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Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

The haze is an annual problem for Southeast Asia, but last year's fires were the worst since 1997, straining relations between Indonesia and its neighbors. 

6.5-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Indonesia: USGS

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where tectonic plates collide.

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.

Rescuers check remote Indonesian islands after quake

A ship carrying military personnel and search and rescue officials was dispatched Thursday to check on remote island communities in western Indonesia a day after a powerful earthquake, as strong aftershocks rattled the region.

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.

6.1 magnitude quake rattles Indonesia's Sumatra: USGS

6.1 magnitude quake rattles Indonesia's Sumatra: USGS

A powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Sumatra on Sunday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Singapore slams Indonesia over haze response as schools shut

Singapore slammed "shocking" statements from Indonesian officials over the haze crisis as it closed all schools and distributed protective face masks Friday in emergency measures as the air pollution index soared to hazardous levels.

Indonesia to take action over forest fires

Indonesia to take action over forest fires

The Indonesian government has initiated legal action against companies allegedly involved in causing forest fires in the country that have resulted in a haze enveloping Singapore and Malaysia, police said on Tuesday.