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World Jan 22Indonesia detains American journalist over visa regulations
An American journalist is facing up to five years in an Indonesian jail and a fine on charges of violating immigration regulations. Philip Jacobson of California is accused of conducting journalistic activities not permitted by his business visa.
World Jan 0460 dead in landslides, flash floods in Indonesia’s capital
Landslides and floods triggered by torrential downpours have left at least 60 people dead in and around Indonesia’s capital, as rescuers struggled to search for people apparently buried under tons of mud, officials said Saturday.
World Jan 03Indonesia capital floods leave 43 dead and 397,000 displaced
Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged at least 182 neighborhoods in greater Jakarta and caused landslides in the Bogor and Depok districts on the city's outskirts as well as in neighboring Lebak, which buried a dozen people.
World Jan 02Indonesia floods death toll rises to 30 as waters recede
Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged at least 182 neighborhoods in greater Jakarta and caused landslides in the Bogor and Depok districts on the city's outskirts.
World Jan 01At least 9 people die, thousands displaced in Indonesia floods
Tens of thousands of revelers in Jakarta were soaked by torrential rains as they waited for New Year’s Eve fireworks.
World Oct 25Inadequate training contributed to Boeing crash in Indonesia, report finds
A summary of the final accident report said Lion Air flight 610 went down partly because the pilots were never told how to quickly respond to malfunctions of the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet's automated flight-control system.
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.