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Fresh tremor rocks Indonesia's Lombok

MATARAM, Indonesia A fresh tremor of 6.3 magnitude struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday, after an earthquake killed more than 430 people there earlier this month.

Asian Games: China's Asiad juggernaut ready to roll in Indonesia

JAKARTA China will be showing off an embarrassment of sporting riches, Indonesia will seek to prove its organizational capability and, equally importantly, the 18th Asian Games will offer a sneak peak into the future of the Olympics.

Sports, Soccer, Aug 16 2018

Quake damage to Indonesia's Lombok exceeds $342 million as deaths top 400

JAKARTA Indonesia's holiday island of Lombok suffered damage running into more than 5 trillion rupiah ($342 million) from last week's huge earthquake, authorities said on Monday, as the death toll climbed to more than 430.

Death toll from Indonesia quake climbs over 320

PEMANANG, Indonesia The death toll from a huge 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Lombok island has climbed to more than 320, officials said on Friday, even as relief efforts picked up pace.

Indonesian president highlights nationalism, religiosity amid VP pick concerns

JAKARTA Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo, brandished his nationalist and religious credentials on Friday amid reports he had come under pressure from Islamic party allies to accept a conservative cleric as running mate in next year's election.

World, Aug 10 2018

Factbox: Indonesia's presidential and vice-presidential candidates

JAKARTA Indonesia, the world's third-largest democracy and biggest Muslim majority country, goes to polls in April.

World, Aug 10 2018

Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate for election

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday he had chosen 75-year-old Islamic cleric Ma'ruf Amin as his running mate in next year's presidential election.

World, Aug 09 2018

Aftershock jolts Indonesia's Lombok as death toll jumps to 259

PEMENANG, Indonesia A magnitude 6.2 aftershock rocked Indonesia's Lombok on Thursday, sparking fresh panic on the tropical tourist island as the official death toll from a powerful earthquake four days earlier almost doubled to 259. | Video

World, Environment Aug 09 2018

HK court rejects British ex-banker's last bid to appeal murder conviction

HONG KONG Hong Kong's highest court on Thursday rejected the final attempt by a British former banker to force a new trial over his jailing in 2016 for the cocaine-fueled murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped.

World, Aug 09 2018

Hunt on for survivors as Indonesia's quake toll climbs to 131

KARANGPANGSOR, Indonesia The death toll from last weekend's powerful earthquake on Indonesia's Lombok island rose to 131 on Wednesday as rescuers found more people crushed under collapsed buildings, though some still held out hope of finding survivors.


Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

KOROR, Palau Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.