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Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Jakarta - Thousands of children are living in makeshift shelters six months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami pounded the Indonesian city of Palu, aid agencies said Tuesday, as authorities wrestle with a "painfully slow" recovery.The magnitude 7.

Bali police shoot dead Russian after violent robbery

Denpasar - Bali police have shot dead a Russian man after a violent robbery at a money exchange office, officials said Friday, with two more accomplices arrested and several others on the run.

Indonesia's Garuda says to cancel 49-jet Boeing 737 deal after crashes

Jakarta - Indonesia's national carrier Garuda has told Boeing it will cancel a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after the model was involved in two fatal crashes.

Traffic-choked Jakarta battles epic gridlock with new MRT

Jakarta - Jakarta commuter Irnawati can spend up to four hours daily in her car, but now she and millions of others may get some relief as the traffic-clogged Southeast Asian city opens its first mass rapid-transit system.

Indonesia's Aceh whips amorous couples

Banda Aceh - A group of unmarried couples were whipped in Indonesia's Aceh province on Thursday after they were caught behaving amorously -- a crime under the conservative region's Islamic law.

Indonesia flood death toll tops 100, dozens still missing

Sentani - The death toll from flash floods and landslides that tore through Indonesia's Papua region has topped 100 with dozens more still missing, the disaster agency said Wednesday.

Indonesia flood death toll rises to 89, dozens missing

Sentani - At least 89 people are known to have died after flash floods and landslides tore through Indonesia's Papua region, with the toll expected to rise further as rescuers hunt for dozens still missing, the national disaster agency said Tuesday.

Baby reunited with dad as Indonesia flood death toll hits 77

Sentani - A baby trapped under rubble after flash flooding destroyed his home in Indonesia has been reunited with his father after the disaster killed the rest of their family, officials said Monday, as the death toll hit 77.

Flash floods kill at least 58 in Indonesia's Papua

Sentani - Flash floods in Indonesia's eastern Papua province have killed at least 58 people, an official said Sunday, as rescuers battled mud, rocks and fallen trees in the hunt for survivors.

At least 50 killed by flash floods in Indonesia's Papua

Jayapura - At least 50 people have been killed by flash floods in Indonesia's eastern Papua province, an official said Sunday, as rescuers raced to find more victims of the disaster.

Indonesia's 'Red scare' revived ahead of elections

Padang - Bookseller Yanto Tjahaja was tending to his shop when soldiers burst through the door and confiscated a dozen titles over claims they violated one of Indonesia's most sensitive taboos: communism.

Indonesian leader's ally arrested in graft case as polls loom

Jakarta - Indonesia's anti-corruption agency arrested a key political backer of President Joko Widodo on Friday, just a month before he bids for re-election in the world's third-biggest democracy.

Indonesia says uncovers huge explosives stash after suicide blast

Sibolga - Indonesian police said Thursday they had uncovered a huge stash of explosives linked to a terror suspect whose wife blew up herself and a child following a dramatic standoff at their home.

Indonesian terror suspect's wife, children die in blast: police

Jakarta - The wife and two children of a suspected Indonesian militant are believed to have died in a suicide bombing at their home following an hours-long standoff with authorities, police said Wednesday.

Malaysia PM says release of Indonesian in N. Korea case within rules

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's prime minister said Tuesday the surprise release of an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother followed the "rule of law", after suspicions of meddling amid an intense lobbying effort by Jak...

Malaysia PM says release of Indonesian in N. Korea case within rules

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's prime minister said Tuesday the surprise release of an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother followed the "rule of law", after suspicions of meddling amid an intense lobbying effort by Jak...

Three Indonesian soldiers killed in fresh Papua violence

Jakarta - Three Indonesian soldiers were killed in a gun battle with armed separatist rebels in restive Papua province, where over a dozen construction workers were massacred last year, the military said Thursday.

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

Jakarta - Facebook has banned political advertisements from outside Indonesia ahead of the country's presidential poll, just weeks after being heavily criticised by the European Union for not doing enough to counter election meddling.

Jews live in the shadows in Muslim-majority Indonesia

Tondano - Yaakov Baruch is the rabbi at Indonesia's only synagogue but he keeps his religious identity under wraps, like most of the tiny Jewish community living in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.

Indonesia's Aceh whips unmarried couples after hotel raid

Banda Aceh - Six couples were publicly whipped in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province Monday for relations outside marriage, with at least two women unable to walk after the painful punishment.

Up to 100 still feared trapped in Indonesia mine

Jakarta - Indonesian authorities warned Monday that up to 100 people could still be trapped and feared dead inside a collapsed illegal gold mine despite a painstaking rescue effort that has so far plucked 19 people alive from the rubble, but also seen nine death...

Indonesia, Australia sign long-awaited trade deal

Jakarta - Indonesia and Australia on Monday signed a long-awaited trade deal after months of diplomatic tension over Canberra's contentious plan to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

Six dead, dozens buried in Indonesia mine collapse

Indonesia - At least six people are dead and dozens more are still trapped beneath the rubble of an illegal gold mine that collapsed in Indonesia, officials said Thursday, as rescuers frantically searched for survivors.

Dozens buried in Indonesia gold mine collapse

Menteng Dua - Indonesian rescuers scrambled Wednesday to find dozens buried in the collapse of an illegal gold mine that killed at least four people, the disaster agency said.

Indonesian entertainers protest law on 'pornography', blasphemy in music

Jakarta - Indonesian entertainers have rallied against a draft law that seeks to ban blasphemous and "pornographic" music content, which critics say could be used to clamp down on freedom of expression in the Muslim-majority nation.

Erupting Indonesian volcano spews ash, lava

Yogyakarta - Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, has spewed a plume of grey ash into the sky as fiery red molten lava streamed down from its crater.

Miracle treatment or dangerous drug? Indonesia cashes in on Kratom

Pontianak - The sweltering backwaters of Indonesian Borneo have become the unlikely ground zero for the global production and export of Kratom, a tree leaf hailed by some as a miracle cure for everything from opioid addiction to anxiety.

British woman jailed for slapping Bali immigration officer

Denpasar - A British woman was handed a six-month jail term Wednesday for slapping an immigration officer in Bali after she missed her flight because of an expired tourist visa.

Indonesia recaptures French drug suspect after jailbreak

Mataram - A French drug suspect on the run since escaping from an Indonesian jail nearly two weeks ago has been recaptured, police said on Saturday.

Indonesian cop charged over French drug suspect's jailbreak

Lombok - An Indonesian police officer has been arrested for allegedly taking a bribe to help a French drugs suspect escape from jail, authorities said Friday, as the search for the fugitive continued.
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President Barack Obama and Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono participate in the arrival ceremony at the State Palace Complex - Istana Merdeka in Jakarta, Indonesia,
White House Photo by Pete Souza
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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School children walk through thick smoke on way to school in Indonesia.
School children walk through thick smoke on way to school in Indonesia.
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Major volcanoes of Indonesia, with eruptions since 1900 AD. Lombok Island is labeled.
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An Ogoh-ogoh effigy ready for the procession
French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian isla...
French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian island.
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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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Bromo Mountain East Java Indonesia is a bautifull place to vacation or trip.
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Megan Young, 2013 Miss World winner
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Tori the smoking Orangutan at the zoo in Central Java, Indonesia
Center For Orangutan Protection
French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian isla...
French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian island.
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Dolphins are hauled out of their plastic performing pools and loaded into the back of trucks.
Dolphins are hauled out of their plastic performing pools and loaded into the back of trucks.
JAAN
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Air pollution over Southeast Asia in October 1997
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Map of cable from Australia to Indonesia.
Map of cable from Australia to Indonesia.
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Vast stretches of water separate Australia from easy access to asylum seekers.
MISSING: An Airasia Airbus 320 jetliner is seen taxiing at Singapore Changi International Airport in...
MISSING: An Airasia Airbus 320 jetliner is seen taxiing at Singapore Changi International Airport in 2010.
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Disturbing and graphic footage of two tribal Papuan men being tortured, allegedly by Indonesian soldiers, has led to widespread demands for an independent inquiry.
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An orangutan is rescued from a bulldozed section of rainforest in Borneo, Indonesia.
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