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Global firms join rush to bet on Indonesia as next start-up frontier

Jakarta - Big-name investors including Expedia and Alibaba are pumping billions of dollars into Indonesian tech start-ups in a bid to capitalise on the country’s burgeoning digital economy and potential as Southeast Asia’s largest online market.

Walk this way: Indonesia traffic jam forces president out of car

Jakarta - Indonesia's notorious traffic congestion was on display for the world Thursday after the country's president was forced to walk two kilometres through the scorching heat to attend a military parade.

Sun bear attacks couple in Indonesia, killing one

Pekanbaru - A sun bear mauled a couple in a rare attack in Indonesia, killing the wife and seriously injuring the husband, officials said Wednesday.

Giant python attacks Indonesian man before being eaten

Pekanbaru - A giant python attacked an Indonesian man, nearly severing his arm, before hungry villagers chopped up the reptile and ate it, a police chief said Wednesday.

Bali volcano evacuees outside red zone fearful to return home

Jakarta - Thousands of residents who fled a rumbling volcano on the island of Bali are refusing to leave evacuation centres after being told to return to their homes outside of the immediate danger zone.

Rescuers race to save animals from Bali volcano

Karangasem - Volunteers are risking their lives to save tens of thousands of animals left at the mercy of a rumbling volcano on the tourist island of Bali, making perilous trips into the red zone to relocate them.

Bali volcano belches steam, sulphur as more evacuees flee

Karangasem - A rumbling volcano on the holiday island of Bali is spewing steam and sulphurous fumes with more intensity, heightening fears of an eruption as officials said the number of evacuees had topped 144,000.

More than 120,000 flee rumbling Bali volcano

Karangasem - More than 122,000 people have fled their homes on the resort island of Bali, fearful that a rumbling volcano could erupt at any time, disaster officials said.

Rumbling Bali volcano triggers memories of deadly 1963 eruption

Karangasem - The last time Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupted, a stream of molten lava flattened teenage Gusti Nyoman Dauh's home, while cascading ash, rocks and hot gas killed 1,600 of his neighbours.

Panda diplomacy: Two giant pandas from China land in Indonesia

Jakarta - Two giant pandas from China arrived in Indonesia on Thursday in an act of "panda diplomacy" aimed at celebrating 60 years of bilateral ties.

Indonesia ready to divert tourists as Bali volcano rumbles

Karangasem - Indonesian authorities are on standby to divert flights destined for the holiday island of Bali as increasingly frequent tremors from a rumbling volcano stoke fears an eruption could be imminent.

Food aid, face masks dispatched to Bali as 75,000 flee volcano

Indonesia - Vehicles laden with food, facemasks and bedding have been sent to help more than 75,000 people who have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as the Indonesian president flew in to visit crowded aid centres.

Food aid, face masks dispatched to Bali as 57,000 flee volcano

Indonesia - Vehicles laden with food, masks and bedding have been dispatched to help more than 57,000 people who have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as rising magma and increased tremors fuel fears of an imminent eruption.

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Karangasem - Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes for fear of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials said Monday.

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Karangasem - Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes amid fears of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials said Monday.

Tens of thousands flee rumbling Bali volcano

Indonesia - More than 34,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows, prompting fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years, an official said Sunday.

Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

Menteng Dua - Indonesian officials raised the highest possible alert for a volcano on the resort island of Bali late Friday, after tremors prompted thousands to flee over fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.

Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia's new tourism hope

Indonesia - A tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot -- but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push.

IS-aligned militant jailed over plot to bomb Indonesian presidential palace

Jakarta - An Indonesian militant was jailed for 11 years on Wednesday for orchestrating a plot inspired by the Islamic State group to stage a suicide bomb attack on the presidential palace.

Man held over murder of Japanese couple in Bali

Denpasar - Indonesian police have arrested a man over the murder of an elderly Japanese couple whose bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the holiday island of Bali.

'Hijabs beautiful' Indonesians tell NY fashion week

New York - The hijab and abaya dazzled center stage on the New York runway Thursday as up-and-coming Indonesian designers kicked off an increasingly diverse fashion week, hoping to change prejudices in the West.

Italian man jailed for sex with minors in Indonesia

An elderly Italian man has been jailed for five years for having sex with four underage boys on the Indonesian resort island of Lombok, a court official said Thursday.

Petrol bomb thrown at Myanmar embassy in Indonesia

Jakarta - A petrol bomb was thrown at Myanmar's embassy in the Indonesian capital Jakarta early Sunday, police said, as anger grew across the mainly Muslim archipelago about violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar.

Housewife jailed for blasphemy in Indonesia

Jakarta - An Indonesian housewife has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for insulting Islam, an official said Tuesday, the latest conviction under the country's controversial blasphemy law.

Indonesia, Russia to work together to fight terrorism

Jakarta - Indonesia and Russia pledged Wednesday to strengthen cooperation in cyber-security and counter-terrorism as concern grows about the spread of radicalism in Southeast Asia.

Indonesia to barter palm oil, coffee for Russian fighter jets

Jakarta - Indonesia said Tuesday it would trade palm oil, coffee and tea for Russian fighter jets, saying it wanted to capitalise on international sanctions on Moscow as Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to arrive for a visit.

Underground rail system on track to ease Jakarta's crippling traffic

Jakarta - Deep below Jakarta's traffic-choked streets, a warren of transit tunnels could prove the key to easing the city's crippling gridlock.

Indonesia jails man who grew marijuana for cancer-stricken wife

Jakarta - An Indonesian man who grew marijuana to ease the pain of his seriously-ill wife was sentenced to eight months in prison on Wednesday, despite an outcry from right groups and activists.

Indonesia says convict organised major drug trafficking ring

Jakarta - A convict in a maximum-security Indonesian prison masterminded an operation to import 1.2 million ecstasy tablets which led to two arrests and the death of another suspect, authorities said Tuesday.

Hong Kong maids lured by Islamic State recruiters: report

Hong Kong - Indonesian maids working in Hong Kong are being radicalised by extremists from the Islamic State group, a security think-tank said in a report Wednesday.
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Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia also gives a light show of what appears to be blue lava flows. The b...
Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia also gives a light show of what appears to be blue lava flows. The blue color is due to the combustion of sulfuric gases.
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Tori the smoking Orangutan at the zoo in Central Java, Indonesia
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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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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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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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Animal Defenders Indonesia - Global March Say No To Dog Meat 5 April 2015.
Animal Defenders Indonesia - Global March Say No To Dog Meat 5 April 2015.
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Two police  security guard found dead at US-run mine in Indonesian province of Papua.
Two police, security guard found dead at US-run mine in Indonesian province of Papua.
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This sunset photo on an island named Bangka country Indonesia
This sunset photo on an island named Bangka country 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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MISSING: An Airasia Airbus 320 jetliner is seen taxiing at Singapore Changi International Airport in 2010.
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Megan Young, 2013 Miss World winner
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The colorful disco crab in its natural habitat.
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Burial on Nias, a small island off the Sumatra coast.
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Putting the final touches to an Ogoh-ogoh effigy
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A waterfall in the Kepulauan Mentawai region of Indonesia
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Bali Bombing Memorial
Bali Bombing Memorial
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The Tengger massif in Java, Indonesia, at sunrise, showing the volcanoes Mt. Bromo (large crater, smoking) and Mt. Semeru (background, smoking). The early morning fog surrounds the peaks, covering a plain of finest volcanic ashes.
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The markets will be closed in Bali for Nyepi Day
The markets will be closed in Bali for Nyepi Day

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