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Indonesia frees 18,000 inmates from bursting jails over virus fears

Majene - Indonesia has released some 18,000 inmates in a desperate bid to stop coronavirus from rampaging through its notoriously overcrowded prison system, authorities said Thursday.

Indonesia virus plans 'in tatters' as infections surge

Jakarta - Indonesia's coronavirus crisis is far worse than being officially reported and the government's response is "in tatters", the country's doctors association warned Friday as the death toll climbed to 87.

Indonesian volcano spews massive ash cloud

Jakarta - Indonesia's most active volcano Mount Merapi erupted Friday, shooting a column of ash some 5,000 metres (16,000 feet) into the air in its second major eruption this month.

Bali's 'Day of Silence' hit by virus fears

Bali - Bali's "Day of Silence" was even quieter than usual this year as coronavirus fears prompted authorities to scale back an annual celebration that sees the Hindu-majority island in Indonesia come to a near standstill.

Indonesian minister tests positive for coronavirus

Jakarta - Indonesia's transport minister is in intensive care after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, an official said Saturday, as schools and tourist attractions were ordered to close over the health threat.

British woman dies in Bali from coronavirus

Jakarta - A British woman has died in Bali from coronavirus, authorities said Wednesday, marking Indonesia's first confirmed death from the rapidly spreading illness.

Indonesian singles propose 'marriage without dating'

Jakarta - Frustrated after a string of break-ups, Dwita Astari Pujiartati quit the casual romance circuit and turned to a growing trend among Indonesian singles -- marriage without dating.

Dutch king apologises for violence during Indonesian independence war

Jakarta - Dutch King Willem-Alexander apologised to Indonesia on Tuesday for "excessive violence" during the former colony's independence struggle in the 1940s.

Indonesia detains 'illegal' Vietnamese fishing boats

Jakarta - Indonesia says it has detained dozens of crew from Vietnamese boats fishing illegally in waters that were the scene of a diplomatic spat with China earlier this year.

Blast off: space minnow Indonesia eyes celestial success

Lumajang - Workers snap the miniature rocket's wings into place as Indonesia's little-known space agency readies its latest launch on barren scrubland in East Java.

Indonesia confirms first coronavirus cases

Jakarta - Indonesia on Monday reported its first confirmed cases of coronavirus, after health officials in the world's fourth-most populous country hit back at questions over its apparent lack of infected patients.

Thai drug smugglers dodge death penalty in Bali

Denpasar - Two Thai women convicted of smuggling methamphetamine into Bali have escaped a possible death sentence on the Indonesian holiday island after a court sentenced them to 16 years in jail.

Indonesia military to blame for 2014 Papua killings: rights commission

Jakarta - Indonesia's military shot dead four students in the country's restive Papua region during 2014 protests and carried out "gross human rights violations", a commission investigating the uprising concluded Monday.

Aussie croc wrangler joins Indonesia bid to save tyre-tied reptile

Palu - An Australian television personality has thrown his hat in the ring to help capture a giant Indonesian crocodile and remove a motorcycle tyre stuck around its neck.

Erupting Indonesian volcano spews ash, lava

Jakarta - Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupted Thursday as fiery red molten lava streamed down from the crater and it belched clouds of grey ash 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the sky.

Bat for sale at Indonesia's wildlife market despite virus warning

Tomohon - Bats, rats and snakes are still being sold at an Indonesian market known for its wildlife offerings, despite a government request to take them off the menu over fears of a link to the deadly coronavirus.

Stranded Chinese stay on Bali as few take flight to Wuhan

Bali - Thousands of Chinese tourists stranded on the Indonesian island of Bali appeared happy to extend their holiday as only a few dozen boarded a repatriation flight on Saturday back to the coronavirus-stricken city of Wuhan, officials said.

Flights delayed for Chinese stranded in Bali over virus fears

Jakarta - Charter flights offered to thousands of Chinese tourists stranded in Bali after Indonesia halted flights over coronavirus fears have been delayed because travel permits have yet to be approved, Jakarta said Friday.

Chinese tourists stranded in Bali over virus fears offered flights home

Indonesia - Thousands of Chinese tourists stranded in Bali after Indonesia suspended flights over coronavirus fears will be offered charter flights home, China's consulate on the holiday island said Thursday.

Thousands of Chinese tourists stranded in Bali after flights suspended

Bali - Thousands of Chinese tourists risk being stranded in Bali after the Indonesian government suspended flights to and from mainland China over fears of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

No takers for Indonesia's 'pluck a tyre off the croc' contest

Palu - Indonesia has called off a contest offering a cash reward to anyone brave enough to remove a motorbike tyre stuck around the neck of a giant crocodile.

Indonesians protest use of island for virus quarantine

Menteng Dua - Hundreds of residents of a remote Indonesian island protested Monday at the government's decision to use it to quarantine evacuees from the Chinese city at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

Thousands on virus lockdown at China-backed plant in Indonesia

Jakarta - More than 40,000 workers at a vast Chinese-controlled industrial complex in Indonesia have been quarantined over fears about the spread of a deadly coronavirus strain which has killed more than 200 people in China, it said Friday.

Papuans on trial in Indonesia ordered to remove penis gourds

Jakarta - Two Papuan activists on trial for treason in Indonesia's capital decried what they described as "racism" after the court on Monday ordered them to remove traditional penis gourds.

Catching up with Jeff Timmons: Plans for 2020, tour, digital age Special

Jeff Timmons, the founding member of the group 98 Degrees, chatted with Digital Journal about his plans for 2020, which include performing overseas with 98 Degrees.

Indonesia rights body slams LGBT raids after UK rapist case

Jakarta - Indonesia's human rights body on Tuesday slammed a crackdown on the LGBT community in a city that was once home to a man described as Britain's most prolific rapist.

Flood-hit Jakarta residents sue over deadly disaster

Jakarta - Jakarta's governor has been hit with a lawsuit filed by residents of the sprawling city after torrential rain sparked floods and landslides that killed dozens and left thousands homeless, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Prolific UK rapist sparks shock, disgust in native Indonesia

Jakarta - The father of an Indonesian student described as Britain's most prolific rapist said his son's life sentence "fits the crimes", as the lurid case sparked shock and disgust in his native country.

Indonesian jailed for life as UK's most prolific rapist

London - An Indonesian student described as Britain's most prolific rapist was jailed for life on Monday for a catalogue of sex offences on unsuspecting men he drugged and assaulted.

At least two injured in Jakarta building collapse

Jakarta - A five-storey building in Jakarta partly collapsed Monday morning, injuring at least two people who were taken to hospital, authorities said.
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AIRLINE: An Airbus 320 jetliner taxis at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia, in 2010.
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The province of Papua
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Relatives of the passengers have gathered at Pangkal Pinang airport as the search continues
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Bromo Mountain East Java Indonesia is a beautiful place for a vacation.
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Mount Lokon Volcano in Indonesia
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An adult male orangutan on the Tarantang River, Central Kalimantan.
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Animal Defenders Indonesia - Global March Say No To Dog Meat 5 April 2015.
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A waterfall in the Kepulauan Mentawai region of Indonesia
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The markets will be closed in Bali for Nyepi Day
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Pig-nosed turtles are being devastated in Indonesia because of illegal trafficking and deforestation.
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Burial on Nias, a small island off the Sumatra coast.
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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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French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian island.
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