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Australian drug convict Schapelle Corby returns home from Bali


SYDNEY Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby arrived in Australia on Sunday after completing a twelve-and-a-half-year sentence for smuggling marijuana to Indonesia, a case which received huge media attention and soured ties between the two countries.

Australia's 'Ganja Queen' set to leave Bali

DENPASAR, Indonesia Australian drug convict Schapelle Corby is set to be deported from the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday night after completing a twelve-and-a-half-year sentence for smuggling marijuana, a case that strained ties between the neighboring countries.

World, Australia, 9:07am EDT

South Korea says contact resumed with vessel off Somalia, crew safe

SEOUL South Korea said on Saturday it has resumed contact with a distressed fishing vessel that feared it was being followed by a suspected pirate vessel off the waters of Somalia, and that the 3 Koreans and 18 Indonesians on board were safe.

World, South Korea, Africa, 6:59am EDT

Indonesia military identifies three graft suspects over helicopter deal

JAKARTA Indonesia's military and anti-corruption agency have identified three suspects in a corruption investigation into the controversial purchase of an AgustaWestland helicopter, the military chief said on Friday.

World, May 26 2017

Indonesia makes arrests as Islamic State claims Jakarta attacks

JAKARTA Indonesian police arrested three people on Friday suspected of being linked to suicide bombings in Jakarta, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed three police officers at a bus station and wounded 12 others.

World, May 26 2017

Indonesian police launch raid as Jakarta attacks linked to Islamic State

JAKARTA Indonesia's anti-terrorism unit raided the home of a suspected suicide bomber on Thursday as authorities linked attacks that killed three police officers at a Jakarta bus station a day earlier to the Islamic State militant group. | Video

World, May 25 2017

New police taskforce to target Indonesian gays

JAKARTA Police in Indonesia's most populous province plan to deploy a taskforce to investigate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activity, a move likely to fuel concerns of a widening crackdown on the community in the Muslim-majority country.

World, May 24 2017

Two men publicly caned in Indonesia for having gay sex

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia Religious police in Indonesia caned two men for gay sex on Tuesday, with hooded men inflicting 82 lashes on each of them as hundreds of people watched the punishment ordered by an Islamic court. | Video

World, May 23 2017

Indonesia, Vietnam to probe reported skirmish in disputed waters

JAKARTA Indonesia and Vietnam will launch a joint investigation into a sea incident at the weekend, officials said, after reports that Vietnamese coast guards had tried to forcibly free five fishing boats and their crew detained in waters near the Natuna Islands.

World, United Nations May 23 2017

Jakarta's former governor to drop appeal against jail term

JAKARTA Jakarta's former governor, a Christian, will withdraw an appeal against his controversial jailing for insulting Islam in Muslim-majority Indonesia, to allow prosecutors to appeal the sentence and calm protests, his family and lawyers said on Tuesday.

World, May 23 2017

North Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system and ordered its mass production and deployment throughout the country, the state news agency reported on Sunday, after weeks of defiant ballistic missile tests.