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Sonar deployed in hunt for Indonesia ferry disaster victims

Simalungun - Indonesian authorities Friday turned to cutting-edge sonar technology as they search one of the world's deepest lakes for victims of a deadly ferry disaster.

Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over 2016 IS-claimed terror attack

Jakarta - A radical Indonesian cleric was sentenced to death Friday for masterminding a 2016 Islamic State terror attack that saw a suicide bomber blow himself up at a Starbucks cafe.

Police detain captain, crew in deadly Indonesia ferry disaster

Simalungun - The captain and two crew of an overloaded Indonesian ferry that sank into the depths of a volcanic lake have been detained for questioning over the deadly disaster, police said Thursday.

Number missing in Indonesia ferry disaster jumps again to 192: official

Simalungun - As many as 192 passengers could be missing after a ferry sank into the depths of a volcanic lake in Indonesia, the search-and-rescue agency said Wednesday, tripling initial government estimates.

Search on for dozens missing after ferry sinks on Indonesian crater lake

Simalungun - Rescuers searched Indonesia's Lake Toba on Tuesday for dozens of passengers still missing after a ferry capsized at the popular tourist destination.

Indonesian killed by his mother's falling funeral coffin

Makassar - An Indonesian was killed when his mother's coffin fell from a funeral tower and crushed him during a service on the island of Sulawesi, police said Sunday.

Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python

Makassar - An Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she vanished while tending her vegetable garden, police said Saturday.

13 dead as boat capsizes off Indonesia's Sulawesi

Makassar - At least 13 people died when a passenger boat overloaded with holidaymakers celebrating Eid capsized off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Wednesday, officials said.

Preach! Indonesia's got Ramadan talent

Jakarta - It's a make or break moment for Indonesian high schooler Puteri Ara and her hijab-clad friends as they rap about religious tolerance to a cheering TV studio audience.

Leading Muslim fashion designer jailed in Indonesia fraud

Jakarta - An Indonesian fashion designer who shot to global fame with her Muslim-themed collection was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for a multi-million dollar fraud and money-laundering.

11 killed in Indonesia accident as truck smashes into houses

Brebes - At least 11 people died in Indonesia when a truck carrying sugar smashed into several motorcycles and houses on Sunday, an official said.

Indonesian parents wait for justice 20 years after Suharto's fall

Jakarta - Almost every week Asih Widodo attends a vigil outside Indonesia's presidential palace, seeking justice for his son who died in an orgy of violence after the fall of dictator Suharto.

Indonesia city protests suicide bomber burials

Surabaya - Angry residents of an Indonesian city struck by a wave of suicide bombings refused to let the attackers' bodies be buried in their neighbourhood on Friday, police said.

Indonesia hit by new IS-claimed attack after suicide bombings

Pekanbaru - Four men who attacked an Indonesian police headquarters with samurai swords were shot dead Wednesday and one officer also died, authorities said, days after a wave of deadly suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group rocked the country.

Indonesia hit by another attack after deadly suicide bombings

Pekanbaru - Four men were shot and killed as they staged an attack on a police headquarters that left one officer dead and two wounded, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, after a wave of deadly suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group.

Two families staged Indonesian suicide bombings: police

Surabaya - A family of five, including a child, carried out the suicide bombing of a police headquarters in Indonesia's second city Surabaya on Monday, police said, a day after a deadly wave of attacks on churches staged by another family.

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up at Indonesian police HQ: authorities

Surabaya - Two militants on a motorcycle blew themselves up at a police headquarters in Indonesia's second city Surabaya on Monday, wounding at least 10 people including officers, authorities said, a day after a deadly wave of suicide bombings hit churches.

Deadly Indonesia church suicide bombings committed by one family

Surabaya - A family of six including two young daughters staged suicide bombings at three Indonesian churches during Sunday services, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.

At least two dead, 13 injured in Indonesia church attacks: police

Jakarta - At least two people were killed and 13 others injured in bomb attacks, including a suicide blast, targeting churches in Indonesia's second biggest city Surabaya, police said Sunday, the latest assault on a religious minority in the world's biggest Musl...

Indonesian volcano erupts, sparking evacuations

Jakarta - Indonesian villagers living in the shadow of one of the world's most active volcanoes fled to safety Friday as Mount Merapi erupted, sending a cascade of ash and smoke some 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) into the sky.
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