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Indonesia teen rescued after seven weeks adrift at sea

Jakarta - An Indonesian teenager survived seven weeks adrift at sea after his tiny fishing trap lost its moorings and ended up some 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) away in waters near the Pacific island of Guam, his family said Monday.

Indonesia kicks off presidential race as currency slumps

Jakarta - Campaigning for Indonesia's presidential election in April kicked off Sunday, pitting incumbent Joko Widodo against a former military general in the race to lead the world's third-biggest democracy.

Indonesian city orders top staff to 'pray or get a new job'

Jakarta - An Indonesian city has ordered its top civil servants to visit their local mosque for dawn prayers or risk being sacked, underscoring the growing influence of religion across the world's biggest Muslim majority country.

At least 21 killed in Indonesia bus crash

Bandung - At least 21 people died and several others were injured when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed and plunged into a ravine on the Indonesian island of Java, police said Saturday.

Indonesians flee to higher ground in regional tsunami drill

Meulaboh - Indonesian high school students fled to higher ground as tsunami warning sirens blared Wednesday, launching an evacuation exercise across a region devastated by a 2004 disaster which killed over 200,000 people.The drill simulated a magnitude 9.

Ghost ship in Myanmar waters earlier towed by Indonesian-manned vessel: navy

Yangon - A stranded vessel empty of crew and goods that was found in Myanmar's waters this week was being towed by a ship with 13 Indonesian nationals before it became unmoored, the Myanmar Navy said.

Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics

Jakarta - Indonesia unveiled surprise plans to bid for the 2032 Olympics on Saturday as it rides high from its successful staging of the Asian Games.

Indonesian family seeks justice in Asian Games crime crackdown

Jakarta - Indonesian police say they shot Dedy Sukma after the accused motorcycle thief tried to wrestle away an officer's pistol.

Indonesian earthquake death toll reaches 555

Jakarta - A string of deadly earthquakes that rocked Indonesia's Lombok island this summer killed 555 people and injured nearly 1,500, the disaster agency said Friday, with hundreds of thousands left homeless.

Indonesian woman jailed for complaining about mosque noise

Medan - A woman in Muslim-majority Indonesia was sentenced to 18 months in jail Tuesday for complaining about the volume of a mosque's call to prayer -- the latest conviction under a controversial blasphemy law.

Aid agencies rush to help survivors of deadly Lombok quakes

Lombok - Indonesian aid agencies and officials rushed Tuesday to help survivors after the third quake disaster in less than a month on Lombok island, where some 500 people have died and hundreds of thousands are homeless.

Why multiple earthquakes are rattling one Indonesian island

Jakarta - The Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has been hammered by a series of powerful earthquakes in the past three weeks that have killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

Fresh quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

A strong earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, triggering landslides and sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a tremor killed more than 480 people there.The 6.

Choking hazard: air pollution hangs over Asian Games

Jakarta - Indonesia is about to open the Asian Games but its traffic-clogged capital Jakarta remains shrouded in a haze of air pollution that threatens to mar the world's second-biggest multi-sport event.

Lombok quake sends shudders through tourist industry

Senggigi - The powerful earthquakes that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in recent weeks killing some 400 people have sent holidaymakers fleeing, raising questions about how its lucrative tourism sector will bounce back.

Death toll from Indonesia quake tops 380

Indonesia - An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed 387 people, authorities said Saturday, adding hundreds of thousands of displaced people were still short of clean water, food and medicine nearly a week on.The shallow 6.

Indonesia set one week out from 2018 Asian Games

Jakarta - Indonesia has set aside worries about terrorism, street crime and Jakarta's notorious traffic, saying it is ready to roll for the Asian Games in a week's time.

Aftershocks rock Indonesia's Lombok as quake death toll tops 300

Indonesia - The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok jumped to 319 Thursday, as strong aftershocks triggered panic among traumatised survivors waiting for aid in the worst-hit regions. The shallow 6.

'Why are they leaving me?' Indonesian abandoned in quake chaos

Indonesia - Lying in agony with a broken leg at the entrance to a mosque in Lombok, Alimuddin screamed for help as a powerful earthquake brought down the building around him on Sunday.

Sandals point to victims in mosque shattered by Indonesia quake

A shattered mosque in quake-hit northern Lombok, where sandals remain scattered outside its entrance, has become a focal point of the rescue effort after one weeping man was hauled out of the wreckage.

Lombok quake leaves 156,000 homeless as death toll hits 131

Indonesia - The death toll from a powerful earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok rose above 130 on Wednesday, as authorities appealed for food, clean water and medical help for some 156,000 people forced from their homes.

1,200 tourists being evacuated from Indonesia quake islands: disaster agency

More than one thousand tourists were being evacuated from Indonesia's tiny Gili islands on Monday after a powerful quake struck neighbouring Lombok, killing 91 people and injuring hundreds.

More than 2,000 tourists evacuated after Indonesia quake kills 98

Indonesia - Indonesia Monday sent rescuers fanning out across the holiday island of Lombok and evacuated more than 2,000 tourists after a powerful earthquake killed at least 98 people and damaged thousands of buildings.The shallow 6.

Indonesia quake kills 82, leaves hundreds wounded

A powerful quake which struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has killed 82 people and wounded hundreds, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said early Monday, with thousands of buildings left damaged.The 6.

Indonesia quake kills at least 37, injures dozens: official 

Indonesia - A major earthquake on the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok killed at least 37 people and injured dozens, officials said Sunday, damaging homes and triggering panic among tourists and locals.

Magnitude 7 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok Sunday, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island.

Volcano hikers tell of terror after Indonesia quake

More than 500 hikers and guides stranded by landslides on an Indonesian mountain after an earthquake have returned to safety, with some recalling their terror when tonnes of rock cascaded down.The shallow 6.

Hikers start descent of Indonesia volcano after quake

Groups of hikers began to pick their way down the slopes of a Lombok volcano Monday after a deadly earthquake triggered landslides that trapped more than 500 tourists and guides on the mountain.

More than 500 hikers stranded on mountain after Indonesia quake

Mataram - Indonesia mounted a rescue operation Monday to reach more than 500 hikers and guides stranded by landslides on an active volcano on Lombok, a day after a powerful earthquake struck the holiday island.

Strong quake kills 14, injures scores, on Indonesia holiday island

Lombok - A powerful earthquake which struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday killed at least 14 people, injured scores and damaged thousands of homes, officials said. Five children were among those killed by the shallow 6.
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School children walk through thick smoke on way to school in Indonesia.
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Two police, security guard found dead at US-run mine in Indonesian province of Papua.
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Map of cable from Australia to Indonesia.
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Sharia-inspired law requiring all Muslims to wear “Islamic attire.”
Sharia-inspired law requiring all Muslims to wear “Islamic attire.”
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An Ogoh-ogoh effigy ready for the procession
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Megan Young, 2013 Miss World winner
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Bruce Irons surfing with flares attached to his board
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The latest revelations come just weeks after a video emerged of Indonesian soldiers torturing two Papuan men. ©Survival
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Borneo orangutan, stranded on the last tree left in his rainforest home.
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Vast stretches of water separate Australia from easy access to asylum seekers.
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An Ogoh-ogoh effigy in Ubud, Bali
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An adult male orangutan on the Tarantang River, Central Kalimantan.
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Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Dolphins are loaded into the back of trucks and placed in very small tanks with little water, said JAAN, then transported from village to village to perform. Many do not survive.
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The project covers 7,000 square kilometres of land in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is on the traditional lands of the Nyangumarta people, who have been active participants in the project.
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Dolphins are hauled out of their plastic performing pools and loaded into the back of trucks.
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POSSIBLE TRAGEDY: A Trigana Air Service ATR 42 waits on the tarmac at Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. A similar plane is believed to have crashed Sunday on a Trigana flight from Jayapura to Oksibil.
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Newly cleared farmland in Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra
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