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11 killed in Indonesia accident as truck smashes into houses

Brebes - At least 11 people died in Indonesia when a truck carrying sugar smashed into several motorcycles and houses on Sunday, an official said.

Indonesian parents wait for justice 20 years after Suharto's fall

Jakarta - Almost every week Asih Widodo attends a vigil outside Indonesia's presidential palace, seeking justice for his son who died in an orgy of violence after the fall of dictator Suharto.

Indonesia city protests suicide bomber burials

Surabaya - Angry residents of an Indonesian city struck by a wave of suicide bombings refused to let the attackers' bodies be buried in their neighbourhood on Friday, police said.

Indonesia hit by new IS-claimed attack after suicide bombings

Pekanbaru - Four men who attacked an Indonesian police headquarters with samurai swords were shot dead Wednesday and one officer also died, authorities said, days after a wave of deadly suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group rocked the country.

Indonesia hit by another attack after deadly suicide bombings

Pekanbaru - Four men were shot and killed as they staged an attack on a police headquarters that left one officer dead and two wounded, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, after a wave of deadly suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group.

Two families staged Indonesian suicide bombings: police

Surabaya - A family of five, including a child, carried out the suicide bombing of a police headquarters in Indonesia's second city Surabaya on Monday, police said, a day after a deadly wave of attacks on churches staged by another family.

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up at Indonesian police HQ: authorities

Surabaya - Two militants on a motorcycle blew themselves up at a police headquarters in Indonesia's second city Surabaya on Monday, wounding at least 10 people including officers, authorities said, a day after a deadly wave of suicide bombings hit churches.

Islamic State group claims deadly Indonesia church attacks

Beirut - The Islamic State group was responsible for suicide attacks against three churches in Indonesia that killed at least 11 people on Sunday, it said via its propaganda agency Amaq.

Deadly Indonesia church suicide bombings committed by one family

Surabaya - A family of six including two young daughters staged suicide bombings at three Indonesian churches during Sunday services, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.

At least two dead, 13 injured in Indonesia church attacks: police

Jakarta - At least two people were killed and 13 others injured in bomb attacks, including a suicide blast, targeting churches in Indonesia's second biggest city Surabaya, police said Sunday, the latest assault on a religious minority in the world's biggest Musl...

Indonesian volcano erupts, sparking evacuations

Jakarta - Indonesian villagers living in the shadow of one of the world's most active volcanoes fled to safety Friday as Mount Merapi erupted, sending a cascade of ash and smoke some 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) into the sky.

Police hostage crisis at Indonesia jail over: officials

Kampungsengon - A hostage crisis involving Islamist prisoners at a high-security jail outside Jakarta has been resolved nearly two days after a deadly riot broke out at the prison, Indonesian officials said Thursday.

Helicopter taxi apps offer escape from traffic-choked megacities

Fpo - Within minutes of using an app to book a ride, Agostino Fernandes was looking down on lush greenery from a helicopter taxi high above Bangalore -- one of several Uber-style chopper services taking off to help commuters tackle increasingly congested meg...

Agnez Mo signs with 300 Entertainment, hints at new music

Indonesian music superstar Agnez Mo has signed to 300 Entertainment. The world renowned and multi-faceted entertainer hints at new music.

Indonesia oil well explosion kills 18, injures dozens

Banda Aceh - The death toll from a blaze at an illegal Indonesian oil well on Wednesday has jumped to 18 with dozens injured, authorities said, warning there could be yet more victims.

Indonesia's former speaker gets 15 years in jail for corruption

Jakarta - Indonesia's former parliament speaker was given a 15-year prison term on Tuesday in one of the country's toughest sentences for graft, marking a victory in a continuing clampdown on widespread corruption.

Australia boy, 12, runs away to Bali using family credit card

Sydney - Australian police were Tuesday investigating how a 12-year-old boy managed to fly alone to the Indonesian island of Bali and spend four days at a resort using his parents' credit card.

Dozens of Rohingya come ashore in Indonesia

Banda Aceh - About 80 Rohingya in a wooden boat arrived in Indonesia Friday, officials said, the latest batch of the vulnerable minority to come ashore in the world's biggest Muslim majority nation.

Amorous couples, sex workers whipped in Indonesia's Aceh

Banda Aceh - A group of amorous couples and alleged sex workers were publicly whipped for breaking Islamic law in Indonesia's Aceh Friday, just a week after the province pledged to move the widely condemned practice indoors.

Fuzzy crab, shiny-eyed shrimp discovered on Java expedition

Fpo - A hermit crab, a shiny-eyed shrimp and a crab with fuzzy spines are among over a dozen new species discovered in a deep-sea expedition off the Indonesian island of Java, scientists said.

Indonesian court orders release of 1MDB-linked luxury yacht

Jakarta - A luxury yacht linked to allegations that $4.5 billion was looted from Malaysia's state investment fund 1MDB must be returned to its wealthy owner, an Indonesian court ruled Tuesday, citing missteps by police in seizing the vessel.

Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup'

Jakarta - Somad rarely ventures beyond his impoverished Jakarta neighbourhood, but the 14-year-old is now gearing for a trip to Russia next month as a player in the 2018 Street Child World Cup.

Trouble in Paradise: Tourism surge lashes Southeast Asia's beaches

Krabi - Hordes of tourists clamber across the white sand with selfie sticks as Thai park rangers wade into turquoise waters to direct boats charging into the cliff-ringed cove.

Indonesia's bootleg booze death toll climbs to 90

Jakarta - Indonesia's deadliest bootleg liquor crisis in years has killed at least 90 people, authorities said Tuesday, prompting one region to declare a state of emergency.

Indonesia seizes alleged 'slave ship' wanted by Interpol

Jakarta - Indonesia seized an alleged "slave ship" following a dramatic high seas chase sparked by an Interpol alert after the vessel escaped capture in China and Mozambique, authorities said Tuesday.

Indonesia suicide bomb mastermind jailed for nine years

Jakarta - The convicted mastermind of a deadly twin bombing in Jakarta last year claimed by the Islamic State group was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday.

Stranded Rohingya rescued by Indonesian fishermen

Banda Aceh - Five Rohingya stranded at sea for almost three weeks have been rescued by Indonesian fishermen but several others died during the harrowing ordeal, officials said Friday, with the UN refugee agency saying it was "alarmed" at the deaths.

UK Masterchef judges spark rendang ding dong

Jakarta - Indonesians and Malaysians have their feathers in a flap over MasterChef UK's decision to eliminate a contestant from the popular cooking show because her chicken rendang wasn't crispy.

Indonesia prosecutors seek 16 years for former speaker in graft case

Jakarta - Indonesian prosecutors Thursday demanded 16 years imprisonment for former parliament speaker Setya Novanto in one of the graft-riddled country's biggest corruption cases.

Bali man gets 15 years for murdering Japanese couple

Denpasar - A Bali court Monday sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for killing an elderly Japanese couple on the Indonesian holiday island last year.
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'Trophy' photograph taken by an Indonesian soldier after he and his comrades murdered Ninuor Kwalik and his 12 year old nephew Daugunme in 1998, West Papua. © Survival
An Indonesian court had in April 2007 cleared Playboy Indonesia s editor-in-chief of distributing in...
An Indonesian court had in April 2007 cleared Playboy Indonesia's editor-in-chief of distributing indecent pictures to the public and making money from them after a high-profile trial that exposed deep divisions in the Muslim-majority nation. The case was resurrected later, and Erwin Arnada was sentenced to two years in prison.
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An orangutan is rescued from a bulldozed section of rainforest in Borneo  Indonesia.
An orangutan is rescued from a bulldozed section of rainforest in Borneo, Indonesia.
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Butcher in Bali preparing dog meat. (2013)
Butcher in Bali preparing dog meat. (2013)
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An Ogoh-ogoh effigy in Ubud  Bali
An Ogoh-ogoh effigy in Ubud, Bali
The undersea quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) southwest of Sumatra at about 6:50...
The undersea quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) southwest of Sumatra at about 6:50 pm (1250 GMT), several hundred kilometres from the city of Padang, the USGS said
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Borneo orangutan  stranded on the last tree left in his rainforest home.
Borneo orangutan, stranded on the last tree left in his rainforest home.
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Two police  security guard found dead at US-run mine in Indonesian province of Papua.
Two police, security guard found dead at US-run mine in Indonesian province of Papua.
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Yogyakarta Performing art. This event was held in Yogyakarta. At  14 october 2011. The participant c...
Yogyakarta Performing art. This event was held in Yogyakarta. At 14 october 2011. The participant come from Japan,Korea,United States and also Indonesia. This is two days event
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Mosque; Aceh, Indonesia
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Bali Bombing Memorial
Bali Bombing Memorial
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Indonesia s Mount Tambora.
Indonesia's Mount Tambora.
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Taken at Australia Zoo in Beerwah  Queensland  AU
Taken at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, AU
A waterfall in the Kepulauan Mentawai region of Indonesia
A waterfall in the Kepulauan Mentawai region of Indonesia
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Yogyakarta Performing art. This event was held in Yogyakarta. At  14 october 2011. The participant c...
Yogyakarta Performing art. This event was held in Yogyakarta. At 14 october 2011. The participant come from Japan,Korea,United States and also Indonesia. This is two days event
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Putting the final touches to an Ogoh-ogoh effigy
Putting the final touches to an Ogoh-ogoh effigy
Sarawak: four Kayan natives collecting gutta percha from a tree trunk.
Sarawak: four Kayan natives collecting gutta percha from a tree trunk.
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Cangkuang Lake
Cangkuang, West Java, Indonesia
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