Thai meth swallowers get 16 years jail time in Indonesia

2019-10-16 21:51

Two Thai men were sentenced to heavy 16-year jail terms in Indonesia on Wednesday after swallowing a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of methamphetamine in a foiled drug smuggling bid.

Several stranded whales found dead in Indonesia

2019-10-14 12:33

Seven pilot whales were found dead on an eastern Indonesian beach, an official says, after 17 were stranded in the remote area.

100 lashes for wildlife poachers under Islamic law in Indonesia

2019-10-04 10:24

Poachers who threaten endangered orangutans, tigers and other wildlife could receive up to 100 lashes under new rules in Indonesia's Aceh province, which usually reserves whipping for morality crimes under Islamic law.

'We tried,' UK tourist says after battle to save SA couple who drowned in Bali

2019-09-25 09:05

Bystanders did all they could to help a Despatch couple when they were whipped around in choppy waves before drowning while on holiday in Bali, according to a witness.

Indonesia finds design flaw, lapses in 737 MAX crash: report

2019-09-23 15:43

Draft report prepared by Indonesian investigators also identified string of pilot errors and maintenance mistakes.

Buildings torched as fresh unrest erupts in Indonesia

2019-09-23 12:12

Fresh unrest broke out in Indonesia's restive Papua region as protesters burned down a government office and other buildings in Wamena city, according to an AFP reporter.

Non-marital sex hoping to be banned in Indonesia

2019-09-19 18:27

Indonesia is set to vote on a plan to outlaw gay and pre-marital sex while beefing up its blasphemy laws in a shakeup fuelled by religious conservatism and slammed by rights groups.

Former Indonesian president Habibie dies at 83

2019-09-11 20:51

Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie, who ushered in an era of democratic reforms after the downfall of long-time dictator Suharto, died on Wednesday at the age of 83 in Jakarta, his family and officials said.

Great snakes: two-headed serpent spotted in Bali

2019-09-05 17:32

Residents of a village in Bali got a shock when they spotted a two-headed snake in their midst - a rare find in the wild.

WATCH | Foreign trash 'like treasure' in Indonesia's plastics village

2019-08-21 10:24

His weathered face breaks out in a big grin as Keman explains how sifting through rubbish paid for his children's education, one of many in his Indonesian hometown basking in a waste-picking boom.


Two dozen arrested after minister attack in Indonesia

2019-10-15 12:02

Indonesian police said they have arrested more than two dozen suspected militants after members of a network linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) group tried to assassinate a government minister.

WATCH | Happily unmarried: Couple frets over Indonesia's sex ban

2019-10-04 10:48

After 13 years together, one middle-aged Indonesian couple is worried. Their relationship is neither legal nor official, and a controversial new penal code to be discussed in parliament could make them criminals by banning sex outside marriage.

WATCH | People flee in panic as earthquake kills 20 on Indonesian island

2019-09-26 17:15

A strong earthquake killed at least three people and damaged a bridge, hospital and other buildings on one of Indonesia's less populated islands.

At least 20 killed, dozens injured in Indonesia unrest

2019-09-23 21:04

At least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured, as fresh unrest erupted in Indonesia's restive Papua region, with some victims burned to death in buildings set ablaze by protesters, authorities said.

WATCH | Indonesia's 'bloody' sky as forest fires rage on

2019-09-23 14:55

Forest fires in Jambi, Indonesia, turn the sky red, making it look like Mars. The forests burn every year during the dry season, but this is the first time the sky turned red and the air quality is now too dangerous for people.

Non-marital sex ban delayed by Indonesian president

2019-09-20 19:14

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for a delay in passing a new law that would outlaw gay and pre-marital sex after the controversial plan sparked a public outcry.

WATCH | Fighting forest fires: Indonesia fires surge

2019-09-13 14:14

The number of blazes in Indonesia's rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data shows, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming.

Malaysia to make it rain as Indonesian smog pollutes air

2019-09-09 16:38

Malaysia prepared to seed clouds after air quality in parts of the country reached unhealthy levels due to smog from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia, an official says.

Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste

2019-09-04 13:25

Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their countries of origin, according to the customs agency, as the Southeast Asian nation pushes back against becoming a dumping ground for foreign trash.

Indonesians hit the beach in mass trash pick-up

2019-08-20 11:29

Thousands of Indonesians combed trash-strewn beaches at the weekend in a nationwide bid to tackle the Southeast Asian nation's mammoth marine waste problem.

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