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At least 14 dead after migrant boat sinks off Malaysia: Official

Kuala Lumpur - At least 14 migrants drowned Thursday after an overcrowded boat carrying up to 100 people sank off the coast of Malaysia.

Indonesian district: Couples who date after 9p.m. will be forced to marry

A district government in Indonesia has come up with a rather heavy handed approach to dealing with hookups outside of wedlock. The government has imposed a ban on “dating” after 9 p.m., and anyone who violates the ban will be forced to marry.

IMF warns emerging economies must be vigilant on China slowdown

Jakarta - The International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde warned Tuesday greater resilience would be needed from the world's emerging economies to handle China's slowdown, warning the road ahead could be "somewhat bumpy".

All victims of Indonesia plane crash recovered from jungle

Jayapura - The bodies of all 54 people killed in a plane crash in eastern Indonesia have been recovered from a remote jungle site and flown to hospital, an official said Thursday.

First of two flight recorders from Indonesia jet found near crash

Jakarta - Disaster workers have located one of two electronic flight recorders that could reveal why a Indonesian passenger plane carrying hundreds of thousands of dollars in emergency aid for impoverished families crashed in Papua province.

First bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash site

Jayapura - The first bodies of 54 people killed when a plane went down in eastern Indonesia were Wednesday carried from the remote crash site after bad weather hampered efforts to airlift them.

Crashed Indonesian plane found 'destroyed', no survivors

Jayapura - A plane that crashed in eastern Indonesia was Tuesday found "completely destroyed" with the bodies of all 54 passengers and crew strewn amid the wreckage in a fire-blackened jungle clearing, officials said.

Crashed Indonesian plane found 'destroyed', no survivors

Jayapura - A plane that crashed in eastern Indonesia was Tuesday found "completely destroyed" with the bodies of all 54 people who had been aboard amid the wreckage in a fire-blackened clearing at a remote site in dense jungle.

Indonesian rescuers reach crash site, plane 'destroyed': Official

Jayapura - Rescuers Tuesday reached the site in remote eastern Indonesia where a plane crashed carrying 54 people and large sums of money, and found the aircraft "completely destroyed", a search and rescue official said.

Bad weather hampers bid to reach Indonesian plane crash site

Jayapura - Bad weather hampered efforts Monday to reach debris in remote eastern Indonesian mountains believed to be from a plane that crashed carrying 54 people and cash worth almost half a million dollars.

Rescuers rush to mountainous region to find Indonesia plane crash

Jayapura - Scores of emergency workers in Indonesia were rushing Sunday to the mountains of Papua province after a commercial flight was reported missing and villagers reported seeing a plane crash.

Papua residents say they have found crashed plane

Jayapura - Villagers in eastern Indonesia's Papua say that a plane which went missing in the province Sunday with 54 people aboard has crashed, an official said Sunday. "The plane has been found (by villagers).

Indonesia school staff freed after abuse convictions quashed

Jakarta - A Canadian and an Indonesian jailed for sexual abuse at an elite Jakarta international school walked free from prison Friday to an emotional reception from supporters after unexpectedly being cleared.

After decade of peace, many in Aceh left behind

Banda Aceh - Fakhruddin Kasem hoped for a prosperous new life when Indonesia struck a deal to end a separatist conflict in Aceh, but a decade on the unemployed former rebel is so desperate he hopes to join the Islamic State group to make ends meet.

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia's Papua: USGS

Jayapura - A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the eastern Indonesian province of Papua on Tuesday, US seismologists said, causing panicked people to run out of their homes.

Japan joins Scotland and UK with blooming 'Corpse Flower'

Tokyo's Jendai Botanical Gardens has seen hundreds of visitors lined up to see their prime attraction Friday. For the first time in five years, Japan's Titan arum, or corpse flower, is blooming.

Volcano briefly forces fresh shutdown of Bali airport

Denpasar - Ash spewing from a volcano closed the airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali Wednesday for the third time this month, forcing the cancellation of flights and stranding tourists during peak holiday season.

Indonesians stranded for Eid as volcanoes force airports closed

Surabaya - Thousands of Indonesians were spending Eid in misery Friday after failing to make it home to see their families as erupting volcanoes closed six airports, including in the country's second-biggest city.

Indonesia jails orangutan trader caught with baby ape

Jakarta - An Indonesian orangutan trader has been jailed for two years after he was caught trying to sell a baby ape from a backpack, a rare conviction for wildlife crime in the country, authorities said Monday.

Bali tackles backlog after volcano hits nearly 900 flights

Denpasar - Indonesian authorities at Bali's international airport were fighting Monday to clear a backlog after almost 900 flights were cancelled or delayed in recent days due to a volcanic eruption, causing travel chaos during the peak holiday season.

Bali airport reopens after new volcano ash shutdown

Denpasar - The airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Sunday after an erupting volcano forced its closure for the second time in just a few days and caused fresh travel misery for stranded holidaymakers.

Indonesian volcano closes airports

Denpasar - An erupting Indonesian volcano forced the closure of five airports Friday, including on the holiday island of Bali, causing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and stranding hordes of holidaymakers.

Two Indonesian pilots may pose security threat: Leaked document

Sydney - Australian authorities believe two Indonesian pilots may pose a security threat after being radicalised by Islamic State, a leaked intelligence document obtained by an investigative website shows, although officials Thursday refused to confirm its vera...

Indonesian plane crash increases pressure for military overhaul

Jakarta - The deadly crash of a 51-year-old Indonesian air force transport plane this week has turned the spotlight on the country's ageing military equipment and given new momentum to the president's plans to increase defence spending.

Indonesia military plane crash toll rises to 142

Medan - The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force plane into a city neighbourhood rose to 142 Wednesday, amid claims civilians had paid for flights on the doomed aircraft in violation of military rules.

Indonesian military plane crashes in ball of flames

Medan - An Indonesian military transport plane crashed Tuesday shortly after take-off in a city on Sumatra island, exploding in a ball of flames in a residential area.

Drilling, not quake, caused Indonesia mud volcano: paper

Paris - Geologists reignited the debate Monday about whether to blame nature or humans for the devastating eruption nine years ago of an Indonesian mud volcano still oozing its all-consuming sludge today.

Hollande vows fight to save Frenchman facing death in Indonesia

Brussels - French President Francois Hollande said his country was doing "everything" it can to save a Frenchman accused of drug offences in Indonesia from the firing squad after he lost an appeal against his death sentence on Monday.

Frenchman loses Indonesia execution appeal, lawyers vow fight

Jakarta - A French drug convict lost an appeal against his death sentence Monday, but his lawyers vowed to fight on and prevent another foreigner from facing the firing squad in Indonesia after a series of executions that generated an international uproar.

Precarious existence in shadow of Indonesian volcano

Berastagi - When Indonesian farmer Elfi Dalimunthe fled to safety last week as a volcano hurled hot ash and rocks across the sky, it marked the third time she was forced to abandon her home in recent years.
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French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian isla...
French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian island.
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Oil palm fresh fruit bunches are still on the tree.
Oil palm fresh fruit bunches are still on the tree.
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A damaged bank office is seen in Indonesia s province of Banda Aceh April 12  2012.
A damaged bank office is seen in Indonesia's province of Banda Aceh April 12, 2012.
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Vast stretches of water separate Australia from easy access to asylum seekers.
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Newly cleared farmland in Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra
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BRIEFING: National Transportation Safety Commission chair Tatang Kurniadi (left) briefs journalists ...
BRIEFING: National Transportation Safety Commission chair Tatang Kurniadi (left) briefs journalists about AirAsia Flight 8501 on Thursday at a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Disturbing and graphic footage of two tribal Papuan men being tortured, allegedly by Indonesian soldiers, has led to widespread demands for an independent inquiry.
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Indonesia s Mount Tambora.
Indonesia's Mount Tambora.
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AIRLINE: An Airbus 320 jetliner taxis at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia, in 2010.
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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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WRECKAGE: A salvage ship in the Java Sea carries the tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashe...
WRECKAGE: A salvage ship in the Java Sea carries the tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashed Dec. 28 on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore.
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Burial on Nias  a small island off the Sumatra coast.
Burial on Nias, a small island off the Sumatra coast.
Pig-nosed turtles are being devastated in Indonesia because of illegal trafficking and deforestation...
Pig-nosed turtles are being devastated in Indonesia because of illegal trafficking and deforestation.
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MISSING: An Airasia Airbus 320 jetliner is seen taxiing at Singapore Changi International Airport in 2010.
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Bromo Mountain East Java Indonesia is a bautifull place to vacation or trip.
Bromo Mountain East Java Indonesia is a bautifull place to vacation or trip.
Sarawak: four Kayan natives collecting gutta percha from a tree trunk.
Sarawak: four Kayan natives collecting gutta percha from a tree trunk.
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The Bornean orangutan is endemic to the island of Borneo where it is present in the two Malaysian st...
The Bornean orangutan is endemic to the island of Borneo where it is present in the two Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, as well as in three of the four Indonesian Provinces of Kalimantan.
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President Barack Obama and Indonesia s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono participate in the arrival...
President Barack Obama and Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono participate in the arrival ceremony at the State Palace Complex - Istana Merdeka in Jakarta, 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