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China using fishing fleets to expand maritime claims: U.S. official

Manila - China is using its fishing fleets with armed escorts to bolster maritime claims in disputed territory, a senior US State Department official warned Wednesday, calling China's behaviour "disturbing".

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides rises to 47

Banyumas - The death toll from landslides and flooding in Indonesia rose to 47 on Monday, an official said, after hundreds of homes were engulfed by surging torrents of mud and rock.

China says Indonesia fired on fishing boats, injuring crewman

Bejing - China accused Indonesia Sunday of firing on its fishermen and injuring one of them, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nations in the South China Sea.

35 dead in Indonesian floods, landslides

Banjarnegara - Flash floods and landslides in central Indonesia have killed at least 35 people and destroyed dozens of homes, an official said Sunday, as searchers scoured devastated villages for survivors.

Likely ancestor of mystery 'hobbit' found

Paris - Half-sized humans who lived 700,000 years ago were almost certainly the ancestors of enigmatic "hobbits" whose fossils were found on the same Indonesian isle in 2003, scientists stunned by their own discovery reported Wednesday.

Indonesian minister says suspected communists 'deserved to die'

Jakarta - Indonesia's defence minister said Thursday suspected communists killed in 1960s military-backed massacres "deserved to die", as a backlash mounts against efforts to resolve one of the darkest chapters in the country's history.

Map blunder sparks Indonesia-Singapore row, troop dispatch

Jakarta - Furious officials sent troops to Indonesian islets near Singapore after an online map of an eco resort mistakenly suggested they belong to the city-state.

China angry after Indonesia detains fishing boat

Jakarta - Beijing insisted Monday a Chinese boat detained close to Indonesian islands had been fishing legally, in a fresh flare-up of tensions between the countries in the South China Sea.

Indonesia villages in ashes after deadly volcanic eruption

Angkasa - Indonesian rescuers searched for survivors in scorched villages and devastated farmlands Monday after a volcano erupted in clouds of searing ash and gas, killing seven and leaving others fighting life-threatening burns.

Death toll from Indonesian volcano climbs to 6: official

Jakarta - The death toll from a volcanic eruption in western Indonesia has climbed to six, an official said Sunday, with fears more could have been trapped by the hot ash.

Disaster tourism: bitter lifeline for mud volcano survivors

Sidoarjo - Harwati forces a smile as she guides visitors around a bubbling mud volcano in Indonesia, pausing as they snap selfies on the bleak wasteland she once called home.

Child rapists to be micro-chipped, castrated in Indonesia

Under a new law, Indonesia will plant microchips on all its convicted child rapists so that they can be monitored at all times. It will also impose chemical castration for convicted pedophiles and child rapists.

Five face terror charges over Australia-Syria boat plan

Sydney - Five young men face life behind bars after they were charged with terrorism offences over a plan to sail to Indonesia to join jihadist groups in Syria, Australian police said.

Birth of rare Sumatran rhino hailed as major boost

Jakarta - The rare birth of a Sumatran rhino in Indonesia has been hailed a victory for the critically endangered species, which has been almost wiped out in the wild by poaching and habitat destruction.

Rare Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia

Jakarta - A Sumatran rhino gave birth to a female calf at a sanctuary in Indonesia on Thursday, taking the critically endangered species a step further away from extinction.

Rare Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia

Jakarta - A Sumatran rhino gave birth to a female calf at a sanctuary in Indonesia on Thursday, taking the critically endangered species a step further away from extinction.

Rare Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia

Jakarta - A Sumatran rhino gave birth to a female calf at a sanctuary in Indonesia on Thursday, taking the critically endangered species a step further away from extinction.

Indonesian teens jailed for brutal murder, gang rape

Indonesia - Seven Indonesian teenagers were jailed Tuesday for the brutal murder and gang rape of a 14-year-old girl that sparked a national debate on sexual violence.

Bali police shoot dead Frenchman resisting arrest

Denpasar - Police on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali shot dead a French national Monday after he killed a policeman while resisting arrest, an official said.

Militants threatened to slit our throats: Indonesian hostage

Jakarta - An Indonesian sailor told Monday how Philippine Islamic militants threatened to slit his throat during a terrifying kidnap ordeal, a day after he and nine other crew members were released.

10 Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines: Police

Zamboanga City - Ten Indonesian sailors held hostage by Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants were freed in the southern Philippines on Sunday, officials said, less than a week after the gunmen beheaded a Canadian captive.

Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest fires

Jakarta - Indonesia is pushing to ban new palm oil operations after last year's haze-belching forest fires were partly blamed on the industry's expansion, but producers are warning the move could hit the economy and green groups are sceptical.

Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest fires

Jakarta - Indonesia is pushing to ban new palm oil operations after last year's haze-belching forest fires were partly blamed on the industry's expansion, but producers are warning the move could hit the economy and green groups are sceptical.

Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest fires

Jakarta - Indonesia is pushing to ban new palm oil operations after last year's haze-belching forest fires were partly blamed on the industry's expansion, but producers are warning the move could hit the economy and green groups are sceptical.

Satellite data latest tool in Indonesia's fight against illegal fishing

Jakarta - Indonesia will use data from miniature satellites around the globe to pinpoint the location of illegal fishing vessels trawling its vast waters, under an agreement announced Wednesday with a Silicon Valley tech firm.

Greedy wives to blame for corruption: Indonesian minister

Jakarta - An Indonesian minister has suggested an unusual reason for the scourge of corruption in the graft-ridden country -- men are just trying to please their greedy wives.

Indonesian navy impounds Chinese trawler for illegal fishing

Jakarta - Indonesian warships have detained a Chinese trawler allegedly operating illegally in Indonesian waters, just weeks after a confrontation between vessels from the two countries caused tensions, the navy said Sunday.

Rare tiger dies at Indonesia's 'death zoo'

Jakarta - A critically endangered Sumatran tiger has died at a notorious Indonesian zoo where hundreds of animals have perished in recent years, an official said Wednesday.

Strict Indonesian province canes non-Muslim for selling booze

Banda Aceh - An elderly Christian woman has been caned in a conservative Indonesian province for selling alcohol, the first time someone from outside the Islamic faith has been punished there under strict religious laws.

Indonesia prepares to execute more foreigners

Jakarta - Indonesia is set to resume the execution of more foreigners convicted of illegal drug offenses following the completion of inventory of death-row inmates.
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