Flash floods and landslides in central Indonesia have killed at least 35 people and destroyed dozens of homes, an official said Sunday, as searchers scoured devastated villages for survivors.
Indonesia's defence minister said Thursday suspected communists killed in 1960s military-backed massacres "deserved to die", as a backlash mounts against efforts to resolve one of the darkest chapters in the country's history.
A new species of boa constrictor has been discovered on an uninhabited island in the Bahamas. One of the manners in which the species introduced itself was to slither out of a tree right up upon the head of a researcher.
Indonesian rescuers searched for survivors in scorched villages and devastated farmlands Monday after a volcano erupted in clouds of searing ash and gas, killing seven and leaving others fighting life-threatening burns.
The rare birth of a Sumatran rhino in Indonesia has been hailed a victory for the critically endangered species, which has been almost wiped out in the wild by poaching and habitat destruction.
Indonesia is pushing to ban new palm oil operations after last year's haze-belching forest fires were partly blamed on the industry's expansion, but producers are warning the move could hit the economy and green groups are sceptical.
About year ago today, Manny Pacquiao visited Filipino death row convict Mary Jane Velasco in Indonesia and made an appeal to the country's president Joko Widodo to spare spare the life of the suspected drug mule from execution by firing squad.
Indonesia will use data from miniature satellites around the globe to pinpoint the location of illegal fishing vessels trawling its vast waters, under an agreement announced Wednesday with a Silicon Valley tech firm.
Indonesian warships have detained a Chinese trawler allegedly operating illegally in Indonesian waters, just weeks after a confrontation between vessels from the two countries caused tensions, the navy said Sunday.