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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics

Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Olympics following the success of the Asian Games held there over the past two weeks, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in a surprise …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 13

Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least three people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from a temblor …


Powerful quake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island, 39 dead

A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 39 people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

At least 10 dead, 40 hurt as 6.4 quake hits Indonesia island

A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 40 on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said.


Asia’s biggest cocoa grower has a chocolate problem. This icy treat may be the answer

Cocoa production in the 130-year old industry in Indonesia is set to shrink for the third straight year as farmers switch to other crops and annual per capita consumption of …


Indonesia’s Aceh carries out public canings despite pledge

Indonesia’s deeply conservative Muslim province of Aceh on Friday publicly caned 15 people found guilty of violating Shariah law, despite pledging not to carry out the punishment in public.


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Indonesia identifies location of sunken ferry

Indonesia has identified the suspected location of an overcrowded passenger ferry that sank last week in a deep volcanic crater lake but will need international help to recover the wreckage, …


Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at …


Indonesia raises number of ferry sinking missing to 166

Indonesian officials said that 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking early this week at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously believed, as distraught …


A woman went to check her corn – and was swallowed by a python

For the second time in barely more than a year, an Indonesian villager has been swallowed whole by a python.


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Family carries out suicide attacks on Indonesia churches

Coordinated suicide bombings carried out by members of the same family struck three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city on Sunday, police said, as the world’s most populous Muslim nation recoiled …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

8 dead, nearly 40 wounded as bombs hit 3 Indonesian churches

Three attacks including one by a suicide bomber disguised as a churchgoer targeted three churches in Indonesia’s second largest city of Surabaya early Sunday, killing at least nine people and …


Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homes

A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes, disaster officials said Thursday as they declared a two-week emergency for the affected areas.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Indonesia’s Aceh considers beheading as penalty for murder

The conservative Indonesian province of Aceh known for publicly caning gays, adulterers and gamblers is considering the introduction of beheading as a punishment for murder, a top Islamic law official …


Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gun

Four Indonesian farmers and a 13-year-old boy admitted they stabbed, clubbed and shot a critically endangered orangutan at least 130 times with an air gun to protect their pineapple crop, …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 16,400 feet into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday.


Police shoot man during sword attack on Indonesian church

Police in Indonesia shot a sword-wielding man who attacked a church congregation during Sunday Mass, injuring four people, including a German priest.


Indonesia bus crash kills 27; police say brakes failed

A packed tourist bus returning from an outing collided with a motorbike and plunged from a hill on Indonesia’s main island of Java after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at …


Revisions to Indonesia law could outlaw sex outside marriage

Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia’s Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Strong earthquake rattles Indonesia’s Java island; 2 dead

A strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter.


Remembering 1963 eruption, Bali’s elderly wary of another

Bali’s glowering Mount Agung has seemingly quieted since hurling huge columns of ash from its crater a week ago, but some villagers on the Indonesian island who survived the catastrophic …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

Bali volcano spews ash 4.7 miles high, closing airport again

An erupting volcano with a deadly history on Indonesia’s Bali, one of the world’s most popular resort islands, has spread drifting ash 4.7 miles into the atmosphere and closed the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Indonesia volcano forces mass evacuation, shuts Bali airport

Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to flee Monday from an erupting volcano on Bali that forced the island’s international airport to close, stranding large numbers of travelers.


Indonesia graft suspect detained after doctors clear health

Indonesia’s anti-graft commission has arrested the speaker of the country’s Parliament who for weeks evaded questioning over his alleged role in the theft of $170 million of public money.


Frizzy-haired, smaller-headed orangutan may be new great ape

A remote population of frizzy-haired orangutans on the Indonesian island of Sumatra seems to be a new species of primate, scientists say.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Explosion, inferno at Indonesia fireworks factory kills 47, mostly women

Investigators Friday were trying to determine the cause of an explosion and fire at a fireworks factory near Indonesia’s capital that killed at least 47 people, mostly young female workers …


Gunmen launch attacks near Freeport Indonesia mine; 3 hurt

Gunmen launched attacks Saturday near a U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia, wounding two policemen and a civilian, police said.


Indonesia bishop resigns in finance, mistress scandal

A Roman Catholic bishop in Indonesia has resigned following reports that he had a mistress and siphoned off more than $100,000 in church funds.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 8:43 a.m.

Indonesia president urges military to stay out of politics

The Indonesian military should stay out of politics and remain loyal to the government, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said Thursday in an apparent rebuke over contentious statements by the country’s …


Villagers race to save Bali cows from volcanic oblivion

Bali’s gently lowing cows, prized for their hardiness and doe-like temperament, won’t become victims of the tropical island’s menacing Mount Agung volcano if villager Wayan Sudarma has any say in …