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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 …