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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.

American tourist's body found in suitcase on Bali: Police

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.

Indonesians hope to find son lost in tsunami after reunion with daughter

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian couple reunited with their daughter a decade after she was swept away by the 2004 tsunami said Friday they were now hopeful of finding their son, who also went missing in the disaster.

Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze obscures skies

Kuala Lumpur - Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy" on Tuesday, as haze mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies.

Bali to continue anti-rabies dog cull as gory video emerges

Denpasar - Among the white sandy beaches, luxury villas and temples, authorities on the Indonesian island of Bali are carrying out mass culls of dogs in an anti-rabies campaign, an official confirmed Sunday.

Indonesia president-elect faces huge reform challenge

Jakarta - After his resounding victory in Indonesia's presidential race, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo now faces the daunting task of taking the world's third-biggest democracy forward as resistance to reform lingers.

Indonesia's Prabowo files challenge to election result

Jakarta - The ex-general who lost Indonesia's presidential election to Jakarta governor Joko Widodo mounted a legal challenge to the result Friday, alleging widespread electoral fraud and irregularities in vote counting.

Capsized Malaysian ferry leaves three dead, eight missing

Johor - Malaysian officials have confirmed that three people are dead and nearly a dozen are still missing after a ferry carrying Indonesian migrant workers sank off the southern coast of Malaysia.

Indonesia's Prabowo to challenge election result in court

Jakarta - The ex-general who lost Indonesia's presidential election to Joko Widodo will challenge the result in court, his campaign team said Wednesday, a move that could spell weeks of uncertainty for the world's third-biggest democracy.

Jakarta governor Widodo wins Indonesian presidential race

Jakarta - The reform-minded governor of teeming Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has comfortably won Indonesia's closely-fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto, final results showed Tuesday.

Two dead, nine missing as boat capsizes off Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian authorities on Tuesday were searching for nine people missing at sea after an overloaded fishing boat carrying illegal Indonesian migrants capsized off southern Malaysia, killing at least two.

Canadian teacher arrested in Indonesian child sex scandal

Jakarta - A Canadian teacher has been arrested in Indonesia for alleged child sex abuse, police said Tuesday, in a scandal that has rocked one of the country's most prestigious international schools.

Two dead, 18 missing as boat capsizes off Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - At least two people died and 18 others were missing after an overloaded fishing boat carrying illegal Indonesian immigrants capsized off the coast of southern Malaysia, a maritime official said Tuesday.

Fraud fears as Indonesia awaits end to presidential deadlock

Jakarta - With both presidential candidates declaring victory in Indonesia's knife-edge election this week, anxiety is growing that fraud and dirty tactics could twist official results due to be announced later this month.

Indonesia's Widodo expresses vote count fears in tight poll

Jakarta - Indonesian presidential hopeful Joko Widodo urged his supporters Thursday to carefully monitor vote-counting in a bitterly fought election amid concerns about cheating, a day after both he and his rival declared victory.

Indonesian markets welcome projected Widodo win

Jakarta - Indonesian stocks rallied to a one-year high Thursday after most unofficial tallies showed Jakarta governor Joko Widodo ahead of ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a closely fought race to lead Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
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This sunset photo on an island named Bangka country Indonesia
This sunset photo on an island named Bangka country Indonesia
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The total number of Bornean orangutans is estimated to be less than 14% of what it was in the recent...
The total number of Bornean orangutans is estimated to be less than 14% of what it was in the recent past (from around 10,000 years ago until the middle of the twentieth century) and this sharp decline has occurred mostly over the past few decades due to human activities and development.
Tim Strater
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An Ogoh-ogoh effigy in Ubud  Bali
An Ogoh-ogoh effigy in Ubud, Bali
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Pig-nosed turtles are being devastated in Indonesia because of illegal trafficking and deforestation...
Pig-nosed turtles are being devastated in Indonesia because of illegal trafficking and deforestation.
Derek Ramsey
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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.
Rainforest Rescue
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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.
Playboy Indonesia
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French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian isla...
French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian island.
YouTube
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Students protest in Jakarta Indonesia
Students protest in Jakarta Indonesia
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Indonesia after 2004 tsunami
Indonesia after 2004 tsunami
Patrick M. Bonafede - U.S. Navy
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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
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The province of Papua
The province of Papua
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Vast stretches of water separate Australia from easy access to asylum seekers.
Vast stretches of water separate Australia from easy access to asylum seekers.
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The Tengger massif in Java  Indonesia  at sunrise  showing the volcanoes Mt. Bromo (large crater  sm...
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.
Thomas Hirsch
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A damaged bank office is seen in Indonesia s province of Banda Aceh April 12  2012.
A damaged bank office is seen in Indonesia's province of Banda Aceh April 12, 2012.
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Newly cleared farmland in Kerinci Seblat National Park  Sumatra
Newly cleared farmland in Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra
Schlegel
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French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian isla...
French businessman Gauthier Toulemonde experimented with telecommuting from a remote Indonesian island.
YouTube
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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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President Barack Obama and Indonesia s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono participate in the arrival...
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
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Burial on Nias  a small island off the Sumatra coast.
Burial on Nias, a small island off the Sumatra coast.
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Tori the smoking Orangutan at the zoo in Central Java  Indonesia
Tori the smoking Orangutan at the zoo in Central Java, Indonesia
Center For Orangutan Protection
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