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Op-Ed: New study — Billions at risk from heatwaves

Sydney - Inhabitants of the tropics, Middle East and most Western nations are in for progressive murderous heatwaves. New studies by the University of Hawaii indicate a rolling incremental increase in severity of heatwaves worldwide.

Four foreign inmates tunnel out of Indonesian jail

Bali - Four foreign prisoners have tunnelled out of jail on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali, including an Australian man who was going to be freed within months, police said Monday.

As homelands devastated, Indonesian tribe turns to Islam

Indonesia - Indonesian tribesman Muhammad Yusuf believes his conversion from animism to Islam in a government-supported programme will eventually make his life easier.

Inmates escape Indonesian prison during floods

Jakarta - Dozens of inmates swam to freedom from a flooded Indonesian jail after one of its walls collapsed, police said Wednesday, the latest breakout to hit the country's creaking prison system.

Indonesia seizes pangolins, scales worth $190,000

Medan - Indonesian authorities have seized hundreds of critically endangered pangolins and scales in a haul worth $190,000 after uncovering a major smuggling operation, an official said Wednesday.

Indonesia's 'militant moderates' fight religious intolerance

Jakarta - Clad in camouflage and armed only with their convictions, the paramilitary wing of Indonesia's biggest Muslim organisation is on a campaign -- to crush intolerance and defend the nation's inclusive brand of Islam.

Agnez Mo launches own mobile app where she can interact with fans

Fans of Indonesian pop superstar Agnez Mo have a major reason to celebrate. The pop diva has launched her new mobile app.

Indonesian 'rainbow village' is internet sensation

Semarang - An Indonesian hamlet dubbed "the rainbow village" after being given a makeover in a kaleidoscope of colours is attracting hordes of visitors and has become an internet sensation.

Indonesian Islamist leader named suspect in porn case

Jakarta - A Indonesian Islamist leader who helped organise mass protests against Jakarta's Christian governor has been named a suspect in a pornography case, police said Tuesday, as authorities seek to rein in hardliners.

Australian trafficker Corby to return home amid media storm

Abianbase - Australian Schapelle Corby will on Saturday finally return home from Bali 12 years after she was convicted of drug trafficking, in a long-awaited return that has triggered a media frenzy.

Indonesia makes arrests over suicide attack claimed by IS

Jakarta - Indonesian authorities have arrested three men in connection with a twin suicide bombing at a Jakarta bus terminal that killed three police officers, an official said Friday, as the Islamic State (IS) group claimed the attack.

Indonesia probes 'IS-linked' suicide attack on police

Jakarta - Indonesia's elite anti-terror squad was Thursday investigating a suicide bombing near a Jakarta bus station that killed three policemen in an assault authorities believe is linked to the Islamic State group.

Jakarta suicide bombing kills three police officers

Jakarta - A suicide bombing attack outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday killed three police officers, the latest assault to hit the Muslim-majority country as it struggles with a surge of terror plots.

The female Muslim comic standing up to extremism

Jakarta - Wearing a red hijab and all-encompassing gown, Sakdiyah Maruf cuts an unusual figure in a dark, smokey Jakarta bar as she reels off taboo-breaking jokes to laughter from a rapt audience.

Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering crowd

Banda Aceh - Two Indonesian men were caned Tuesday in front of a jeering crowd as a punishment for gay sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there is mounting hostility towards the small LGBT community.

Indonesian men to be caned for gay sex

Banda Aceh - Two Indonesian men will Tuesday be publicly caned for having sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there are concerns over mounting hostility towards the small gay community.

Japanese man held for wildlife smuggling in Indonesia

Jakarta - A Japanese man has been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly trying to smuggle hundreds of reptiles out of the archipelago, including snakes, lizards and turtles, authorities and environmentalists said Friday.

Gilas Pilipinas grabs gold medal in 2017 SEABA Championship

The Philippines National Basketball Team Gilas Pilipinas cruised to 97-64 victory over the Indonesian National Basketball team to bag the gold medal in the just-concluded 2017 SEABA Games Thursday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Philippines.

Indonesian men sentenced to caning for gay sex

Banda Aceh - A sharia court Wednesday sentenced two Indonesian men to be publicly caned for gay sex for the first time in the conservative province of Aceh, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority country.

Australian's sentence for Bali cop killing raised to 5 years

Denpasar - An Indonesian court Monday increased the jail term of an Australian woman convicted of killing a policeman on the resort island of Bali to five years after prosecutors appealed her original sentence.
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