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Indonesia military to blame for 2014 Papua killings: rights commission

Jakarta - Indonesia's military shot dead four students in the country's restive Papua region during 2014 protests and carried out "gross human rights violations", a commission investigating the uprising concluded Monday.

Aussie croc wrangler joins Indonesia bid to save tyre-tied reptile

Palu - An Australian television personality has thrown his hat in the ring to help capture a giant Indonesian crocodile and remove a motorcycle tyre stuck around its neck.

Erupting Indonesian volcano spews ash, lava

Jakarta - Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupted Thursday as fiery red molten lava streamed down from the crater and it belched clouds of grey ash 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the sky.

Bat for sale at Indonesia's wildlife market despite virus warning

Tomohon - Bats, rats and snakes are still being sold at an Indonesian market known for its wildlife offerings, despite a government request to take them off the menu over fears of a link to the deadly coronavirus.

Stranded Chinese stay on Bali as few take flight to Wuhan

Bali - Thousands of Chinese tourists stranded on the Indonesian island of Bali appeared happy to extend their holiday as only a few dozen boarded a repatriation flight on Saturday back to the coronavirus-stricken city of Wuhan, officials said.

Flights delayed for Chinese stranded in Bali over virus fears

Jakarta - Charter flights offered to thousands of Chinese tourists stranded in Bali after Indonesia halted flights over coronavirus fears have been delayed because travel permits have yet to be approved, Jakarta said Friday.

Chinese tourists stranded in Bali over virus fears offered flights home

Indonesia - Thousands of Chinese tourists stranded in Bali after Indonesia suspended flights over coronavirus fears will be offered charter flights home, China's consulate on the holiday island said Thursday.

Thousands of Chinese tourists stranded in Bali after flights suspended

Bali - Thousands of Chinese tourists risk being stranded in Bali after the Indonesian government suspended flights to and from mainland China over fears of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

No takers for Indonesia's 'pluck a tyre off the croc' contest

Palu - Indonesia has called off a contest offering a cash reward to anyone brave enough to remove a motorbike tyre stuck around the neck of a giant crocodile.

Indonesians protest use of island for virus quarantine

Menteng Dua - Hundreds of residents of a remote Indonesian island protested Monday at the government's decision to use it to quarantine evacuees from the Chinese city at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

Thousands on virus lockdown at China-backed plant in Indonesia

Jakarta - More than 40,000 workers at a vast Chinese-controlled industrial complex in Indonesia have been quarantined over fears about the spread of a deadly coronavirus strain which has killed more than 200 people in China, it said Friday.

Papuans on trial in Indonesia ordered to remove penis gourds

Jakarta - Two Papuan activists on trial for treason in Indonesia's capital decried what they described as "racism" after the court on Monday ordered them to remove traditional penis gourds.

Indonesia rights body slams LGBT raids after UK rapist case

Jakarta - Indonesia's human rights body on Tuesday slammed a crackdown on the LGBT community in a city that was once home to a man described as Britain's most prolific rapist.

Flood-hit Jakarta residents sue over deadly disaster

Jakarta - Jakarta's governor has been hit with a lawsuit filed by residents of the sprawling city after torrential rain sparked floods and landslides that killed dozens and left thousands homeless, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Prolific UK rapist sparks shock, disgust in native Indonesia

Jakarta - The father of an Indonesian student described as Britain's most prolific rapist said his son's life sentence "fits the crimes", as the lurid case sparked shock and disgust in his native country.

At least two injured in Jakarta building collapse

Jakarta - A five-storey building in Jakarta partly collapsed Monday morning, injuring at least two people who were taken to hospital, authorities said.

Thousands in shelters as Indonesia flood death toll hits 60

Jakarta - Indonesian rescue teams flew helicopters stuffed with food to remote flood-hit communities on Saturday as the death toll from the disaster jumped to 60 and fears grew about the possibility of more torrential rain.

Indonesia flood rescuers hunt for missing after 43 killed

Jakarta - Indonesian rescuers mounted a desperate search on Friday for those missing after torrential rains unleashed flash floods and landslides, killing at least 43 people across the Jakarta region as authorities raced to prevent disease outbreaks.

Indonesia flood rescuers hunt for missing after 43 killed

Jakarta - Indonesian rescuers mounted a desperate search Friday for those missing after flash floods and landslides sparked by torrential rains killed at least 43 people across the Jakarta region, leaving whole districts under water and thousands homeless.

Indonesia floods leave nearly 30 dead, several missing

Jakarta - Indonesia's disaster agency warned Thursday of more deaths after torrential rains pounded the Jakarta region, triggering floods and landslides that killed at least 29 and left vast swaths of the megalopolis underwater.
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