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'We will rebuild': Indonesian president tours quake zone

Indonesia - Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged Friday to help the people of Aceh rebuild as he toured areas worst-hit by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 100 people and left thousands homeless.The shallow 6.

Urgent appeal for supplies after strong Indonesia quake

Meureudu - Aftershocks rattled the survivors of a devastating Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 100 people, as officials urgently appealed on Thursday for medicine and doctors to treat the hundreds injured.The shallow 6.

Rescuers scrabble for survivors as Indonesia quake kills 97

Meureudu - Rescuers scrabbled through the rubble of shattered homes, shops and mosques in search of survivors Wednesday after a powerful earthquake struck western Indonesia and killed at least 97 people.The shallow 6.

200,000 Indonesian Muslims protest against Christian governor

Jakarta - More than 200,000 Indonesian Muslims prayed in unison and chanted Koranic verses Friday in the second major demonstration against Jakarta's Christian governor, as conservative groups push for his arrest for allegedly insulting Islam.

Indonesian woman flogged for close proximity with a man

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian woman screamed in agony Monday as she was caned in Aceh, the latest in a growing number of women to be publicly flogged for breaking the province's strict Islamic laws.

Militants were planning embassy attack: Indonesian police

Jakarta - Indonesian police arrested a third Islamic State-linked militant Sunday accused of plotting to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, as anger grows at a violent military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Indonesian extremist jailed over deadly Jakarta attack

Jakarta - An Indonesian court Wednesday jailed an extremist for nine years for his role in a deadly gun and suicide bombing attack in Jakarta claimed by the Islamic State group.

Indonesia agrees to help solve mystery of missing shipwrecks

Jakarta - Indonesia has agreed to work with the Netherlands to investigate the mysterious disappearance of several World War II shipwrecks -- considered war graves -- from the bottom of the Java Sea, the Dutch prime minister said Wednesday.

Jakarta governor faces grilling over blasphemy allegations

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was questioned by police Tuesday for the first time since being named a suspect in a blasphemy investigation seen by critics as a test of religious tolerance in Indonesia.

Ancient Indonesian martial arts seeks global spotlight

Jakarta - Some fight with machetes three-feet long, others are armed with daggers curved like the claws of big cats, while other combatants rely on only their minds.

Indonesia says not to blame for missing WWII shipwrecks

Jakarta - Indonesia refused to take the blame Thursday for the disappearance of at least six British and Dutch World War II shipwrecks -- considered war graves -- that investigators believe could have been salvaged for scrap.

Jakarta governor named suspect in blasphemy case

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was formally named a suspect in a blasphemy investigation on Wednesday, after allegations that he insulted Islam sparked a violent mass protest by Muslim hardliners in the Indonesian capital.

New Chinese Interpol chief sparks rights concerns

Nusa Dua - A Chinese security official was elected president of Interpol Thursday for the first time, sparking criticism from activists who say Beijing uses the agency to track down dissidents abroad.

'I'm very afraid': Muslim shock as Trump clinches victory

Jakarta - "I'm very afraid, will there be more wars? Will America attack Muslim countries again?" asked Indonesian activist Alijah Diete, as Muslims reeled Wednesday from Donald Trump's shock US presidential election victory.

UK banker murder victim 'felt haunted' days before death

Cilacap - An Indonesian woman brutally murdered by a British banker in his upmarket Hong Kong apartment told her family days before her death she felt haunted and threatened, her father said Tuesday.

Indonesia leader postpones Australia trip after protests

Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has postponed a trip to Australia due to start Sunday after violence broke out at a mass rally against a Christian governor accused of insulting Islam, the government said.

Hopes fade for 44 missing after Indonesian boat accident

Batam - Hopes are fading for 44 people still missing more than a day after an overcrowded speedboat carrying Indonesian migrant workers capsized and sunk in rough seas, claiming at least 18 lives.

Death toll from Indonesian boat accident climbs to 54

Batam - The death toll from a speedboat accident in Indonesia has climbed to 54, an official said Friday, after dozens of bodies were found floating in the ocean.

Freed Indonesians recall Somali kidnap ordeal

Jakarta - Four Indonesian fishermen had an emotional reunion with their families Monday after returning home following a kidnap ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates, recalling the horrors they endured.

Indonesian handed 20 years in 'poisoned coffee' murder

Jakarta - An Indonesian woman was jailed for 20 years Thursday for murdering a friend from an Australian college with poisoned coffee in a "sadistic" fashion, capping a sensational trial that has gripped the country.
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