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Stories with place: Indonesia
  • Things to know about the 10-nation ASEAN story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 12:43 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Sunday signed a landmark declaration creating an ASEAN Community. Key things to know about this diverse region, consisting of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

  • SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 11:39 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.

  • Indonesia, Malaysia form OPEC-like palm oil council 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 7:43 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Indonesia and Malaysia, the world's top two palm oil producers, signed an agreement Saturday to set up a council for palm oil producing countries in a bid to ensure price stability by managing production and stock in the global market.

  • Indonesia opens trials of 6 accused of enslaving fishermen 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 11:38 pm

    TUAL, Indonesia - An Indonesian court has begun hearing trials of five Thais and an Indonesian charged with human trafficking connected with slavery in the seafood industry.

  • Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 10:35 pm

    KAMPAR, Indonesia - For farmer Achmad Rusli, it was a season of smoke: Ten weeks without sunlight for his oranges, guavas and durians, thanks to deliberately set forest fires that burned a chunk of Indonesia the size of New Jersey.

  • Indonesian court sentences 2 to death for drug smuggling 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 8:04 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - An Indonesian court sentenced two men on Friday to death on charges of smuggling the largest amount of methamphetamine ever confiscated in the country.

  • Putin, Indonesia's Jokowi to skip APEC summit in Manila 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 5:18 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Benigno Aquino III to tell him he will skip the summit of the Pacific Rim leaders in Manila next week because of the ongoing investigation into the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt, Aquino's spokeswoman said Friday.

  • Australian leader visits Indonesia in bid to repair ties 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 7:16 pm

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tried to mend fences with Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest economy, in his first trip to Asia on Thursday since taking office two months ago.

  • 14 orangutans smuggled into Thailand sent home to Indonesia 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 8:44 am

    BANGKOK - Fourteen orangutans that were smuggled out of Indonesia and believed to have been put to work at tourist attractions in Thailand were sent home Thursday.

  • Indonesia uses trained elephants to control forest fires 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 7:13 am

    SIAK, Indonesia - Forest fires difficult to control? Call in the pachyderm patrol.

  • 'Tribunal' opens hearings into mass killings in Indonesia 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 7:22 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A "people's tribunal" opened hearings in the Netherlands Tuesday intended to publicize allegations that Indonesian authorities were responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of suspected Communists 50 years ago.

  • Thai police arrest agent, say he misled fishing-boat workers 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 5:34 am

    BANGKOK - Thai police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a man they said tricked more than 100 men into working for low pay on illegal fishing boats in Indonesia, part of the government's effort to show that it is cracking down on an industry that has been rife with human trafficking and labor abuses.

  • Indonesia deports Indian man sought in gangster murders 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 10:01 am

    BALI, Indonesia - Indonesian authorities deported on Thursday an alleged Indian crime boss who has been on Interpol's most-wanted list for two decades.

  • US-born Sumatran rhino formally handed over to Indonesia story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 9:29 am

    WAY KAMBAS, Indonesia - A U.S.-born Sumatran rhino ate leaves and wallowed in mud at an Indonesian sanctuary Thursday as the U.S. formally handed over the animal in hopes he will have offspring and help save his critically endangered species from extinction.

  • Volcanic eruption closes 3 Indonesian airports 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 9:50 am

    BALI, Indonesia - Thousands of tourists are stranded on three Indonesian islands after ash from an erupting volcano forced the closure of airports and blanketed villages and farmlands.

  • Volcanic eruption closes 3 Indonesian airports story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 7:24 am

    BALI, Indonesia - Thousands of tourists are stranded on three Indonesian islands after ash from an erupting volcano forced the closure of airports and blanketed villages and farmlands.

  • Strong earthquake hits eastern Indonesia; no tsunami threat 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 1:14 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - A strong earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, causing people to flee their homes in panic, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami.

  • Indonesia convicts 2 British journalists for visa violations 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 7:51 am

    BATAM, Indonesia - An Indonesian court sentenced two British television journalists to two and a half months in jail on Tuesday for violating immigration regulations by working with tourist visas.

  • Widodo to set up team to find way of lifting Indonesia ban 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 7:26 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he will set up a team to investigate how to lift the country's FIFA suspension.

  • Sumatran Rhino begins US-Asia trip to ancestral home story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-30-15 7:48 pm

    CINCINNATI - The last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere began a journey Friday from Ohio to its ancestral southeast Asian homeland on a mission to help preserve the critically endangered species.

  • Chicago man pleads not guilty to conspiracy in Bali murder 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 12:39 pm

    CHICAGO - The cousin of a Chicago man serving an Indonesian prison sentence in his girlfriend's mother's death has pleaded not guilty to charges he assisted in a plot to kill the woman.

  • 3 dead recovered of 12 miners buried in Indonesian landslide 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 8:19 am

    BOGOR, Indonesia - Rescuers retrieved three bodies Thursday among 12 miners buried under a landslide while digging illegally at a state-run gold mine on Indonesia's main island of Java.

  • Google's Internet-beaming balloons to take off in Indonesia 
    Updated: Oct-28-15 9:00 pm

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Google's Internet-beaming balloons are ready to take off on the next phase of their mission to deliver online access in regions where most people live offline.

  • Indonesia leader calls for restraint in South China Sea 
    Updated: Oct-27-15 2:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - Indonesia's president called Tuesday for all parties in the disputed South China Sea to exercise restraint and for China and Southeast Asia's regional bloc to start discussions on the substance of a code of conduct to manage tensions there.

  • Indonesia's leader says his country to join Asia trade pact story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-26-15 8:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - Indonesia's leader looked to cement his nation's growing ties with the United States, declaring after a meeting Monday with President Barack Obama that Southeast Asia's largest economy intended to join a sweeping U.S.-backed Pacific Rim trade deal.