesians head to the polls in tight race

2014-07-09 11:23

Millions of Indonesians have cast ballots for a new president in a race far too tight to predict, hoping their vote would bring change to a country plagued by corruption and poverty.

Give us jobs, say Indonesia's young voters

2014-06-27 10:33

To attract Indonesia's army of young voters, the two presidential candidates have a strong presence on social media as jobs top the agenda for most young adults.

Indonesian villagers turns trash into energy

2014-06-25 09:33

A community in East Java, Indonesia, is turning methane from the local garbage dump into gas for more than 400 homes.

Sunken Malaysia boat was massively overloaded

2014-06-19 08:20

The boat that sank off Malaysia with 97 Indonesian illegal migrants was likely carrying three times more passengers than it could safely transport, authorities say.

Frenchman faces 17 years on Indonesia meth charges

2014-06-09 12:45

An Indonesian prosecutor recommended a 17-year jail sentence for a Frenchman accused of smuggling a huge stash of crystal methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali.

2 dead, 13 buried in Indonesia building collapse

2014-06-03 13:02

A building under construction has collapsed on the Indonesian island of Borneo, killing two workers and burying at least 13 others.

Halaal testing of Cadbury products

2014-05-30 10:42

Indonesian authorities are testing products made by British confectioner Cadbury to check if they complied with Islamic standards.

Singapore braces for pollution nightmare

2014-05-22 08:38

Singapore is approaching its yearly haze season, when smoke from forest clearing in Indonesia chokes the air, with this year likely to be worse than 2013's record pollution.

Indonesia mulls castration to punish paedophiles

2014-05-16 10:43

Indonesia's health minister has proposed the introduction of chemical castration to punish paedophiles, following a string of headline-grabbing child sex crimes.

Indonesia central bank cuts growth outlook

2014-05-08 13:11

Indonesia's central bank left its policy rate unchanged, saying inflation remained under control, while slashing its 2014 economic growth outlook.

Indonesia finds boatpeople 'turned back' by Australia

2014-05-06 08:53

The Indonesian navy has found 19 boatpeople who say they were turned around trying to reach Australia in the latest tow-back of an asylum-seeker vessel under Canberra's hard-line policies.

'Tortured' Indonesia maid listed on Time's top 100

2014-04-25 13:06

Time magazine has named an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer as one of the world's 100 most influential people.

Drunk passenger tried to break into cockpit

2014-04-25 12:00

A drunk passenger has sparked a hijack alert on a Virgin Australia flight heading for the Indonesian resort island of Bali after he attempted to break into the cockpit, officials say.

Boy 'sexually assaulted' at international school

2014-04-22 12:41

Indonesia has ordered the nursery of a prestigious Jakarta international school to close following an alleged sexual assault on a six-year-old boy by cleaning staff, an official says.

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