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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.

World's biggest flower found blooming in Indonesian jungle

Proving that 2020 is going to be a year of mixed blessings, conservationists in Indonesia have discovered the largest-ever blooming flower — on a parasitic plant that literally smells like death.

Thousands in shelters as Indonesia flood death toll hits 60

Jakarta - Indonesian rescue teams flew helicopters stuffed with food to remote flood-hit communities on Saturday as the death toll from the disaster jumped to 60 and fears grew about the possibility of more torrential rain.

Indonesia flood rescuers hunt for missing after 43 killed

Jakarta - Indonesian rescuers mounted a desperate search on Friday for those missing after torrential rains unleashed flash floods and landslides, killing at least 43 people across the Jakarta region as authorities raced to prevent disease outbreaks.

Indonesia flood rescuers hunt for missing after 43 killed

Jakarta - Indonesian rescuers mounted a desperate search Friday for those missing after flash floods and landslides sparked by torrential rains killed at least 43 people across the Jakarta region, leaving whole districts under water and thousands homeless.

Indonesia floods leave nearly 30 dead, several missing

Jakarta - Indonesia's disaster agency warned Thursday of more deaths after torrential rains pounded the Jakarta region, triggering floods and landslides that killed at least 29 and left vast swaths of the megalopolis underwater.

Nine dead after Indonesian capital hit by New Year flooding

Jakarta - Nine people died after Indonesia's capital was hit by its deadliest flooding in years, authorities said Wednesday, as torrential rains on New Year's Eve left vast swathes of the megalopolis submerged.

Indonesia mourns 15 years after Boxing Day tsunami

Banda Aceh - Thousands of mourners flocked to mass graves Thursday in Indonesia's Aceh province to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, one of the worst natural disasters in history.

Death toll in Indonesia bus plunge rises to 35 as more victims found

Jakarta - At least 35 people were killed when a bus plunged into a ravine in Indonesia, officials said in a new toll Thursday, making it one of the most deadly bus accidents in recent years.

Death toll in Indonesia bus plunge rises to 35 as more victims found

Jakarta - At least 35 people were killed when a bus plunged into a ravine in Indonesia, officials said in a new toll Thursday, making it one of the most deadly bus accidents in recent years.

Indonesia bus crash death toll up to at least 28

Jakarta - The number of people killed in a fatal bus crash in Indonesia has risen to 28 including eight children, police said Wednesday as a rescue team continued to search a river.

At least 27 dead in Indonesia bus plunge

Palembang - At least 27 people have died and more than a dozen were injured after a bus plunged into a ravine in Indonesia, officials said Tuesday.

At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge

Palembang - At least 25 people died and 14 others were injured after a bus plunged into a ravine in Indonesia, a rescuer said on Tuesday.

Philippine troops rescue two abducted Indonesians

Manila - Philippine troops rescued two abducted Indonesian sailors in a Sunday pre-dawn raid on an Islamist militant stronghold which left two dead, a military official said.

African swine fever kills nearly 30,000 pigs in Indonesia

Jakarta - Tens of thousands of pigs have died from African swine fever in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, officials said Thursday, the first time the virus has been detected in the country.

Indonesia boosts Christmas security over potential terror threat

Jakarta - Muslim-majority Indonesia will deploy nearly 200,000 security personnel nationwide ahead of Christmas to guard against potential terror attacks, police said Tuesday.

Bali's drugged, smuggled orangutan headed back to the wild

Bali - A baby orangutan that was drugged by a Russian trafficker in a failed bid to smuggle it out of Bali will be released back into the wild.

World's oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave: study

Jakarta - An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world's oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, a discovery that points to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research.

Tiger skin, foetuses found in Indonesia poacher case

Jakarta - The skin of a critically endangered Sumatran tiger and four foetuses have been confiscated after the arrest of several suspected poachers, Indonesian police said.

Sumatran tiger kills farmer in Indonesia

Palembang - A Sumatran tiger has killed an Indonesian farmer, police said Friday, marking the second fatal attack by the critically endangered species in less than a month.

Green palm oil push: Kit Kat, Dove makers could face fines

Kuala Lumpur - Companies that make top brands including Kit Kat chocolate and Dove soap may face fines if they fail to buy more green palm oil under new rules aimed at improving the controversial industry's environmental sustainability.

Indonesia ministries ban pregnant, LGBT job seekers: report

Jakarta - Several Indonesian ministries are banning pregnant, disabled, or LGBT job hunters in favour of what one called "normal" applicants, the Ombudsman said Friday, slammed as "arbitrary and hateful restrictions" by a rights group.

Indonesia arrests dozens after IS-linked suicide bombing

Jakarta - Dozens of suspected Indonesian militants have been rounded up after a suicide bomber linked to the Islamic State group killed himself and wounded six others in a police station attack last week, police said Monday.

One dead, six injured in suicide bombing at Indonesian police station

Medan - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Indonesia on Wednesday, killing himself and wounding six others, according to authorities who described the 24-year-old attacker as a "lone wolf".
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Indonesia after 2004 tsunami
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Air pollution over Southeast Asia in October 1997
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MISSING: An Airasia Airbus 320 jetliner is seen taxiing at Singapore Changi International Airport in...
MISSING: An Airasia Airbus 320 jetliner is seen taxiing at Singapore Changi International Airport in 2010.
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File photo: Lion Air  a low-cost Indonesian airline  has been involved in a number of incidents in r...
File photo: Lion Air, a low-cost Indonesian airline, has been involved in a number of incidents in recent years.
ADEK BERRY, AFP
French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian isla...
French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian island.
YouTube
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.
REUTERS/Junaidi Hanafiah
The total number of Bornean orangutans is estimated to be less than 14% of what it was in the recent...
The total number of Bornean orangutans is estimated to be less than 14% of what it was in the recent past (from around 10,000 years ago until the middle of the twentieth century) and this sharp decline has occurred mostly over the past few decades due to human activities and development.
Tim Strater
The markets will be closed in Bali for Nyepi Day
The markets will be closed in Bali for Nyepi Day
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Mosque; Aceh, Indonesia
Flickr Creative Commons
School children walk through thick smoke on way to school in Indonesia.
School children walk through thick smoke on way to school in Indonesia.
Youtube
Relatives of the passengers have gathered at Pangkal Pinang airport as the search continues
Relatives of the passengers have gathered at Pangkal Pinang airport as the search continues
HADI SUTRISNO, AFP
Tori the smoking Orangutan at the zoo in Central Java  Indonesia
Tori the smoking Orangutan at the zoo in Central Java, Indonesia
Center For Orangutan Protection
Disturbing and graphic footage of two tribal Papuan men being tortured  allegedly by Indonesian sold...
Disturbing and graphic footage of two tribal Papuan men being tortured, allegedly by Indonesian soldiers, has led to widespread demands for an independent inquiry.
Screenshot from torture video
FREEDOM: A group of West Papua residents demonstrate for independence from Indonesia at The Hague in...
FREEDOM: A group of West Papua residents demonstrate for independence from Indonesia at The Hague in the Netherlands in 2009.
Apdency / Wikimedia
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Sukhoi Superjet-100
Gleb Osokin
The colorful disco crab in its natural habitat.
The colorful disco crab in its natural habitat.
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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.
Josh More
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,
White House Photo by Pete Souza
Map of cable from Australia to Indonesia.
Map of cable from Australia to Indonesia.
AREH
POSSIBLE TRAGEDY: A Trigana Air Service ATR 42 waits on the tarmac at Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo ...
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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