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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.

HSBC funding Indonesian forest destruction: Greenpeace

Jakarta - Greenpeace on Tuesday accused banking giant HSBC of helping to arrange billions of dollars in financing for companies whose palm oil operations have been blamed for destroying vast swathes of Indonesian rainforest.

Indonesia backs down in Australia military row

Jakarta - Indonesia appeared to back down Thursday from a decision to suspend all military cooperation with Australia in a row over teaching materials, with a senior minister saying only language training had been put on hold.

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia

Jakarta - Indonesia has suspended military cooperation with Australia after training materials deemed offensive were found at an Australian army centre, officials said Wednesday, in a fresh flare-up of tensions between the neighbours.

Jakarta governor lambasts hardliner at blasphemy trial

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor Tuesday shouted at an Islamic hardliner testifying against him in dramatic scenes at his blasphemy trial, seen as a test of religious tolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.

Trump's Indonesian business partner 'eyeing presidency'

Jakarta - Donald Trump's Indonesian business partner has revealed he may follow the example of the brash US billionaire and run for president, a report said Monday.

Indonesian tourist boat captain held after deadly fire

Jakarta - Indonesian police said Monday they have detained the captain of a tourist boat that burst into flames en route to a holiday island and left 23 people dead, amid reports he was the first to jump ship.

Indonesian tourist boat blaze kills 23

Jakarta - A massive fire erupted in a boat carrying hundreds of local tourists to an island north of the Indonesian capital Jakarta Sunday, leaving at least 23 dead and 17 injured, officials said.

Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers

Banda Aceh - Thousands of Indonesians prayed for their loved ones at mass graves and mosques Monday to mark a tsunami which devastated Aceh province 12 years ago today, one of the worst natural disasters in human history.

Indonesia police say Christmas bomb plot foiled, three killed

Jakarta - Indonesian police have foiled plans by an IS-linked group for a Christmas-time suicide bombing after killing three suspected militants Wednesday and discovering a cache of bombs, authorities said.

The fight to save Earth's smallest rhino in Sumatra's jungles

Indonesia - Deep from within the Indonesian jungle a solitary, seldom seen forest giant emerges from the undergrowth.It is a Sumatran rhino, one of the rarest large mammals on Earth.
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