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Three Indonesian clubs fined by FIFA for Twitter leaks

Persebaya Surabaya, Persires Bali Devata and PSIS Semarang have all received hefty fines for publishing confidential transfer data through Twitter.

32 dead, 76 missing in Indonesian landslide

Rescuers searching for more than 70 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators to clear roads strewn with debris as the death toll from the disaster rose to 32 Sunday.

17 dead, nearly 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: official

Torrential downpours triggered a landslide on Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 17 people and leaving nearly 100 others missing, with persistent rain hampering rescue efforts, officials said Saturday.

Former maid tells Hong Kong court of 'torture' by employer

Hong Kong - An Indonesian former maid on Monday told a court for the first time how she was starved, beaten and ritually humiliated by her Hong Kong employers in a case that has sparked international outrage.

Indonesia sinks Vietnamese boats to stop illegal fishing

Jakarta - Indonesia blew up and sank three empty Vietnamese boats Friday, the navy said, as the world's biggest archipelago nation pushes to stop foreigners from illegally fishing in its waters.

Canadian, Indonesian on trial over Jakarta school sex abuse

Jakarta - A Canadian and an Indonesian teaching assistant went on trial on Tuesday accused of sexually assaulting children at a prestigious Jakarta school, the most high-profile court cases so far in a long-running affair.

British banker fit to stand trial over Hong Kong murders

Hong Kong - A British banker accused of killing two Indonesian women was Monday ruled fit to stand trial, but the case was delayed seven months for analysis of forensic evidence found with the victims' mutilated bodies in his Hong Kong apartment.

Great apes facing 'direct threat' from palm oil farming

Kuala Lumpur - The destruction of rainforests in Southeast Asia and increasingly in Africa to make way for palm oil cultivation is a "direct threat" to the survival of great apes such as the orangutan, environmentalists warned Thursday.

Indonesian police criticised over virginity tests

Jakarta - Indonesia's national police were urged Tuesday to halt virginity tests for women applying to join the force in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country with Human Rights Watch saying the practice was harmful and humiliating.

Tsunami alert sparks panic in Indonesia

- A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia Saturday, sparking a tsunami warning and causing panicked people to flee their homes.

UK banker Jutting on double murder charge grins as leaves court

Hong Kong - A British banker charged with the grisly murder of two young women flashed a smile as he left a Hong Kong court Monday, after his case was adjourned for psychiatric evaluation.

Grisly Hong Kong murders spark banker backlash

Hong Kong - The murder of two young Indonesian women in Hong Kong allegedly by a British expatriate has sparked a backlash against wealthy Western bankers accused of treating the financial hub as their own personal playground.

Philippine sin city was magnet for Briton charged in Hong Kong

Angeles City - A wealthy British banker charged over grisly twin murders in Hong Kong was a regular in a shabby red-light district of the Philippines where he liked to flash his cash and was treated like a king.

Fear stalks Hong Kong sex workers after grisly murders

Hong Kong - Even on a weekday night, the bars of Hong Kong's Wanchai red-light district are teeming -- stern-looking "mama-sans" supervise young women in miniskirts enticing punters with calls of "Hey handsome" and "Let's party".

Family of Hong Kong murder victim calls for death penalty

Cilacap - The parents of a young Indonesian woman murdered in Hong Kong called Tuesday for her "sadistic" killer to be put to death, a day after a British banker appeared in court accused of killing her and a second woman.

Focus of world piracy shifts to Southeast Asia

Kuala Lumpur - The strategic seaways of Southeast Asia are seeing a "worrying new rise" in piracy even as the number of attacks continues to tumble globally, the International Maritime Bureau said Wednesday.

Wife admits ordering killing of Briton on Bali

Denpasar - The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police said Wednesday.

Kerry in Southeast Asia seeking support against IS group

Jakarta - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday visited Indonesia, home to the world's biggest Muslim population, to press Southeast Asian nations to step up efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group.

Indonesian president gets rock star welcome at inauguration

Jakarta - Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first president from outside the political and military elite, got a rock-star welcome from a cheering crowd at a celebration marking his inauguration Monday but takes power facing challenges to enact an ambitious reform agenda...

Indonesia to inaugurate first president without ties to ex-dictator

Jakarta - Joko Widodo will cap a remarkable rise from an upbringing in a riverside slum when he is sworn in as Indonesia's president Monday, but takes power amid doubts about his ability to enact much-needed reforms.

Asian cave paintings challenge Europe as cradle of art

Paris - The silhouette of a hand on a cave wall in Indonesia is 40,000 years old, showing that Europe was not the birthplace of art as long believed, researchers said on Wednesday.

French journalists held in Papua 'likely to face trial'

Jayapura - Two French journalists arrested in Indonesia's Papua while reporting on the separatist movement are likely to go on trial, their lawyer said Tuesday, with the pair facing up to five years in jail.

Indonesia, Australia sign deal to end spying row

Nusa Dua - Indonesia and Australia on Thursday signed an agreement aimed at drawing a line under a damaging espionage row and paving the way for the resumption of full cooperation on issues such as defence.

Indonesia calls off search for Spaniards in boat sinking

Jakarta - Indonesian authorities called off their search for two Spanish men Saturday, finding no sign of them one week after their tour boat sank in central Indonesia.

Indonesia court rejects election challenge

Jakarta - Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected ex-general Prabowo Subianto's challenge to the results of last month's presidential election, which he lost to Jakarta governor Joko Widodo.

Indonesia hunts Spaniards missing in tourist boat sinking

Bima - Indonesian rescuers Tuesday expanded their search for two Spanish men still missing after a tourist boat sank at the weekend, forcing survivors to swim hours to dry land and drink their own urine.

Survivors of Indonesia boat ordeal drank urine, swam to volcano island

Bima - Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia were rescued Monday after a horrific ordeal that had forced other survivors to swim to a volcanic island and drink their own urine.

Ten foreigners, five locals missing as Indonesia tour boat sinks

Bima - Ten foreign tourists and five Indonesians were missing Sunday after a boat sank as it travelled between islands in the east of the country, while 10 others have been rescued, search and rescue officials said.

Indonesia tests mental health of U.S. teen in Bali suitcase killing

Denpasar - Indonesian police were Thursday conducting mental health checks on an American teenager suspected of killing her mother and stuffing her battered body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.

American tourist's body found in suitcase on Bali

Denpasar - An American tourist's battered body has been found in a suitcase at an exclusive hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and her daughter and daughter's boyfriend have been arrested over the killing, police said Wednesday.
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French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian island.
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An orangutan is rescued from a bulldozed section of rainforest in Borneo, Indonesia.
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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.
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An Ogoh-ogoh effigy in Ubud, Bali
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Mount Lokon Volcano in Indonesia
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Burial on Nias, a small island off the Sumatra coast.
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A waterfall in the Kepulauan Mentawai region of Indonesia
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Air pollution over Southeast Asia in October 1997
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Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Dolphins are hauled out of their plastic performing pools and loaded into the back of trucks.
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Megan Young, 2013 Miss World winner
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Pig-nosed turtles are being devastated in Indonesia because of illegal trafficking and deforestation.
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An Ogoh-ogoh effigy ready for the procession
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The latest revelations come just weeks after a video emerged of Indonesian soldiers torturing two Papuan men. ©Survival
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Indonesia's Mount Tambora.
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Bruce Irons surfing with flares attached to his board
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Bali Bombing Memorial
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Newly cleared farmland in Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra
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