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Indonesia says 44 migrants must sail on after being resupplied

Indonesian authorities have stopped 44 migrants believed to be from Sri Lanka from disembarking from their boat and said on Friday the vessel had to head back out to sea after being supplied with food and fuel and repaired.

Indonesian district bans unmarried couples from motorbike rides

A district in Indonesia`s Aceh has passed legislation banning unmarried men and women from riding together on motorbikes, a lawmaker said Monday, the latest new Islamic regulation in the conservative province.

Strict sharia forces gays into hiding in Indonesia's Aceh

Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the sharia police would raid them at any moment.

Indonesia set to begin tsunami memorials

Thousands of people were due on Thursday at a memorial in Indonesia's Aceh province, the epicentre of the Indian Ocean tsunami, as the world prepared to mark a decade since a disaster that took 220,00 lives and laid waste to coastal areas in 14 countries.

10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the "last mile"

In April 2012, Indonesia`s Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster.

Indonesian striker dies after kick to stomach

A Indonesian striker playing in one of the country`s top leagues has died after a goalkeeper kicked him in the stomach during a recent match, an official said Tuesday.

Indonesian earthquake kills 1, injures 2

A moderate earthquake killed one villager, injured two others and damaged more than a hundred houses in western Indonesia on Tuesday, a disaster official said.

Indonesia detains 80 Myanmar Rohingya on remote island

Indonesian police on Sunday detained 80 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar on a remote island off Sumatra after they had got lost attempting to reach Malaysia, an official said.


Hours after an 8.6 earthquake struck Indonesia, another earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter Scale hit the island nation.

Indonesia quake: Tsunami watch in Indian Ocean

The United States earthquake monitoring system has issued a notification for a tsunami watch in the Indian Ocean, as per reports on CNN.

Massive 8.6 earthquake hits Indonesia; tremors in India

A massive earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter Scale hit Indonesia’s Sumatra Islands on Wednesday forcing the authorities to issue a Tsunami alert.

Polls in Indonesia`s Aceh province test peace deal

The elections in Aceh are the second since the province suffered 170,000 fatalities in the Asian tsunami of 2004.