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Death toll climbs to five after quake in eastern Indonesia

Jakarta - The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit a remote Indonesian island chain at the weekend has climbed to five, with thousands living in evacuation shelters, an official said Wednesday.The shallow 7.

Two die, thousands flee after 7.3 quake in Indonesia

Jakarta - At least two people have been found dead and thousands were forced from their homes after a major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia, an official said Monday.

Major 7.3 quake hits remote Malukus in eastern Indonesia

Dong - A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Sunday, sending panicked residents running into the streets, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Indonesia leader and runner-up seek post-election peace

Jakarta - The winner and runner-up in Indonesia's presidential election which sparked deadly riots in the capital called for reconciliation on Saturday, in their first meeting since the vote.

Indonesia president vows to fight EU palm oil rules

Jakarta - Indonesia's president promised Friday to fight the European Union over plans to restrict the use of palm oil in biofuels.Brussels wants to limit the materials that can be used in fuel that is counted towards its renewable energy targets.

Indonesia cancels tsunami alert after strong quake

Jakarta - A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent panicked residents fleeing to higher ground.

Jakarta residents sue Indonesia government over air pollution

Jakarta - Residents of Indonesia's capital on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the government over the toxic levels of air pollution that regularly blanket the city.

'Victims and perpetrators': Rehabilitating Indonesia's child bombers

Jakarta - Thrown off a motorbike as her parents blew themselves up, nine-year-old Mila was the sole survivor of a family suicide bombing, part of a wave of such attacks involving children that rocked Indonesia.

Indonesia court rejects bid to overturn President Widodo's victory

Jakarta - Indonesia's constitutional court Thursday rejected a bid to overturn President Joko Widodo's re-election victory and dismissed his defeated challenger's claims of widespread voter fraud as groundless.

Heavy security as Indonesia court set to rule on election-rigging claims

Jakarta - A top Indonesian court was set to rule Thursday on a defeated presidential election challenger's claims that the 2019 race was rigged against him -- allegations that sparked deadly rioting in Jakarta.

Indonesian police beat protesters during deadly Jakarta riots: Amnesty

Jakarta - Indonesian police beat protesters during last month's deadly rioting in Jakarta, Amnesty International said, as it called for an independent probe into "grave human rights violations", including the killing of demonstrators.

Powerful Indonesian quake felt in Australia

Jakarta - A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck remote eastern Indonesia on Monday, forcing people to flee office buildings as far away as the northern Australian city of Darwin, officials and reports said.

Two suspects in deadly Indonesian lighter factory fire probe

Jakarta - Two people have been identified as suspects by authorities investigating a deadly fire at an Indonesian lighter factory that killed 30 people including several children, a police chief said Saturday.

Children among 30 killed in Indonesia matchstick factory fire

Jakarta - At least 30 people, including several children, were killed when a fire ripped through a private home that operated as a matchstick factory in Indonesia on Friday, authorities said.

Indonesia pet orangutans released back into the wild

Jakarta - The young orangutan looks back at her rescuers before clambering over her steel cage and into the trees, swinging from hand to hand and hanging upside down.

Death toll in Indonesia ferry sinking rises to 18

Jakarta - The death toll from an Indonesian ferry sinking has risen to 18, authorities said Tuesday, the latest maritime accident to hit the archipelago nation.

Huge security operation as Indonesia court hears poll rigging claims

Jakarta - Tens of thousands of security personnel fanned out across Jakarta Friday as a court heard a defeated presidential challenger's claim that Indonesia's 2019 election was rigged -- allegations that spawned deadly rioting last month.

Bali volcano spews ash in new eruption

Jakarta - A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali erupted Friday, spewing a plume of ash and smoke more than 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the sky.

Indonesia says top officials marked for death amid deadly riots

Jakarta - Four Indonesian officials, including its chief security minister and the president's top intelligence advisor, were targeted in a failed assassination plot that may be linked to deadly riots in Jakarta, police said Tuesday.

Indonesia steamrolls bootleg alcohol during Ramadan

Jakarta - About 18,000 bottles of bootleg alcohol were crushed by a steamroller in Muslim-majority Indonesia's capital Monday as police warned tipplers off booze during the Ramadan fasting month.

Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-election riots

Jakarta - Tens of thousands of Indonesian military and police were deployed on the streets of Jakarta Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over claims of widespread cheating in last month's election.

Six dead after election riots in Indonesia's capital

Jakarta - At least six people were killed as Indonesia's capital erupted in violence when police clashed with protesters opposed to the re-election of President Joko Widodo.

Indonesian capital tense after overnight election clashes

Jakarta - Indonesian police said Wednesday they were probing reports that at least one demonstrator was killed in clashes that broke out in the capital Jakarta overnight after a rally opposed to President Joko Widodo's re-election.

Indonesia's Joko Widodo re-elected president as rival cries foul

Jakarta - Heavily armed Indonesian troops were on high alert Tuesday amid fears of civil unrest in the capital Jakarta, as the surprise early announcement of official election results handed Joko Widodo another term as leader of the world's third-biggest democra...

Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president

Jakarta - Indonesia's Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the world's third-biggest democracy, the elections commission said early Tuesday, beating rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general who has vowed to challenge any victory for the incumbent lea...

French drug smuggler sentenced to death in Indonesia

Mataram - Indonesia on Monday sentenced a French drug smuggler to death by firing squad, in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a long prison term.

Indonesian court sentences French drug smuggler to death

Mataram - An Indonesian court sentenced Frenchman Felix Dorfin to death for drug smuggling on Monday, in a shock verdict after prosecutors asked for a 20-year jail term.

French fighter jets make emergency landing in Indonesia

Banda Aceh - Seven French navy fighter jets were forced to make an emergency landing in Indonesia's northernmost province due to bad weather, an air force official said Sunday.

Indonesia arrests dozens of terror suspects ahead of poll results

Jakarta - Indonesian police said Friday that they have arrested dozens of Islamic-State linked terror suspects, including some who planned to detonate bombs at political demonstrations when election results are announced next week.

Indonesia's new capital to be decided this year: minister

Jakarta - Indonesia will decide the site of its new capital this year with the aim of it being ready by 2024, a minister said Wednesday.
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