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WATCH: Snakes on a train: Fearless man kills snake with bare hands

2017-11-23 09:20

An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero.

Bali volcano spews smoke and ash, raising eruption fears

2017-11-21 23:00

A rumbling volcano on Indonesia's holiday island of Bali has spewed ash and towering clouds of smoke, heightening fears it may erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.

Block porn or be blocked, nation warns Google and Twitter

2017-11-17 11:26

Indonesia has threatened to bar leading social-media providers from operating in the country unless they comply with stringent demands to filter pornography and other content deemed obscene.

Frizzy-haired, smaller-headed orangutan may be new great ape

2017-11-04 16:09

A remote population of frizzy-haired orangutans on the Indonesian island of Sumatra seems to be a new species of primate, scientists say.

'Hand of God' saved Indonesian teen from fatal factory fire

2017-10-28 14:16

The 'hand of God' has saved an Indonesian teen from a fireworks factory fire that left at least 47 others dead.

WATCH: 46 killed, dozens injured in explosive fireworks factory blaze in Indonesia

2017-10-26 13:31

At least 46 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a blaze that tore through a fireworks factory outside Jakarta, police have said, triggering explosions and sending plumes of black smoke into the air.

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.

 

Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

2017-11-22 12:39

Human Rights Watch says Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive "two finger" virginity tests on female recruits 3 years after WHO declared they had no scientific validity.

Indonesia graft suspect detained after doctors clear health

2017-11-20 17:08

Indonesia's anti-graft commission has arrested a top politician who for weeks evaded questioning over his alleged role in the theft of $170m of public money.

Top Indonesia court overturns discriminatory religious law

2017-11-08 16:58

Indonesia's top court has overturned a law that denied recognition and legal rights to followers of indigenous faiths.

Strong earthquake, tremors strike Indonesia

2017-10-31 16:25

A strong earthquake with a 6.3 magnitude has hit eastern Indonesia, causing some damage to buildings and sending people running from their homes.

Mostly women die in Indonesian fireworks factory fire

2017-10-27 10:20

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire at a fireworks factory near Indonesia's capital that killed at least 47 people, mostly young female workers unable to escape.

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.

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