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World Sep 24Thousands of Indonesian students rally against changes to corruption law
Several thousand university students are enraged that Indonesia's parliament passed a law last week that reduces the authority of the Corruption Eradication Commission, a key body in fighting endemic graft in the country. They joined the demonstration in front of…
World Aug 26Indonesia to move capital from Jakarta to Borneo
The country's capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a site in sparsely populated East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans.
World Jul 14Magnitude 7.3 quake damages homes in eastern Indonesia
A strong, shallow earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Sunday, damaging some homes and causing panicked residents to flee to temporary shelters. There were no immediate reports of casualties, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami.
World Apr 18Indonesia President Widodo declares election victory
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he was won re-election with an estimated 54% of the vote. Official results are set to be released by May 22.
World Apr 16Overseas Indonesians may vote again after fraud claim
Indonesia's Election Supervision Agency said about 320,000 overseas voters in neighboring Malaysia should vote again in presidential and legislative elections.
Economy Mar 22Indonesia airline cancels order for Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets
It is the first announcement of a cancellation since Boeing's new model aircraft were grounded following fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
World Dec 26Indonesia warns people to stay away from coastline, fearing new tsunami
Saturday's tsunami struck without warning, taking people by surprise even in a country familiar with seismic disaster. Authorities on Wednesday feared the weather and surf conditions could trigger another.
World Dec 25Thousands homeless as Indonesia tsunami death toll tops 400
Unsettled survivors of the Indonesia tsunami this weekend remained traumatized by a tragedy that killed more than 420 people and left thousands homeless.
World Dec 24Cause of Indonesia tsunami pondered amid search for missing
Casualty figures from Saturday night's disaster in Indonesia continued to rise, with at least 281 people confirmed killed and more than 1,000 injured.
World Dec 23Tsunami set off by volcanic eruption kills 222 in Indonesia
A tsunami believed to be triggered by a volcanic eruption killed at least 222 people in Indonesia during a busy holiday weekend, sweeping away hotels, hundreds of houses and a group of people attending a beach concert.