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Indonesia to end search for Flight 8501 victims on Sunday

Jakarta - Search and rescue officials in Indonesia plan to call off the search for victims of an AirAsia plane that crashed over the Java Sea in December even though the bodies of 56 of the plane’s 162 passengers were never found.

Families visit Australians on Indonesian death row

Cilacap - Relatives of two Australian drug smugglers visited them Monday for the first time on an Indonesian prison island where they will be put to death, as their prime minister urged Jakarta to rethink the planned executions.

Death row Australians in last-ditch bid to halt executions

Jakarta - An Indonesian court will Thursday hear an appeal by two Australian drug smugglers on death row against President Joko Widodo's refusal to grant them clemency, a last-ditch effort to halt the looming executions.

Australia protests Indonesia's treatment of death row men

Sydney - Australia issued a formal protest to Indonesia Friday after photos emerged of a smiling senior police officer posing with the two men due to face the firing squad, as it was confirmed that the executions would not happen this week.

Indonesia rejects prisoner swap to save death row Australians

Cilacap - Indonesia on Thursday rejected the offer of a prisoner swap proposed by Canberra in an 11th-hour bid to save two Australian drug smugglers facing execution, saying it is determined to put to death those "who have poisoned our nation".

Australia floats prisoner swap to save Indonesia pair

Sydney - Australia on Thursday proposed a prisoner swap with Indonesia in an 11th-hour bid to save two drug smugglers facing execution, while voicing "deep concern" about Jakarta's international reputation if they are killed.

Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

Cilacap - Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were transferred Wednesday to an island where they will be executed, as the Australian leader said his country was "revolted" by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them.

Indonesia's stance 'clear' on Australians' executions: Widodo

Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said his country's stance is "clear" on the pending executions of two Australian drug smugglers, despite the suggestion by Australia's prime minister that he is "carefully considering" his position.

Hong Kong woman jailed for six years for maid abuse

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong woman was jailed for six years on Friday for beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner, as the judge called for action over laws which leave domestic workers exposed to abuse.

Hong Kong woman faces up to seven years' prison for maid abuse

Hong Kong - The lawyer for a Hong Kong woman found guilty of beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner said she was "not a monster" Friday, as a court prepared to sentence her to up to seven years in prison.

Australia 'very disappointed' at Indonesia death row ruling

Sydney - Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday she was "very disappointed" at the failure of the latest bid to spare two Australians on death row in Indonesia, as Jakarta signalled that execution preparations were almost complete.

Jakarta court dismisses death row Australians' legal challenge

Jakarta - An Indonesian court on Tuesday dismissed a bid by two Australian drug traffickers on death row to avoid execution by challenging the president's rejection of their pleas for clemency.

Australian FM calls Indonesia to ease tensions: Reports

Sydney - Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called on Indonesia to give two Australians on death row an "indefinite stay of execution" as she clarified her Prime Minister's comments linking their fate to aid, media reports said Saturday.

Brazil's Rousseff refuses Indonesian envoy credentials

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday refused to accept the credentials of the Indonesian ambassador to demonstrate her anger at last month's execution of a Brazilian citizen for drug smuggling.

Indonesia delays execution of two Australians

Jakarta - Indonesia has delayed the execution of two Australian drug smugglers by up to a month, backtracking on an earlier pledge to put the pair before the firing squad by the end of February.

Threats have no place in diplomacy, Indonesia tells Australia

Jakarta - Indonesia's foreign ministry told Australia Wednesday that nobody responds well to threats as tensions mount over the looming execution of two Australian drug smugglers.

Australians' transfer to Indonesia execution site delayed

Jakarta - The transfer of two Australians to an Indonesian island prison for execution will not go ahead this week as planned, the attorney-general's office said Tuesday, as Canberra pressed for their lives to be spared.

Australians to be sent to Indonesia execution site this week

Jakarta - Two Australian drug traffickers will be transferred this week to an Indonesian high-security prison before their execution by firing squad, with several other foreigners to follow, the attorney-general's office said Monday.

Australia PM warns Indonesia of tough response to executions

Sydney - Millions of Australians are "sickened" by the imminent execution of two of its citizens by Indonesia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Sunday, warning of a tough diplomatic response.

Hong Kong woman guilty in Indonesian maid abuse case

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong woman was convicted Tuesday of beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner in a case that sparked international outrage and highlighted the plight of migrant domestic workers.

Widodo in Philippines as fate of death row Filipina lingers

Manila - New Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrives on his first state visit to the Philippines Sunday, as the fate of a Filipina facing execution for drug smuggling in his country hovers over planned talks.

Australian religious leaders' plea for Indonesia death row pair

Sydney - Senior religious leaders in Australia Sunday called on Indonesia to show mercy to two men on death row in Bali, as Indonesia's top diplomat in the country said their executions would go ahead.

Divers may have found crashed AirAsia co-pilot's body

Jakarta - Indonesian divers have found a body believed to be the French co-pilot who was steering an AirAsia plane when it crashed in December with 162 people onboard, an official said Saturday.Coordinator of the search and rescue effort S.B.

Report: Co-pilot was flying AirAsia plane when crisis began

Jakarta - The co-pilot was at the controls when an AirAsia jetliner went out of control over southeast Asia in December, crashing into the Java Sea and killing all 162 people aboard, unnamed flight officials said.

Indonesia resumes search for AirAsia crash victims

Jakarta - Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for 86 victims still missing from the AirAsia plane that crashed on December 28 with 162 people on board, an official said.

French judge to probe AirAsia crash

Paris - France has opened a formal criminal investigation into the crash of an AirAsia plane in the Java Sea last month while a French co-pilot was at the controls, a judicial source said FridayA judge will investigate possible "manslaughter" in connection wit...

AirAsia co-pilot at controls when plane crashed

Jakarta - The French co-pilot was at the controls of an AirAsia plane before it crashed into the sea last month after flying through an area of towering clouds, killing all 162 people on board, investigators said Thursday.

Indonesia ready to execute foreigners after rejecting clemency

Jakarta - Indonesia is ready to execute seven foreign drug convicts on death row after their appeals for presidential clemency were rejected, an official said, in a move certain to set Jakarta on a collision course with international allies.

Hopes fade of finding more AirAsia crash victims

Jakarta - Hopes faded Wednesday of finding 92 victims still missing from an AirAsia plane crash as Indonesian search and rescue authorities said the remaining bodies could have been swept away or lost on the seabed.

Indonesia struggles to retrieve AirAsia fuselage

Jakarta - Indonesian salvage teams failed again Sunday to retrieve the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 from the seabed after a sling snapped during a sudden change in the weather, officials said.
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French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian island.
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Two police, security guard found dead at US-run mine in Indonesian province of Papua.
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Vast stretches of water separate Australia from easy access to asylum seekers.
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BRIEFING: National Transportation Safety Commission chair Tatang Kurniadi (left) briefs journalists about AirAsia Flight 8501 on Thursday at a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Pig-nosed turtles are being devastated in Indonesia because of illegal trafficking and deforestation.
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Oil palm fresh fruit bunches are still on the tree.
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Tori the smoking Orangutan at the zoo in Central Java, Indonesia
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Megan Young, 2013 Miss World winner
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Indonesia's Mount Tambora.
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The province of Papua
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National Monument, also known as Monas, the icon of Jakarta
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An Ogoh-ogoh effigy in Ubud, Bali
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The Tengger massif in Java, Indonesia, at sunrise, showing the volcanoes Mt. Bromo (large crater, smoking) and Mt. Semeru (background, smoking). The early morning fog surrounds the peaks, covering a plain of finest volcanic ashes.
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Burial on Nias, a small island off the Sumatra coast.

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