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  • 4 killed, 31 missing as fishing boat sinks off Borneo

    An Indonesian fishing boat has sunk in waters off South Kalimantan province on Borneo island, with 31 people still missing, media reports cite the country’s search and rescue agency as saying.

  • Will Joko Widodo win a second term?

    Southeast Asian economic giant Indonesia will be holding its fourth presidential election today. Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country, is the third biggest democratic country after India and the United States.

  • Saudi crown prince postpones Malaysia trip

    The pending working visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Malaysia has been postponed one day before he was due to arrive, Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah confirms.

  • Lion Air crash: 'Black box' voice recorder found

    Indonesian authorities are to download the contents of a cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a Lion Air jet that crashed more than two months ago, killing all 189 people on board, after it is retrieved from the sea near Jakarta.

  • 3 Indonesian birds

    Indonesia removes 3 songbirds from new protected list

    The Environment and Forestry Ministry of Indonesia has removed three popular songbirds from the newly revised protected species lists following protests from bird owners.

  • Fresh tremor rocks Indonesia's Lombok

    A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok yesterday, triggering landslides, damaging buildings and

  • Bali reopens airport after volcano eruption

    Bali reopens its international airport today after a volcanic eruption temporarily grounded flights, stranding thousands of tourists on the Indonesian holiday island.

  • 3 killed in Indonesia ferry capsize

    The captain and two crew of an overloaded Indonesian ferry that sank into the depths of a volcanic lake is detained for questioning over the deadly disaster, police say.

  • Indonesia ferry disaster

    128 missing in ferry disaster in Indonesia

    The search for victims of a ferry that sank in the lake of an ancient super volcano crater in Indonesia will resume tomorrow with divers and an underwater drone to scour the depths for at least 128 missing passengers.

  • ‘2 suicide bombers blow themselves up at Indonesian police HQ’

    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.

  • ‘One family’ behind Indonesia blast

    A family of six launches suicide attacks on Christians attending Sunday services at three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city of Surabaya, killing at least 13 people and wounding 40, officials say.

  • Indonesian Java volcano eruption closes flights

    Indonesian authorities orders people living near a volcano to leave their homes on Friday and a major city closes its airport after the 5,500 metre (18,000 ft) peak send a column of steam and ash into the sky.

  • Fire at oil well in Indonesia's Aceh kills 10, injures 40

    Firefighters in Indonesia are struggling to contain a blaze at an oil well in the northwestern province of Aceh that killed ten people and injured as many as 40, authorities said on Wednesday.

  • 27 killed as bus crashes in Indonesia

    At least 27 people died and 16 others were injured when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed on the Indonesian island of Java, police said on Saturday.

  • Villagers walk in flood waters

    Cyclone kills 19, most under landslide, in Indonesia

    A tropical cyclone kills 19 people on the Indonesian island of Java, officials says, with most of the victims are caught under a landslide.

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    Ash spewing Bali volcano closes airport for 2nd day

    A volcano gushing towering columns of ash closed the airport on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali for a second day Tuesday, disrupting travel for tens of thousands, as authorities renewed their warnings for villagers to evacuate.

  • Bali erupting volcano raises air travel warnings

    Bali's erupting volcano raises air travel warnings

    Indonesian and regional authorities heighten flight warnings around Bali’s Mount Agung as the volcano’s eruptions send a plume of volcanic ash and steam more than 6,000 meters into the skies above the popular holiday island.

  • Indonesia factory explosion kills 47

    Indonesia fireworks factory explosion kills 47

    The number of deaths has risen to 47 from blast at a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Indonesia's capital of Jakarta, with 46 injured, police spokesman Argo Yuwono tells Metro Television.

  • Indonesian goalkeeper die

    Indonesian goalkeeper dies after mid-game collision

    Indonesian football was in mourning on Monday after celebrated goalkeeper Choirul Huda died following an on-pitch collision with a team-mate.

  • Indonesia Instagram's biggest market in Asia Pacific

    Indonesia has 45 million active users of Instagram in a month, making the country the biggest market in Asia Pacific.

  • Indonesia Earthquake

    6.8 Indonesia quake damages buildings

    A strong, shallow earthquake rocks Indonesia's central Sulawesi province, injuring at least three people and damaging some buildings and houses.

  • ‘Oldest human aged 146’ dies in Indonesia

    An Indonesian man who claimed he was 146 years old - which makes him the oldest living human ever - has died, reports say.

  • Ronaldo's Indonesian protege hit by injury

    An Indonesian tsunami survivor and Cristiano Ronaldo protege has been forced to take a break from his football career over a knee injury, he told AFP on Tuesday.

  • Vietnam apologises for Indonesia team bus attack

    Vietnamese football authorities apologised on Thursday after fans hurled stones at the Indonesian team bus shortly after their Suzuki Cup semi-final tie in Hanoi, breaking a window and injuring two of the visiting team's staff.

  • Hockey team content with European tour

    Bangladesh is seemingly taking this month's 5th Men's AHF Cup in Hong Kong as preparation for the World Hockey League Round-2, which will be held in Dhaka in March next year.

  • Google may face over $400 million Indonesia tax bill for 2015

    Indonesia plans to pursue Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google for five years of back taxes, and the search giant could face a bill of more than $400 million for 2015 alone if it is found to have avoided payments.

  • Indonesia 'kills most wanted militant'

    Indonesian police say they believe they have killed Santoso, the country's most wanted militant, in a jungle gun battle in Central Sulawesi.

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    24 dead, 26 missing in Indonesian floods, landslides

    Flash flooding and landslides in Indonesia kills 24 and left more than two dozen missing, an official said on Sunday (June 19), with mud avalanches burying people inside their homes.

  • Likely ancestor of mystery 'hobbit' found

    Half-sized humans who lived 700,000 years ago were almost certainly the ancestors of enigmatic "hobbits" whose fossils were found on the same Indonesian isle in 2003, scientists stunned by their own discovery reported Wednesday.

  • Villages in ashes after deadly Indonesia volcano eruption

    Indonesian rescuers searched for survivors in scorched villages and devastated farmlands after a volcano erupted in clouds of searing ash and gas, killing seven and leaving others fighting life-threatening burns.