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6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia: USGS

Jakarta - A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia late Friday, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued, US seismologists said.

Terror attacks loom as Indonesian trio vie for IS glory

Jakarta - A power struggle among three Indonesian-born Islamic State militants in Syria could have a violent ripple effect in Southeast Asia, senior police warn, as a deadly game of one-upmanship threatens to cause more Jakarta-style attacks.

Rights groups rap treatment of Indonesian sect members

Jakarta - Indonesia has relocated more than 1,500 members of a controversial sect from their village "for their own safety", an official said Wednesday, but rights groups described their treatment as religious persecution.

Five more Indonesian bodies wash ashore in Malaysia after boat tragedy

Kuala Lumpur - Five more bodies believed to be those of illegal Indonesian migrants were found in Malaysia on Wednesday following a boat tragedy, raising the death toll to 18, police said.

Indonesian birds on the brink as forests plundered

Bogor - Barely a few days old, perched on a nest of twigs inside an incubator, a newborn Indonesian songbird -- cherished for its melodious chirp -- tweets weakly as a tiny metallic ring is attached to its leg.

More than 1,200 flee as Indonesia volcano spews ash, gas

Kupang - More than 1,200 people have been evacuated from their homes to escape a gurgling volcano in eastern Indonesia spewing clouds of ash and toxic gas into the air.

Jakarta attack toll rises to 8: police

Jakarta - The death toll in the Jakarta extremist attack has risen to eight, including four civilian victims and four militants, after a wounded Indonesian bystander died overnight, police said Sunday.

Man accused of financing Jakarta attacks with IS funds arrested

Jakarta - Indonesian police announced Saturday they had arrested a man they believe financed the deadly Jakarta attacks, alleging the suspect received the funds from the Islamic State group (IS).

Philippines concerned over 'emerging' terror threat

Manila - Philippine security forces expressed concern over an "emerging threat" of terrorism, after suicide attackers struck the Indonesian capital on Thursday.

IS-linked group suspected of Jakarta attacks

Jakarta - An Indonesian organisation with links to the Islamic State group is suspected of carrying out deadly shootings and suicide bombings in Jakarta Thursday, and was thought to be copying November attacks in Paris, police said.

At least four dead in Jakarta explosions, shooting

Jakarta - Gunfire and explosions in the Indonesian capital Jakarta killed at least four people Thursday, with police flooding the streets amid fears gun-toting militants were still on the run.

Filipina on death row in Indonesia has family birthday visit

Yogyakarta - A Filipina on death row in Indonesia was visited by family Tuesday for a late birthday celebration, as her supporters maintained the single mother would be proclaimed innocent and escape the firing squad.

Indonesia, South Korea sign $1.3bn fighter jet development deal

Seoul - Indonesia signed a $1.3 billion deal with South Korea Thursday to jointly develop Seoul's next-generation fighter jets, the South's aircraft manufacturer said.

Indonesian tattooists revive tribal traditions

Jogjakarta - Men in tribal dress stand amid dense jungle on the Indonesian island of Java, their bodies covered in elaborate, traditional tattoos inspired by cultures in distant corners of the vast, tropical archipelago.

Indonesia arrests two over New Year suicide terror plot

Jakarta - Indonesian police said Friday they have arrested two men, including a member of China's Uighur minority, allegedly involved in a planned New Year suicide attack in Jakarta.

Indonesian ferry accident death toll climbs to 63

Jakarta - The death toll from a ferry disaster in central Indonesia has risen to 63 with a handful of people still missing as the search and rescue operation winds down, an official said Friday.

Death toll from Indonesian ferry accident climbs to 20

Jakarta - The death toll from a ferry disaster in central Indonesia has climbed to 20, an official said Thursday, though nearly 60 people remain missing five days after the boat sank in rough seas.

Captain of sunken Indonesia ferry rescued, 70 still missing

Jakarta - The captain of an Indonesian ferry that sank in rough seas has been rescued floating in a life jacket two days after the accident but more than 70 others remain missing, officials said Tuesday.

Families wait for news after Indonesia ferry disaster

Menteng Dua - Rescuers scoured a remote gulf Monday for survivors of a weekend ferry disaster in central Indonesia, as anguished relatives gathered desperate for news from a boat that has still not been found.

Indonesian police say New Year terror plot foiled, five held

Jakarta - Indonesian police have foiled a major terror plot with the arrest of several men allegedly linked to a planned suicide bombing in Jakarta during New Year celebrations, according to documents seen on Sunday.

First victims found in Indonesian ferry accident: official

Makassar - Two children have become the first victims found following a ferry accident in central Indonesia, an official said on Sunday, as search and rescue teams continue scouring the rough seas for survivors.

Bali police seize spears, machetes after deadly prison brawl

Denpasar - Police on Indonesia's Bali island said Friday they had seized hundreds of spears, machetes and arrows after fighting between gangs inside a prison and on the streets outside left four dead.

Indonesian parliament speaker quits over extortion scandal

Jakarta - Indonesia's parliament speaker quit his post Wednesday over allegations he tried to extort a stake from a US mining giant, in one of the country's biggest political scandals in years.

Bus and train crash in Indonesia kills 16

Jakarta - A collision between a commuter train and a minibus on a level crossing in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Sunday killed at least 16 people and injured several others, an official said.

Poor pilot emergency training behind AirAsia crash: analysts

Paris - A new probe into what sent an AirAsia flight plunging into the Java Sea last year, killing all 162 people on board, has pointed the finger at poor pilot training on how to cope with emergencies.

AirAsia crash due to faulty component, crew response: probe

Jakarta - A faulty component and the crew's inadequate response caused an AirAsia A320 to crash into the Java Sea last year, killing all 162 people on board, an Indonesian report said Tuesday.

Indonesia's Papua battles AIDS epidemic

Wamena - Fifteen-year-old Adina curls up in bed under a sheet, her body ravaged by AIDS, one of many caught up in an epidemic sweeping Indonesia's eastern Papua region.

Indonesian district to ban condoms in convenience stores

Menteng Dua - A staunchly Islamic district in Indonesia plans to ban the sale of condoms in convenience stores in a bid to halt premarital sex, an official said Tuesday, but activists criticised the move as misguided.

Indonesian newlyweds ate alleged rapist's genitals: police

Menteng Dua - A newlywed Indonesian couple have been arrested over claims they dined on the genitals of the woman's suspected rapist after her husband allegedly murdered him and cut off his private parts, police said Tuesday.

Emissions set to soar as love of steak takes off in Asia

Jakarta - Climate change is the last thing on Maya Puspita Sari's mind as she tucks into a steak and splurges on ice cream, products that were once a luxury but are now a growing staple in the diets of millions of Indonesians.
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Indonesia's Mount Tambora.
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AIRLINE: An Airbus 320 jetliner taxis at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya  Indonesia  in 201...
AIRLINE: An Airbus 320 jetliner taxis at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia, in 2010.
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An adult male orangutan on the Tarantang River, Central Kalimantan.
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Deforestation in Riau province, Sumatra, to make way for an oil palm plantation. Photo taken in 2007.
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Bromo Mountain East Java Indonesia is a bautifull place to vacation or trip.
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An orangutan is rescued from a bulldozed section of rainforest in Borneo, Indonesia.
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Yogyakarta Performing art. This event was held in Yogyakarta. At 14 october 2011. The participant come from Japan,Korea,United States and also Indonesia. This is two days event
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This sunset photo on an island named Bangka country Indonesia
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Sukhoi Superjet-100
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Butcher in Bali preparing dog meat. (2013)
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'Trophy' photograph taken by an Indonesian soldier after he and his comrades murdered Ninuor Kwalik and his 12 year old nephew Daugunme in 1998, West Papua. © Survival
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The province of Papua
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There'll be nobody working in the rice paddies on Nyepi Day
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French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian island.
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Air pollution over Southeast Asia in October 1997
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A damaged bank office is seen in Indonesia's province of Banda Aceh April 12, 2012.
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Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Sharia-inspired law requiring all Muslims to wear “Islamic attire.”
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