Indonesia

Indonesia makes mask flouters dig graves
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Indonesia makes mask flouters dig graves

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Sep 2020
What the Bougainville referendum means for the world
Bougainville
In Depth

What the Bougainville referendum means for the world

The tiny island nation is expected to vote for independence from Papua New Guinea
20 Nov 2019
How the West is poisoning Indonesia’s food chain
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In Depth

How the West is poisoning Indonesia’s food chain

The Southeast Asian nation is burning mountains of imported plastic waste
14 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: EU is ‘no defender of workers’ rights’
Employees work in an office in Moscow on December 15, 2014. The Russian ruble tumbled 9.5 percent Monday to new record lows as falling crude prices pulled the rug out from under the currency
In Depth

Instant Opinion: EU is ‘no defender of workers’ rights’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 25 October
25 Oct 2019
Is Indonesia becoming a sharia state?
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Is Indonesia becoming a sharia state?

Jakarta set to pass extreme criminal code enforcing prison sentences for insulting president, sex outside marriage and black magic
19 Sep 2019
What is going on in West Papua?
West Papua
In Depth

What is going on in West Papua?

Indonesia sends 1,000 troops and cuts internet to western province in bid to quell biggest unrest in years
22 Aug 2019
Is Indonesia safe to visit in 2019?
Indonesia
In Depth

Is Indonesia safe to visit in 2019?

Government launches tourism initiative to create ‘10 New Balis’
14 Aug 2019

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How Indonesia’s post-election protests turned deadly
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How Indonesia’s post-election protests turned deadly

Riots erupt across Jakarta as incumbent president Joko Widodo declared winner of last month’s polls
22 May 2019
Who killed Kim Jong Nam?
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Who killed Kim Jong Nam?

Second suspect freed as experts claim North Korean masterminds have ‘got away with assassination’
3 May 2019
Why tourists have been banned from Komodo dragon island
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Why tourists have been banned from Komodo dragon island

Problems include smugglers stealing the lizards to sell on Facebook
4 Apr 2019
Indonesia mine collapse: race to rescue dozens
Indonesia mine collapse
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Indonesia mine collapse: race to rescue dozens

Excavators brought in despite landslide risk as miners enter fourth day in buried pit
1 Mar 2019
Scientist mauled to death by pet crocodile
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Scientist mauled to death by pet crocodile

Deasy Tuwo, 44, was eaten alive after falling into illegal enclosure
17 Jan 2019
What happened to Lion Air flight JT610?
Lion Air Boeing 737
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What happened to Lion Air flight JT610?

Voice recorder from crashed plane found under eight metres of mud
14 Jan 2019
Banyan Tree Spa Bintan: an idyllic rainforest hideaway
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Banyan Tree Spa Bintan: an idyllic rainforest hideaway

14 Jan 2019
Brit facing 15 years in Indonesian jail over cannabis oil
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Brit facing 15 years in Indonesian jail over cannabis oil

Cornish artist Pip Holmes arrested after allegedly going to collect package containing 31kg of medicinal THC oil
18 Dec 2018
Orangutan shaved, made up and prostituted to men
Pony the orangutan
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Orangutan shaved, made up and prostituted to men

Primates being sold for sex on thriving black market in Indonesia
28 Nov 2018
Lion Air crash victim’s fiancee stages solo wedding shoot
Intan Syari
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Lion Air crash victim’s fiancee stages solo wedding shoot

Intan Syari photos in her wedding dress have gone viral in Indonesia
14 Nov 2018
Indonesian tsunami death toll rises to nearly 1,350
Indonesian authorities say death toll from quake and tsunami could reach thousands
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Indonesian tsunami death toll rises to nearly 1,350

Authorities warn thousands more may have died as rescue operation continues
2 Oct 2018
Indonesian air traffic controller hailed as a hero
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Indonesian air traffic controller hailed as a hero

Anthonius Gunawan Agung died after staying in tower to guide a plane carrying hundreds of passengers to safety
1 Oct 2018
Teen rescued after seven weeks at sea in floating hut
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Teen rescued after seven weeks at sea in floating hut

Aldi Novel Adilang sent adrift after floating fish trap became unmoored in strong winds
24 Sep 2018
Indonesian woman jailed over mosque noise complaint
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Indonesian woman jailed over mosque noise complaint

Noise complaint over call to prayer sparked anti-Buddhist riots in 2016
23 Aug 2018
Royal Navy war graves ‘looted for scrap metal’
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Royal Navy war graves ‘looted for scrap metal’

Defence Secretary expresses concern over reports of pirates disturbing sunken WWII ships
20 Aug 2018
Indonesia: dozens shot dead in Asian Games ‘clean-up’
Indonesian police
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Indonesia: dozens shot dead in Asian Games ‘clean-up’

Amnesty International says police were gunning down petty criminals with impunity
17 Aug 2018
Indonesian woman freed after 15 years in shaman’s cave
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Indonesian woman freed after 15 years in shaman’s cave

Victim was abducted at the age of 13 by healer who claimed to have magical powers
8 Aug 2018
Angry mob slaughters 292 crocodiles in Indonesia
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Angry mob slaughters 292 crocodiles in Indonesia

Crowd attacked reptiles with knives and machetes after local man was mauled to death
16 Jul 2018
Video: man killed by his mother’s falling coffin
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Video: man killed by his mother’s falling coffin

Samen Kondorura was crushed after pallbearers fell off ladder during service on Indonesian island
18 Jun 2018
Family of six bomb three Indonesian churches
A family of six has been blamed for bombing three churches in Indonesia
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Family of six bomb three Indonesian churches

Officials say the family had travelled to Syria before the suicide attack
14 May 2018
Terrorists tapping social media to raise money for jihad
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Terrorists tapping social media to raise money for jihad

Anonymity and extensive reach make online platforms ideal
20 Dec 2017
Mount Agung volcano set to erupt in Bali
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Mount Agung volcano set to erupt in Bali

Tourists have been left stranded after the airport was forced to close
27 Nov 2017
Jakarta governor guilty of blasphemy for 'insulting Islam'
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Jakarta governor guilty of blasphemy for 'insulting Islam'

Trial of Basuki Tjahaka Purnama, known as Ahok, seen as test of religious tolerance in Indonesia
9 May 2017
Explosion on Bali tourist boat kills one and injures several
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Explosion on Bali tourist boat kills one and injures several

Nineteen people suffered horrific injuries in blast, which is not thought to have been a bomb
15 Sep 2016
Lindsay Sandiford: Indonesia 'preparing for executions'
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Lindsay Sandiford: Indonesia 'preparing for executions'

British grandmother convicted of drug smuggling is among foreigners on death row
28 Apr 2016
Solar eclipse: The best pictures from south-east Asia
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Solar eclipse: The best pictures from south-east Asia

Thousands gather to witness the rare natural phenomenon – and capture the moment for ever
9 Mar 2016
Trigana Air crash: search teams find all 54 bodies
Indonesia Plane Crash
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Trigana Air crash: search teams find all 54 bodies

Indonesian authorities reveal the plane was 'completely destroyed' and no survivors have been found
18 Aug 2015