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Greenpeace: Paper giant cut forests during conservation pact

2018-05-20 19:07

Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation.

Police: Indonesia suicide bombings work of 2 families

2018-05-15 16:52

An Indonesian family brought its 7-year-old daughter to a suicide bomb attack it launched on the police headquarters in the country's second-largest city, authorities say.

8 dead, nearly 40 wounded as bombs hit 3 Indonesian churches

2018-05-13 06:28

Three attacks including one by a suicide bomber disguised as a churchgoer have targeted three churches in Indonesia's second largest city of Surabaya early Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens

At least 10 killed, dozens injured in illegal Indonesia oil well fire

2018-04-25 10:15

An oil spill sparked a huge fire about 01:30 (18:30 GMT) in a residential area on Sumatra island's Aceh province, destroying at least three houses and still burning out of control mid-morning.

Seven killed in Indonesia building collapse

2018-04-17 06:54

A group of teenagers practicing for a dance and music show were among seven Indonesians killed when the building they were in collapsed, police say.

Prosecutors demand 16 years prison for Indonesian politician

2018-03-30 06:59

Prosecutors are demanding 16 years in prison for a senior Indonesian politician accused of playing a key role in the theft by officials of $170m of public money.

6.4 quake off eastern Indonesia, tsunami alert lifted

2018-03-26 10:36

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck off eastern Indonesia, triggering a brief tsunami alert that was swiftly lifted, according to seismic monitoring organisations.

Bali to shush social media for Day of Silence

2018-03-13 20:34

Bali's annual Day of Silence is so sacred that even reaching for a smartphone to send a tweet or upload a selfie to social media could cause offence.

Eleven missing, 14 injured in Indonesia landslide

2018-02-22 14:10

Eleven people are missing and 14 have been injured following a landslide that cascaded down the terraced slopes of a rice field on the Indonesian island of Java, officials say.

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

2018-02-20 08:51

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5 000m into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes.

 

Indonesia hit by another attack after deadly suicide bombings

2018-05-16 21:38

The latest assault in Pekanbaru on the island of Sumatra saw a group ram a minivan into a gate at the station and then attack officers with samurai swords, according to the country's national police.

Indonesia police say Surabaya headquarters attacked

2018-05-14 08:38

The police headquarters in Indonesia's second largest city has been attacked by suspected militants who detonated explosives from a motorcycle, a day after suicide bombings at three churches in the city by members of one family killed at least eight people.

5 police, inmate dead in Indonesia prison riot; hostage held

2018-05-10 05:20

A riot at a police detention centre near Indonesia's capital has left five officers and a prisoner dead and another officer held hostage.

Indonesia's former speaker gets 15 years in jail for corruption

2018-04-25 05:17

Setya Novanto, once among the country's most influential politicians, had been accused of taking millions in kickbacks and bribes linked to the national roll-out of government ID cards.

Over 60 dead in Indonesia from drinking bootleg alcohol

2018-04-09 19:56

More than 60 Indonesians are dead and dozens have been hospitalised from drinking illegal homemade alcohol, including alcohol mixed with mosquito repellent.

Balinese man gets 15 years' prison in murder of Japan couple

2018-03-26 20:16

An Indonesian court has sentenced a Balinese man to 15 years in prison for robbing and murdering an elderly Japanese couple last year on the tourist island of Bali.

Greenpeace says brands refusing to reveal palm oil sources

2018-03-20 08:49

Greenpeace says household brands including PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson are refusing to disclose where they get their palm oil from.

Landslide kills 5 in Indonesia's Java, 18 missing

2018-02-22 20:43

Five people are dead and 18 missing after a landslide on the Indonesian island of Java engulfed farmers working in their rice paddies

Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

2018-02-20 17:13

Volcanologists say the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5km high also "completely annihilated" the mountain's summit.

Indonesia Sumatran elephant found dead from suspected gunshots

2018-02-19 08:14

An elephant from the critically endangered Sumatran species has been found dead inside an Indonesian national park with what appear to be bullet wounds, the environment ministry says.

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