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Indonesia sinks foreign boats to mark independence

Indonesia sinks foreign boats to mark independence

Indonesia sank dozens of impounded foreign boats to mark Independence Day, an official said Wednesday, as President Joko Widodo steps up a campaign to stop foreign fishermen from "stealing" in its waters

Indonesian woman arrested for posing as 'husband'

An Indonesian woman who allegedly posed as a man in order to get married was arrested after the shocked wife discovered the deception, police said on Monday.

Suicide bombing hits Indonesia police station, ISIS suspected behind attack

Suicide bombing hits Indonesia police station, ISIS suspected behind attack

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Indonesia's Central Java province on Tuesday, officials said.

Deaths in Indonesia landslides, flood rise to 56 with nine still missing

Deaths in Indonesia landslides, flood rise to 56 with nine still missing

The deaths in landslides and floods on June 19 in Indonesia`s Central Java province have risen to 56, while 22 persons were injured and nine still missing, an official said on Thursday.

Has no overlapping South China Sea claims with China: Indonesia

Has no overlapping South China Sea claims with China: Indonesia

Indonesia`s foreign minister on Wednesday rejected China`s stance that the two Asian nations have overlapping claims in the South China Sea, where there has been a run of skirmishes between Indonesian navy ships and Chinese vessels.

Nearly 50 die in Indonesia landslides, authorities warn of more rain

Nearly 50 die in Indonesia landslides, authorities warn of more rain

Indonesian authorities raced on Monday to rescue victims of landslides and flash floods caused by torrential rain at the weekend that killed nearly 50 people and left many missing in the main island of Java. 

6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia

Indonesia is prone to quake as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called "the Pacific Ring of Fire". 

Indonesia introduces death, chemical castration for paedophiles

Indonesia introduces death, chemical castration for paedophiles

Indonesia's president today approved tough new punishments for child sex offenders, including a maximum penalty of death and chemical castration, after the brutal gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl.

Volcano erupts in western Indonesia, killing 3 villagers

A volcano in western Indonesian unleashed hot clouds of ash today, killing three villagers and injuring four others, an official said.

Philippine militants release four Indonesian sailors

Four Indonesian sailors kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants in the strife-torn southern Philippines were released Wednesday, the second group of Indonesian hostages to be freed this month.

Indonesia's Muslim cyber warriors take on Islamic State militants

A group of Indonesian "cyber warriors" sit glued to screens, as they send out messages promoting a moderate form of Islam in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

Indonesia launches fresh crackdown on child exploitation

Authorities in the sprawling Indonesian capital are cracking down on the exploitation of children after a raft of cases, from child labour to violence and sexual assault, was uncovered in recent weeks. 

12 killed in Indonesian army helicopter crash in Sulawesi

12 killed in Indonesian army helicopter crash in Sulawesi

An Indonesian army helicopter went down in Poso of Sulawesi province on Sunday, killing 12 military men and leaving one missing, Indonesian Armed Forces Spokesman Colonel Berlin G said.

KFC India reacts to death of man in Indonesia at chicken eating competition

The competition had three participants who raced to eat the fried chicken wings in the least amount of time, EFE news reported.

Bizarre: Indonesian man dies at chicken eating competition by KFC

Bizarre: Indonesian man dies at chicken eating competition by KFC

A 45-year-old Indonesian man choked to death during a chicken eating competition in capital Jakarta, the media reported on Saturday.

Huge quake strikes off Indonesia but tsunami warnings cancelled

A massive quake struck on Wednesday off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, but initial fears of another region-wide disaster faded as tsunami warnings were cancelled.

Indonesia demolishes capital's largest red-light district

Indonesia demolishes capital's largest red-light district

Bulldozers started demolishing hundreds of buildings in the Indonesian capital`s largest red-light district on Monday as part of a nationwide effort to eradicate prostitution in the world`s most populous Muslim-majority nation.

Indonesia overturns acquittal of international school teachers convicted of student abuse

Indonesia`s supreme court has overturned the acquittal of two teachers, a Canadian and Indonesian, convicted of sexually abusing students at an international Jakarta school and ordered them to serve out their original sentence.

Muslim-majority Indonesia`s gay community under attack

Homosexuality is generally taboo in Muslim-majority Indonesia and gay people have in the past suffered verbal and physical attacks.

Indonesia sinks 27 foreign boats to stop illegal fishing

Indonesia sinks 27 foreign boats to stop illegal fishing

Indonesia sank 27 impounded foreign boats on Monday, a minister said, as the world`s largest archipelago nation stepped up a campaign against illegal fishing in its waters.