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American recaptured after escaping Bali prison

Denpasar - An American man convicted of drugs charges who escaped Bali's notorious Kerobokan jail has been recaptured on a neighbouring island after five days on the run, police said Monday.

Tens of thousands rally in Indonesia to support Palestine

Jakarta - Tens of thousands of Indonesians protested Sunday against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the latest show of support for the Palestinians in the country with the world's largest Muslim population.

N. Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia

Sydney - A Sydney-based "loyal agent of North Korea" has been charged with trying to sell missile parts and technology on the black market to raise money for Pyongyang in breach of international sanctions, Australian police said Sunday.

Toll rises to three dead after Indonesia quake

Jakarta - At least three people have been killed following a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Saturday.

6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Java island

Jakarta - A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's main island of Java late Friday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta.

Indonesia court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

Jakarta - A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was rejected by a top Indonesian court Thursday, in a ruling that surprised many as concerns grow about rising intolerance in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country.

Indonesia court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

Jakarta - A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was thrown out by an Indonesian court Thursday, as concerns grow over rising intolerance in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country.

Indonesia trial delayed by graft-charged speaker's 'diarrhoea'

Jakarta - Indonesia's biggest corruption trial in years was derailed Wednesday after its graft-charged parliament speaker Setya Novanto claimed a bout of diarrhoea had left him too ill to participate, prompting jeers from the courtroom gallery.

US man on the run after escaping notorious Bali prison

Denpasar - A US man convicted on drugs charges escaped Bali's notorious Kerobokan jail in an early Monday morning jailbreak with another American prisoner who was caught almost immediately, an official said.

Indonesia vaccinates millions to halt deadly diphtheria outbreak

Jakarta - Millions of Indonesian children are being vaccinated this week as the country responds to a widespread diphtheria outbreak that has killed dozens, officials said Monday.

Thousands protest in Jakarta against Trump's Jerusalem move

Jakarta - Thousands of Indonesian Muslims protested Sunday in Jakarta against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the latest global show of solidarity with the Palestinians.

Volcanic eruptions no match for cockfighting, Bali-style

Karangasem - A volcano may be rumbling off in the distance, but for a group of Balinese men and their fighting roosters it's the roar of the crowd that says the show must go on.

Australian project will export renewable energy to Indonesia

A coalition of renewable energy leaders has proposed plans to build a 6 GW wind and solar hybrid power plant in Western Australia to export its electricity production to its northern neighbor Indonesia via subsea electrical cables.

Tourists leave as Bali's volcano-hit airport gets back to business

Denpasar - Thousands of foreign tourists were leaving Bali by plane Thursday after an airport shutdown sparked by a rumbling volcano, but some visitors were irate at not being able to get off the Indonesian island paradise sooner.

Flights resume as Bali's volcano-hit airport gets back to business

Denpasar - Thousands of foreign tourists were leaving Bali by plane Thursday following a nearly three-day airport shutdown sparked by a rumbling volcano on the Indonesian holiday island.

Living in the shadow of Bali's volcano, refusing to leave

Karangasem - Thousands of villagers living in the shadow of a rumbling Bali volcano have been fleeing for days, but some are now risking life and limb by sneaking back into the danger zone -- along with thrill-seeking tourists.

Metalhead Indonesian president gets thrash-worthy gift from Danish PM

Jakarta - Indonesia's metalhead president received a thrash-worthy present from his Danish counterpart Wednesday.

Indonesia reopens Bali airport shut by volcanic ash fears

Denpasar - Bali's international airport opened for business Wednesday after a nearly three-day shutdown, as towering columns of volcanic ash and smoke shifted direction on the Indonesian resort island.

Indonesia reopens Bali airport shut by volcanic ash fears

Denpasar - Bali's international airport opened for business Wednesday after a nearly three-day shutdown, as towering columns of volcanic ash and smoke shifted direction on the Indonesian resort island.

Indonesia's 'Niqab Squad' takes aim at face veil prejudice

Bekasi - Riding a horse or nailing an archery target is tough at the best of times -- it's even harder when you're wearing a niqab.

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Denpasar - Bali's international airport will be closed for a third day, Indonesian officials said Wednesday, as ash from a rumbling volcano that looms over the island paradise poses a danger to planes.

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Denpasar - Bali's international airport will be closed for a third day, Indonesian officials said Wednesday, as ash from a rumbling volcano that looms over the island paradise poses a danger to planes.

Bali paradise turns to tourist nightmare as volcano rumbles

Denpasar - Cancelled flights, missed connections and expiring visas have turned Bali into a nightmare for thousands of tourists scrambling to leave, as a volcano on the Indonesian vacation paradise threatens a major eruption.

Evacuation centres, hotels fill up as Bali eruption looms

Karangasem - Evacuation centres and hotels in Bali filled up Tuesday with thousands seeking refuge as a volcano on the Indonesian resort island threatened to explode in a major eruption, forcing the airport to close for a second day.

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Jakarta - Indonesian authorities on Tuesday extended the closure of the international airport on the resort island of Bali for a second day over fears of a volcanic eruption.

Greenpeace slams Indonesia palm oil industry on deforestation

Jakarta - `Greenpeace slammed Indonesia's palm oil industry Monday for failing to live up to a pledge to halt deforestation, as the lucrative sector faces possible restrictions in Europe over environmental concerns.

Thousands flee as Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

Indonesia - A rumbling volcano on Bali could erupt at any moment, authorities warned Monday as they raised alert levels to maximum, accelerated a mass evacuation and closed the main airport, leaving thousands of tourists stranded on the Indonesian resort island.

Bali raises volcano alert to highest level: officials

Indonesia - The alert for a volcano belching huge plumes of smoke on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has been raised to the highest level, officials said Monday, with fears a significant eruption could be imminent.

Bali volcano spews smoke and ash, disrupting flights

Denpasar - A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali sent plumes of grey smoke and steam thousands of metres into the air Sunday for the third day in a week, triggering flight disruptions and leaving thousands of tourists stranded, officials said Sunday....

Dozens of flights cancelled or delayed as Bali volcano spews smoke

Denpasar - A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali sent plumes of grey smoke and steam thousands of metres into the air Sunday for the third day in a week, triggering flight cancellations which have left thousands of tourists stranded, officials said ...
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