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Briton, Australian named suspects in Bali policeman murder

Denpasar - A British man has been named a suspect, along with an Australian woman, in the murder of an Indonesian policeman on the resort island of Bali, police said Sunday.

Indonesia in haze warning as fires flare

Jakarta - Indonesia warned Friday that haze from forest fires was floating over a key waterway towards its neighbours, and that the number of blazes was rising.

Indonesian minister sacked for dual citizenship

Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo sacked his energy minister late Monday just weeks after filling the key cabinet post, following revelations his new appointee improperly held Indonesian and United States passports.

Papuan tribe preserves ancient rite of mummification

Wamena - Cradling the centuries-old remains of his mummified ancestor, tribe leader Eli Mabel lays bare an ancient tradition that has all but vanished among the Dani people in the Papuan central highlands.

Indonesia orders probe into alleged police role in drugs

Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered an official investigation into allegations top police and military officers were involved in trafficking illegal drugs.

Indonesia says 'no room' for gays

Jakarta - Indonesia said Thursday there was "no room" for the gay community in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, as activists blasted officials for an unprecedented series of LGBT attacks.

New terminal for Indonesian capital's crowded airport

Jakarta - The main airport serving the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Tuesday opened a new terminal that will allow the overcrowded aviation hub to handle tens of millions more passengers a year.

Muslim-majority Indonesia outraged at 'Bikini' snack

Jakarta - A noodle snack with a picture of a bikini-clad woman and the words "squeeze me" on the packaging has triggered outrage in Muslim-majority Indonesia, with consumer groups calling Friday for it to be pulled from shops.

Indonesia foils plot to fire rocket at Singapore

Jakarta - Indonesian police Friday arrested six suspected militants over an Islamic State-linked plot to fire a rocket at an upmarket Singapore waterfront district from a nearby island.

Chinese families of MH 370 victims protest proposed end of search

Beijing - Family members of passengers aboard ill-fated Maylasia Airlines Flight 370 demonstrated outside China's Foreign Ministry on Friday, demanding to meet officials who propose suspending the high-tech search for the jet if it is not found by year's end.

Indonesian executions a 'complete mess', says lawyer

Cilacap - Indonesia executed four drug convicts Friday but 10 others due to face the firing squad were given an apparent reprieve in a confused process one lawyer condemned as a "complete mess".

Indonesia executes foreign convicts despite protests

Cilacap - Indonesia Friday executed four drug convicts, three of them foreigners, by firing squad, an official said, drawing swift condemnation as Jakarta pushes on with its tough campaign of capital punishment.

Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

Cilacap - Indonesia on Thursday rejected mounting international pressure to halt the looming execution of 14 drug convicts as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours.

Pressure mounts on Indonesia to call off looming executions

Cilacap - Indonesia will be "on the wrong side of history" if it proceeds with a fresh round of executions this week, rights groups warned Wednesday, as authorities confirmed 14 prisoners will face the firing squad.

Indonesia bans police, troops from playing Pokemon Go

Jakarta - Indonesia is banning police and military personnel from playing Pokemon Go while on duty, officials said Wednesday, after the defence minister warned the smartphone game was a security threat.

Santoso 'symbolic heart' of Indonesian jihadi movement

Jakarta - Indonesian Islamist extremist leader Santoso, killed in a shootout with security forces, was a potent jihadi symbol who kept up a violent struggle in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation that inspired legions of other militants.

Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant killed: police

Jakarta - Indonesia's most wanted Muslim extremist has been killed in a firefight with troops, police said Tuesday, ending a years-long hunt for the Islamic State (IS) group supporter.

'Mosque-mobile' makes praying easier in gridlocked Jakarta

Jakarta - As the call to prayer rang out across the Indonesian capital, Sutikno faced a dilemma -- the devout Muslim needed to set off through Jakarta's notorious traffic to pick up his wife but did not want to miss out on worshipping.

IS-linked suicide bomber hits Indonesia police station

Indonesia - A suicide bomber riding a motorbike blew himself up outside an Indonesian police station Tuesday, injuring one officer in an attack officials said was linked to the Islamic State group.

Singapore to pursue firms over fires, despite Indonesian ire

Jakarta - Singapore is refusing to back down in its pursuit of those responsible for haze-belching forest fires in Southeast Asia last year, despite struggling to bring the perpetrators before the courts and drawing a sharp rebuke from neighbouring Indonesia.
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