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Jokowi opens Asian Games in dazzling ceremony

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officially opened on Saturday night Asia’s biggest sporting event at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, in a …

Asia

Seruyan villager arrested in connection with orangutan killing

The Central Kalimantan Police have arrested a villager, identified as BY, for killing an orangutan named Baen in Seruyan regency, Central Kalimantan, …

Palm Oil

Indonesian police kill dozens in Asian Games 'clean-up'

Police in Jakarta have killed dozens of people as part of an escalating crackdown against petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, in a campaign Amnesty International has described as “unnecessary and excessive”.<p>Based on monitoring from January to August this year, Amnesty International said 31 …

Asia

Ma’ruf 'orchestrated' Jokowi's VP choice, says Mahfud

Former Constitutional Court chief justice Mahfud MD has said that vice presidential candidate Ma’ruf Amin was behind the statement from Islamic mass …

Asia

Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses will exceed several hundred million dollars.<p>The national disaster agency said Monday the Aug. 5 quake killed 436 …

Natural Disasters

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors have demanded an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers.<p>The ethnic Chinese defendant, Meiliana, 44, was arrested on May 18, about two years after her case …

Judiciary

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

<b>The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people</b> <b>but it</b> <b>is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 20</b><b>5</b><b>0, say researchers. Is it too late?</b><p>It sits on swampy land, the Java Sea lapping against it, and …

Asia

Indonesia earthquake: Death toll jumps to 387

More than 387,000 people displaced as scientists say temblor lifted tourist island of Lombok as much as 25 centimetres.<p>The death toll from the major earthquake that hammered the Indonesian island of Lombok rose to 387 on Saturday.<p>The 6.9-magnitude quake last Sunday injured more than 13,000 people, …

Natural Disasters

Over 270,000 displaced as Lombok quake death toll jumps

The death toll from a magnitude-6.9 earthquake in Indonesia's Lombok island rises to at least 321.<p>The death toll from a devastating 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Lombok island has risen to at least 321, according to officials.<p>In a statement issued on Friday, the country's disaster …

Natural Disasters

After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — After a deadly earthquake devastated the Indonesian island of Lombok last weekend, Husni Handayani thought the worst was over.<p>The powerful quake claimed hundreds of lives, wounded thousands more and displaced over 270,000 people. But it left her own home in the provincial …

Natural Disasters

Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to more than 345

<b>(CNN) —</b> A young mother who had to flee with her newborn child is one of thousands of survivors from Sunday's deadly earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok desperately waiting for aid to trickle through.<p>The death toll from the 6.9-magnitude quake has risen to 347, and is expected to be higher …

Natural Disasters

Challenge to recover dead in Lombok

THE rescue team had done everything it could to recover the body of a man killed instantly when a massive earthquake brought down his home on the …

Aid Arrives on Indonesian Island Devastated by Earthquake That Killed More Than 300

(BANGSAL, Indonesia) — Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake that killed at least 319 …

Natural Disasters

Indonesia earthquake death toll climbs anew as aid reaches remote areas

<b>BANGSAL, Indonesia --</b> Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after an earthquake killed at least 131 people as …

Natural Disasters

Java has been named the world's best island – and these stunning photos show why

Java in Indonesia has been named the number one island on the planet. Here's why you need to go...<p><b>Java has been named the world’s most beautiful island by Travel + Leisure after the magazine asked readers to vote for the world's best island for a holiday.</b><p>Topping the top 10 list, which also featured …

Green Bay

As death toll on Indonesia's Lombok tops 100, thousands wait for aid

KAYANGAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok topped 100 on Tuesday as rescuers found victims under wrecked buildings, while thousands left homeless in the worst-affected areas waited for aid to arrive.<p>A woman was pulled …

Natural Disasters

An Indonesian Shaman Has Been Accused of Keeping a Young Girl as His Sex Slave for 15 Years

A traditional healer in Indonesia is accused of imprisoning a 12-year-old girl and tricking her into having sex with him for 15 years, according to …

Indonesia

Thousands left homeless by deadly quake on Indonesian island

SENGGIGI, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands left homeless by a powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said rescuers hadn't yet reached all devastated areas and expect the toll of 98 dead …

Natural Disasters

Bali rocked after 6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia's Lombok Island, deaths reported

A powerful earthquake near the popular tourist mecca of Bali killed at least 91 people and wounded hundreds more, damaging thousands of homes and other buildings as people were seen running into the streets screaming.<p>It happened just one week after another quake in the same region killed more than …

Natural Disasters

Hundreds stranded on Indonesian mountain after earthquake

SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of tourists stranded on Mount Rinjani on the Indonesian island of Lombok by an earthquake that killed 16 people and triggered landslides are making their way off the mountain, shaken by their experience but mostly unharmed, an official said Monday.<p>By late …

Natural Disasters

Lombok earthquake: more than 500 climbers trapped on Indonesia volcano

Hundreds of people are making their way down Mount Rinjani after becoming trapped when a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that killed 17 people struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok.<p>Rescuers set off on Monday morning to help nearly 700 trekkers and climbers who became stranded at two points on the …

Natural Disasters

Indonesia earthquake: 14 dead on tourist island of Lombok

<b>A powerful earthquake has struck a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, killing at least 14 people.</b><p>The 6.4 magnitude quake hit the central island of Lombok just before 07:00 local time (00:00 GMT) on Sunday.<p>The island attracts tourists from around the world due to its beaches and hiking …

Natural Disasters

An Indonesian Girl Was Raped By Her Brother & Then Sentenced To Prison For Her Abortion

On Saturday, a 15-year-old Indonesian girl was sentenced to prison for having an abortion after being repeatedly raped by her brother, according to …

Indonesia

Indonesia deports French drug smuggler after 18 years

Michael Blanc was arrested in 1999 at the airport in Bali with 3.8 kg of hashish hidden inside scuba diving canisters.<p>A French national who spent 18 years in Indonesian custody for smuggling drugs into Bali is expected to arrive home on Sunday, thanks in large part to his mother's efforts.<p>Michael …

Asia

Indonesia girl jailed for abortion after being raped by brother

A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion, an official said on Saturday.<p>The girl was sentenced on Thursday alongside her 17-year-old brother in a closed hearing at Muara Bulian district court on the island of Sumatra, the …

Siblings

Indonesia mob kills nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge attack

The death of a man at a breeding farm by a crocodile prompts a slaughter of hundreds of protected reptiles by villagers.<p>Indonesian villagers armed with knives, hammers and clubs have slaughtered 292 crocodiles in revenge for the death of a man killed by a crocodile at a breeding farm, according to …

Densus 88 shoot dead three alleged terrorists in Yogyakarta

The National Police’s counterterrorism squad Densus 88 shot dead three alleged terrorists on Jl. Kaliurang in Ngaglik district, Sleman regency, on …

Freeport to cede control of Indonesian copper mine in $3.9 billion deal

JAKARTA/TORONTO (Reuters) - Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Thursday it will sell a majority stake in the world’s second-biggest copper mine to the Indonesian government, seemingly ending a long-running dispute via a series of complex deals worth $3.85 billion (£2.91 billion).<p>Freeport McMoRan Chief …

Tourists, hikers warned about cold weather at Dieng Plateau, Mt. Semeru

Parts of Indonesia have experienced unusually cold temperatures in the past few days, prompting authorities at the Dieng Plateau in Central Java and …

Singapore Terrorism Threat at Highest Since 9/11, Minister Says

Singapore faces its highest terrorism threat level since the time of the September 11 attacks in the U.S. in 2001 and the 2002 Bali bombings, …

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