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Over 130,000 flee menacing volcano on Bali tourist island

More than 130,000 people have fled the region around the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing it will soon erupt.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Fears of Bali volcano eruption spark exodus of 75,000

Warnings that a volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali will erupt have sparked an exodus of more than 75,000 people that is likely to continue to swell, the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:06 p.m.

Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung

Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali huddled Saturday in temporary shelters, sports centers and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in …


Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest level

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali to the highest level, and more than 11,000 villagers have left their …


Indonesia seeks peace in Rakhine

Amid all the international and domestic pressure building up around the recent outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Indonesia has launched what is arguably one of its most ambitious …


Indonesian villagers cut down forest in orangutan sanctuary

Nearly a fifth of the forest in an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been taken over by people, a conservation group says, threatening efforts to rehabilitate …


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

Police are questioning the Indonesian business partner of President Donald Trump over allegations he sent threatening text messages to a deputy attorney general.


UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Aid helicopter crash kills 8 after Indonesian volcano erupts

A rescue helicopter crashed while heading to help evacuate residents near an active volcano on Indonesia’s main island, killing all eight people on board, officials said Monday.


Obama pushes tolerance, respect in childhood home Jakarta

Following another week of dust-ups between the media and President Donald Trump, his predecessor shared a bit of wisdom Saturday from the other side of the world about tolerance and …


Trump’s Indonesian business partner slapped with travel ban

Authorities in Indonesia have issued a travel ban against the Indonesian business partner of President Donald Trump after he was accused of threatening a deputy attorney general, officials said Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Militants hit Indonesia police; 1 officer, 1 attacker dead

Authorities say two suspected militants have attacked police in western Indonesia, leaving an officer and an assailant dead.


UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Strong earthquake shakes Indonesia’s Sulawesi island

A strong, shallow earthquake has rocked Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.


Suspected suicide bomb in Jakarta kills policeman, injures 4

A suspected suicide bombing near a bus terminal in Indonesia’s capital Wednesday night killed a policeman and injured four other officers, police said.


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 2:54 p.m.

Rare albino orangutan named ‘Alba’ after worldwide appeal

A conservation group says a rare albino orangutan rescued in Indonesia has been named “Alba” after thousands of suggestions were sent from around the world.


Indonesia searches for scores of inmates after jailbreak

Indonesian authorities are searching for scores of inmates who escaped Friday from an overcrowded prison on Sumatra island.


Rescuers find 1 more body after Indonesian landslide

Rescue teams using heavy equipment recovered another body Monday from a landslide that swept into a village on Indonesia’s main island, bringing the number of retrieved bodies to three.


Indonesia man swallowed by python, villagers and reports say

A 25-year-old Indonesian man has been swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi, villagers and news reports said.


Bali decides to not cover nude statues for Saudi king’s visit

Local authorities in Bali have decided to not cover up statues of Hindu deities and semi-naked women during Saudi King Salman’s visit.


Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits region in eastern Indonesia

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake on Friday hit a region in the eastern part of Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.


Indonesia police: 3 suspected militants killed, bombs found

Indonesian police said they killed three suspected militants in a raid Wednesday on the outskirts of Jakarta and found several bombs which they are trying to defuse.


Thousands take refuge in mosques after deadly Aceh quake

Thousands of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh took refuge for the night in mosques and temporary shelters after a strong earthquake Wednesday killed nearly 100 people and destroyed …


Frantic rescue after earthquake kills 54 in Indonesia’s Aceh province

A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing at least 27 people and causing dozens of buildings to collapse.


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.