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French drug smuggler home after being held 18 years in Indonesia

Paris - A Frenchman detained for 18 years after trying to smuggle drugs into Bali arrived in Geneva on Sunday and was on his way home after being deported in a case that sparked outrage in France over Indonesia's tough narcotics laws.

Indonesia's 'child' of Krakatoa spews ash and lava

Jakarta - An Indonesian volcano known as the "child" of the legendary Krakatoa erupted on Thursday, spewing a plume of ash high into the sky as molten lava streamed down from its summit.

Indonesia's traditional boat builders reach into the past

Makasar - Under the blazing tropical sun, Indonesia's traditional ship builders hammer, drill and carve timber from nearby forests into intricate two-mast vessels that have plied the archipelago's waters for centuries.

Massive fire rips through Bali port

Menteng - A massive fire laid waste to dozens of boats at a Bali port on Monday as firefighters battled to bring the dramatic blaze under control.

Three dozen dead in Indonesia ferry accident

Alas - Nearly three dozen people have died after a ferry ran aground off the coast of Indonesia, according to an updated official toll Wednesday, the latest deadly maritime accident in the Southeast Asian archipelago.

Bali's Mount Agung spews orange lava in fresh eruption

Jakarta - A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali erupted Monday, belching a plume of ash 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) high as bright orange lava cascaded from its summit.

Indonesian forces to blame for Papua killings: Amnesty

Jakarta - Indonesian security forces are behind the unlawful killing of at least 95 people in Papua since 2010, with most perpetrators never held to account, Amnesty International said in a new report on Monday.

Ritual sacrifice draws crowds to Indonesia volcano

Probolinggo - Thousands of locals and tourists climbed Mount Bromo early Sunday for a lavish religious ceremony that involves throwing ritual offerings into the smouldering crater of an active volcano in Indonesia's tribal hinterlands.

Capsized Indonesian ferry spotted at bottom of lake: officials

Simalungun - An Indonesian ferry that capsized and sank with scores of people aboard has been found by search teams combing the depths of one of the world's deepest lakes, authorities said Friday.

Bali reopens airport after volcano eruption strands thousands of tourists

Denpasar - Bali opened its international airport Friday after a volcanic eruption temporarily grounded flights, stranding thousands of tourists on the Indonesian holiday islandNgurah Rai airport began operating around 2:30 pm local time (0730 GMT), about 12 hours...

One killed, two police missing in fresh Papua violence

Jakarta - At least one person was killed and two police officers are missing after suspected Papuan rebels fired at boats carrying voters and police returning from a polling station, Indonesian authorities said Thursday.

Palm oil giant still linked to Indonesia logging: Greenpeace

Fpo - The world's largest palm oil trader is still linked to deforestation in Indonesia despite committing five years ago to stop logging the archipelago's vast tracts of jungle, Greenpeace said Monday.

Sunken Indonesia ferry may have been located: officials

Simalungun - A sunken Indonesian ferry could be sitting 450 metres (1,475 feet) below the surface of one the world's deepest lakes, officials said Monday, raising fears that scores of missing may never be retrieved from their watery grave.

Sonar deployed in hunt for Indonesia ferry disaster victims

Simalungun - Indonesian authorities Friday turned to cutting-edge sonar technology as they search one of the world's deepest lakes for victims of a deadly ferry disaster.

Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over 2016 IS-claimed terror attack

Jakarta - A radical Indonesian cleric was sentenced to death Friday for masterminding a 2016 Islamic State terror attack that saw a suicide bomber blow himself up at a Starbucks cafe.

Police detain captain, crew in deadly Indonesia ferry disaster

Simalungun - The captain and two crew of an overloaded Indonesian ferry that sank into the depths of a volcanic lake have been detained for questioning over the deadly disaster, police said Thursday.

Number missing in Indonesia ferry disaster jumps again to 192: official

Simalungun - As many as 192 passengers could be missing after a ferry sank into the depths of a volcanic lake in Indonesia, the search-and-rescue agency said Wednesday, tripling initial government estimates.

Search on for dozens missing after ferry sinks on Indonesian crater lake

Simalungun - Rescuers searched Indonesia's Lake Toba on Tuesday for dozens of passengers still missing after a ferry capsized at the popular tourist destination.

Indonesian killed by his mother's falling funeral coffin

Makassar - An Indonesian was killed when his mother's coffin fell from a funeral tower and crushed him during a service on the island of Sulawesi, police said Sunday.

Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python

Makassar - An Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she vanished while tending her vegetable garden, police said Saturday.

13 dead as boat capsizes off Indonesia's Sulawesi

Makassar - At least 13 people died when a passenger boat overloaded with holidaymakers celebrating Eid capsized off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Wednesday, officials said.

Preach! Indonesia's got Ramadan talent

Jakarta - It's a make or break moment for Indonesian high schooler Puteri Ara and her hijab-clad friends as they rap about religious tolerance to a cheering TV studio audience.

Leading Muslim fashion designer jailed in Indonesia fraud

Jakarta - An Indonesian fashion designer who shot to global fame with her Muslim-themed collection was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for a multi-million dollar fraud and money-laundering.

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.
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Dolphins are hauled out of their plastic performing pools and loaded into the back of trucks.
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Oil palm fresh fruit bunches are still on the tree.
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