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Indonesia vows action after UK cruise ship ruins coral reef

Sorong - Indonesia on Wednesday vowed to take action after a British-owned cruise ship smashed into pristine coral reefs and caused extensive damage, as residents of the popular tourist site lamented "paradise" had been ruined.

UK cruise ship damages pristine Indonesian coral reef

Indonesia - A British-owned cruise ship has smashed into pristine coral reefs, causing extensive damage in a remote corner of Indonesia known as one of the world's most biodiverse marine habitats, researchers and officials said Tuesday.

Australian, Briton jailed over brutal Bali policeman killing

Denpasar - An Australian woman and her British DJ boyfriend were jailed Monday over the killing of a policeman who was beaten to death on a beach on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

British former war reporter jailed in Bali drugs case

Denpasar - A British former war correspondent will be released from a Bali prison in a matter of months after being handed a short jail term Thursday for using hashish on the Indonesian resort island.

Bali gears up for Saudi king's extravagant visit

Denpasar - Luxury hotels have been booked out and security forces deployed across Bali as the resort island geared up Friday for the arrival of Saudi King Salman on the latest leg of his extravagant Indonesian tour.

Saudi king urges fight against terrorism on Indonesia trip

Jakarta - Saudi Arabia's King Salman called Thursday for a united fight against terrorism in a speech to Indonesia's parliament during a landmark state visit to the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

Indonesia, Saudi sign deals as King Salman starts landmark visit

Bogor - Indonesia and Saudi Arabia Wednesday signed agreements in areas ranging from trade to aviation as the kingdom's monarch visited the world's most populous Muslim-majority country for the first time in almost half a century.

Indonesian Islamist leader testifies at Jakarta governor trial

Jakarta - The head of an Indonesian Muslim hardline group insisted Tuesday that Jakarta's Christian governor had committed blasphemy as he gave evidence at the city leader's trial.

Indonesian collapses after caning for breaking Islamic law

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian man collapsed while being publicly caned Monday for spending time with a woman who is not his wife in contravention of strict Islamic laws in a staunchly Muslim part of the country.

Indonesian killed in shootout after bomb attack

Bandung - Indonesian police shot dead a suspected militant linked to the Islamic State (IS) group during a firefight at a government office Monday after a small bomb was set off nearby.

Indonesian accused of Kim half-brother's murder 'duped': officials

Jakarta - An Indonesian woman arrested over the assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother was "duped" into believing that she was taking part in a TV prank show, officials said Friday.

Indonesian orangutan brutally killed and eaten

Jakarta - A critically endangered Bornean orangutan has been shot dead, hacked to pieces and eaten by workers after straying onto an Indonesian palm oil plantation, police and activists said Thursday.

Jakarta's Christian governor heads for tough run-off

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was heading for a tough run-off against a Muslim opponent in city elections seen as a test of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Indonesia after a tight first round Wednesday.

Muslim Indonesia's capital to vote in tolerance test

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor will fight to cling on to his job at polls this week despite standing trial for blasphemy, in a saga that has fuelled concerns about religious intolerance in the Muslim-majority nation.

Rumbling Indonesian volcano in fresh eruption

Angkasa - A rumbling volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island spewed clouds of smoke and ash high into the air Friday, the latest in a series of violent eruptions.

'Nazi goreng' no more: Controversial Indonesian cafe shuts

Bandung - A controversial Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia with swastika-bearing walls has closed over a lack of customers, a lawyer said Thursday, but pledged it would reopen at a bigger location.

Trump sued over 'unconstitutional' foreign payments

New York - A federal lawsuit filed Monday against Donald Trump claims the president is violating the Constitution by allowing his businesses to receive payments from foreign governments.

Indonesia denies peacekeepers tried to leave Sudan with arms

Jakarta - Indonesia denied Tuesday that United Nations peacekeepers from the country had sought to take weapons out of Sudan's conflict-wracked Darfur after they were allegedly caught leaving the region with arms.

Indonesian pulp mill causing huge environmental damage: activists

Jakarta - Green groups said Thursday that one of the world's biggest pulp mills which started production on Indonesia's Sumatra island last month was causing enormous environmental damage.

British ex-war correspondent on trial in Bali for hashish

Denpasar - A British former war correspondent and an Australian businessman went on trial Thursday on the Indonesian resort island of Bali accused of using hashish.
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