2004 Boxing Day tsunami-survivor meets idol Cristiano Ronaldo
2004 Boxing Day tsunami-survivor meets idol Cristiano Ronaldo

Tsunami survivor Martunis of Indonesia met his idol and Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after following in his footsteps by joining Sporting Lisbon's youth academy.

Indonesian tsunami survivor joins Sporting Lisbon academy
Indonesian tsunami survivor joins Sporting Lisbon academy

An Indonesian tsunami survivor, found wearing a Portugal shirt nearly three weeks after his home was destroyed in the 2004 disaster, has joined Sporting Lisbon`s academy, the club said on Thursday.

`Pirates` held by Vietnam speak Indonesian
`Pirates` held by Vietnam speak Indonesian

Eight men detained by Vietnam on suspicion of hijacking a Malaysian-flagged tanker speak Indonesian and were carrying large amounts of cash when they were apprehended, state media reported Sunday.

17 school students killed in Indonesian road accident

Seventeen Indonesian pupils were killed and five others injured Thursday after a truck carrying them to school overturned into a ditch on western Sumatra island, police said.

Canadian, Indonesian jailed over Jakarta school sex abuse

A Canadian and Indonesian were jailed for 10 years each on Thursday for sexually abusing children at an elite Jakarta international school, sparking anger from supporters who say the men are innocent as well as concern over the rule of law in Indonesia.

Indian Open Badminton: Sugiarto stuns crowd favourite Super Dan
Indian Open Badminton: Sugiarto stuns crowd favourite Super Dan

Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto today earned the prized scalp of five-time World Champion Lin Dan, notching up a stunning three-game win over the Chinese legend to reach the semifinals of the India Super Series badminton tournament here on Friday.

Canadian, Indonesian on trial over Jakarta school sex abuse

 A Canadian and an Indonesian teaching assistant went on trial Tuesday accused of sexually assaulting children at a prestigious Jakarta school, but parents of students rallied outside court and proclaimed their innocence.

Death toll in boat accident off Malaysia rises to four

Malaysian maritime authorities found two more bodies floating in the sea on Wednesday after a boat carrying illegal Indonesian migrants sank, raising the confirmed death toll to four with seven still missing.

Two dead, nine missing as boat capsizes off Malaysia

Malaysian authorities on Tuesday were searching for nine people missing at sea after an overloaded fishing boat carrying illegal Indonesian migrants capsized off southern Malaysia, killing at least two.

US sentencing for fraudulent wine dealer postponed again

Sentencing for disgraced wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan, who was found guilty of fraud for manufacturing fake vintages, has been postponed to July, a US federal court said Wednesday.

Indonesian envoy to return to Australia after spying row

Indonesia today said it would send its ambassador back to Australia this month in a bid to normalise relations after a spying row that has soured ties between the two countries.

Brunei detains Indonesian on terror suspicions: Report

Brunei authorities have detained an Indonesian national with links to Southeast Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) for alleged "terrorist-related activities" in the oil-rich sultanate, a media report said Thursday.

Indonesian floods kill 23, displace thousands

The death toll in days of floods and landslides in Indonesia has climbed to 23, an official said today, as torrential rain pounded the capital.

Indonesia warns of Christmas terror attack threat

Indonesian police warned on Thursday that Islamic extremists may be planning to target worshippers at Christmas and New Year celebrations in the capital Jakarta and other parts of the country.

Indonesian widows get Dutch compensation, apology

The Dutch government has said that it had compensated 10 women whose husbands were executed by its army between 1946 and 1947 on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Indonesian President calls for Assad`s ouster

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called upon Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, a media report said Tuesday.

Indonesian anti-terror squad criticised for deaths

Indonesia`s US-funded police anti-terror squad has killed seven suspected militants in recent days.

Philippines: 2 cargo ships sink; 32 aboard saved

A cargo ship loaded with cement sank in central Philippines and another vessel carrying iron ore went down off eastern coast.

Indonesian charged with blasphemy for atheist post

A civil servant who posted God does not exist on Facebook faces a maximum penalty of five years behind bars.

Indonesian logging ban covers primary forests

Indonesia on Friday banned logging in primary forests and peatlands for two years as part of a $1 billion deal with Norway to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, officials said.