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Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok declares health emergency over malaria

JAKARTA Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok is battling malaria, authorities said on Saturday, declaring a health emergency after a series of earthquakes in July and August forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.

Indonesia charges Pole suspected in Papua arms smuggling plot

JAKARTA A Pole detained in Indonesia late last month could face life imprisonment having been charged with plotting against the state after being named as a suspect in a conspiracy to smuggle arms to separatists in Papua, a police spokesman said on Monday.

World, Sep 10 2018

Indonesia president picks Asian Games chief to run re-election campaign

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday picked billionaire businessman Erick Thohir to manage his re-election campaign, citing his successful role in organizing the recent Asian Games hosted by the country.

World, Sep 07 2018

Indonesian family questions police killings in run-up to Asian Games

JAKARTA While many Indonesians have been cheering on the athletes at the Asian Games, which began in their country on Aug. 18, some have been mourning loved ones killed in a security crackdown aimed at ensuring a trouble-free sports festival.

World, Aug 31 2018

Indonesian medal winners contribute towards Lombok cause

JAKARTA Several Indonesian medalists at the Asian Games have offered to raise money or donate their win bonuses to the victims of a series of earthquakes that hit Lombok island, killing more than 500 people and destroying tens of thousands of homes.

Sports, Soccer, Aug 29 2018

Indonesian court clears teenage rape victim jailed for abortion

JAKARTA A 15-year-old girl jailed for six months for terminating her pregnancy after being raped by her brother has been cleared by a higher court in a case that spotlights Indonesia's tough anti-abortion laws.

World, Aug 29 2018

Badminton a smash hit as Indonesia excels at Asian Games

JAKARTA By far the loudest cheers at the main cluster of Asian Games venues in the heart of the Indonesian capital Jakarta over the last couple of weeks have been heard rising from the badminton arena.

Sports, Soccer, Aug 28 2018

Australia's new PM due in Indonesia this week amid hopes on trade

JAKARTA Australia's new prime minister is to visit Indonesia this week on his first overseas trip since being sworn in, Indonesia's foreign ministry said on Monday, amid expectation the neighbors are close to signing a free trade deal.

World, Australia, Aug 27 2018

Moaning about mosque loudspeaker not blasphemy, says Indonesian Muslim group

JAKARTA Indonesia's biggest Islamic organization called for greater tolerance on Friday as it criticized a court that jailed a mother of four for blasphemy after complaining that a mosque in her neighborhood was too loud.

World, Aug 24 2018

Indonesian graft buster probes acid attack on himself as police draw blank

JAKARTA A top Indonesian anti-corruption investigator plans to release the findings of his own probe into an acid attack that partially blinded him last year, after a failure by police up to now to solve the case.

World, Aug 24 2018
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North Korea's Kim agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

SEOUL North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, the latest gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country's nuclear program. | Video