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  • Indonesia to host IMF-World Bank annual meeting in 2018

    Indonesia has been selected to host the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank on the resort island of Bali, during which central bankers and …


  • Indonesia backs out of OPEC amid production cut

    Indonesia has temporarily withdrawn from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) following the group’s decision to cut production by 1.2 million barrels of oil per day (bopd) next …


  • Indonesian women killed in Hong Kong are forgotten at home

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – They were poor and vulnerable – nobodies trying to make a living in a sophisticated and clinical metropolis far from their island villages. They were brutalized by …


  • As orangutan species dwindles, rehabilitation group releases five into wild in Borneo

    The release of five rehabilitated orangutans last week is part of a herculean effort to prevent the endangered species from being wiped out.


  • 8 killed after bridge collapses near Indonesia’s Bali island

    At least eight people were killed and 30 others injured Sunday after a small suspension bridge crowded with people returning from temple prayers collapsed near the Indonesian resort island of …


  • Palm oil buyers improve on use of sustainable sources, environmental group says

    On Sept. 21, WWF released its 2016 Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard, looking at the palm oil policies of 137 companies worldwide.


  • Indonesia condemns palm oil firm’s hostage-taking over fires

    Indonesia’s minister of environment and forestry has condemned attempts by a palm oil company to stop an investigation into forest fires by taking ministry investigators hostage.


  • Indonesian navy fires shots, seizes Chinese fishing boat

    Indonesia’s navy said Monday it fired shots at a Chinese trawler when it refused to stop fishing in Indonesian waters, and then seized the vessel and its eight crewmembers.


  • Volcano erupts in western Indonesia, killing 3 villagers

    A volcano in western Indonesian has unleashed hot clouds of ash, killing three villagers and injuring four others.


  • Strong earthquake rocks western Indonesia

    A strong earthquake has struck off the southern coast of Java, Indonesia’s main island, but there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.


  • Indonesia “hobbit” fossils older than first thought, study shows

    It was a spectacular discovery: Fossil remains in an Indonesian cave revealed a recent relative of modern humans that stood about 3 feet tall. The creatures were quickly nicknamed “hobbits.”


  • Powerful quake hits off Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

    A powerful, shallow earthquake hit off the southwestern coast of Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday and could trigger a tsunami, officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or …


  • Strong earthquake rocks east Indonesia; communications lost

    A strong earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia on Friday, apparently knocking out communications on islands near the epicenter.


  • Visitors from Indonesia are a force for learning

    A group of Indonesian teachers and principals visited Five Mile Prairie School last week to learn about nontraditional education. Traveling with the Friendship Force, an international exchange program, the 11 …


  • Indonesia hit by deadly tsunami, volcanic eruption

    A volcanic eruption and a tsunami killed scores of people hundreds of miles apart in Indonesia — spasms from the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” which spawns disasters from deep within …


  • Sumatra digs for survivors

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has left a once-vibrant port city heaped with corpses sealed in canary-yellow bags as soldiers and rescue workers …


  • Strong quake hits Indonesia

    PADANG, Indonesia – A powerful earthquake that struck western Indonesia trapped thousands of people under collapsed buildings – including hospitals, a hotel and a classroom, officials said. At least 200 …


  • Recovered material links Indonesia attacks

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Explosive material recovered from the scene of two suicide bombings at hotels in the Indonesian capital is “identical” to that used by the Southeast Asian terrorist network …


  • 9 killed, dozens hurt in hotel explosions

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – A pair of powerful explosions at two luxury hotels killed nine and wounded at least 50 people in an upscale Jakarta neighborhood this morning, sending debris and …


  • Dozens killed in crash in Indonesia

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – An Indonesian military plane carrying more than 100 people crashed into several homes and burst into flames today, killing at least 79 people, officials said. Dozens were …


  • Clinton courts Indonesia

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today relentlessly hammered home the Obama administration’s message that America is under new management and ready to listen and engage the world. On the …


  • Earthquakes rattle Indonesia

    MANOKWARI, Indonesia – A series of powerful earthquakes killed a 10-year-old girl and injured dozens in remote eastern Indonesia on Sunday, briefly triggering fears of another tsunami in a country …


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