- Indonesian navy fires shots, seizes Chinese fishing boat Updated: May-30-16 11:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - 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.
- Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa Updated: May-28-16 7:14 am
NAGOYA, Japan - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive growth across the globe in meetings with leaders of seven developing countries.
- Australian lawmaker links trade dispute with asylum seekers Updated: May-26-16 12:57 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's deputy prime minister is being criticized for suggesting that a temporary ban on cattle exports to Indonesia five years ago hindered ties with Jakarta that contributed to an influx of asylum seekers arriving on Australian shores by boats from Indonesia.
- Indonesia to punish child rapists with chemical castration Updated: May-25-16 11:22 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo issued a regulation Wednesday that provides tougher penalties for child rapists, including chemical castration and the death penalty.
- Forensic experts urged to join Indonesian grave exhumations Updated: May-24-16 3:13 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A human rights group urged Indonesia to involve forensic experts in exhuming mass graves linked to massacres a half-century ago to ensure the preservation of crucial evidence and allow for the identification of bodies.
- Volcano erupts in western Indonesia, killing 6 people Updated: May-22-16 12:39 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Rescuers have found more bodies after a volcano erupted in western Indonesia, raising the death toll to six, an official said Sunday.
- Indonesia nabs 3 boats with 79 trafficked fishermen on board Updated: May-17-16 6:15 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Three Thai fishing boat captains have escaped from custody in Indonesia after their vessels were seized with dozens of trafficked foreign fishermen on board, an official said Tuesday.
- 17 people killed, 4 missing in western Indonesia floods Updated: May-16-16 9:05 am
SIBOLANGIT, Indonesia - Rescuers on Monday found the bodies of 17 people who were among 20 university students and two guides who went missing in rain-triggered floods and landslides at a popular waterfall in western Indonesia, an official said.
- Infantino says 'crisis is over' as FIFA gets 1st female No 2 Updated: May-13-16 9:03 pm
MEXICO CITY - FIFA's corruption crisis was declared to be over by President Gianni Infantino on Friday as the scandal-battered governing body broke new ground by appointing its first female and first non-European secretary general.
- Endangered Sumatran rhino gives birth in Indonesia Updated: May-12-16 10:49 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A Sumatran rhinoceros has given birth at an Indonesian sanctuary in a success for efforts to save the critically endangered species.
- Indonesia: 4 citizens held hostage in Philippines released Updated: May-11-16 6:44 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's president said Wednesday that four citizens held hostage for nearly a month in the southern Philippines have been released.
- Elephant kills woman taking photographs in Indonesia Updated: May-11-16 4:44 am
SOLO, Indonesia - An endangered Sumatran elephant charged a woman who was taking photographs, trampling her to death Wednesday at a tourist spot on Indonesia's island of Java.
- It's not just Alberta: Warming-fueled fires are increasing Updated: May-10-16 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Alberta's unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many gargantuan fires on an Earth that's grown hotter with more extreme weather.
- Indonesia calls on Islamic leaders to promote tolerant Islam Updated: May-09-16 9:30 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's vice president on Monday called on Islamic leaders to spread messages about a tolerant Islam to curb extremism that often springs from misinterpretation of Islamic teachings.
- Turbulence injures 17 on Indonesia-Hong Kong flight Updated: May-07-16 3:43 am
BALI, Indonesia - Seventeen passengers and crew were injured when a Hong Kong Airlines' flight ran into severe turbulence early Saturday on the way from Indonesia's resort Bali island to Hong Kong.
- Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines agree to boost sea security Updated: May-05-16 5:15 am
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines agreed Thursday to run coordinated patrols to boost maritime security following the kidnappings at sea of Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants.
- Severe turbulence injures 32 on Etihad flight to Indonesia Updated: May-04-16 11:51 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Thirty-one passengers and a crew member aboard an Etihad Airways flight were injured Wednesday when their plane ran into sudden turbulence as it prepared to land in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
- Gang rape, murder of Indonesian girl sparks call for reform Updated: May-03-16 8:30 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - The rape and murder of a teenage girl by 14 men has reignited calls in Indonesia for a sexual violence law that is languishing in Parliament to be enacted.
- Detention powers stir concern over Indonesia terror law Updated: May-03-16 3:25 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A lawmaker involved in vetting Indonesia's proposed counter-terrorism law says a contentious provision allowing detention without trial for six months could undermine the fight against Islamic extremism.
- Indonesian police fatally shoot French citizen in Bali Updated: May-02-16 10:42 am
BALI, Indonesia - Indonesian police said they fatally shot a French citizen after he stabbed a policeman to death Monday while resisting arrest on the resort island of Bali.
- Massacre survivors give Indonesian gov't list of mass graves Updated: May-02-16 8:52 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Survivors of Indonesia's anti-communist massacres in 1965 submitted a list of what they say are more than 100 mass graves to the government on Monday after the president called for an investigation into the killings.
- Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines Updated: May-01-16 8:55 am
MANILA, Philippines - Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday.