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Indonesia: Country in Southeast Asia
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and 7th in the combined sea and land area. With over 267 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population.

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Indonesia unions hold protests over planned labor reform

Several thousand Indonesian workers held a rally on Monday outside parliament to protest against planned changes to labor laws as part of government reforms aimed at creating jobs and boosting..
Reuters - Published

Collapse of footbridge over Indonesia river kills at least nine

A footbridge across a river swollen by heavy rains collapsed on Indonesia's island of Sumatra, drowning at least nine people who were swept away by a strong current, with one person missing, disaster..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Indonesia


Climate crisis: a world economic failure? Davos awaits Greta [Video]Climate crisis: a world economic failure? Davos awaits Greta

On the eve of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, focus is on teenage activist Greta Thunberg as she prepares to challenge the global financial elite to fight climate change. Conway Gittens..

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Most of Jakarta could be submerged by 2050 [Video]Most of Jakarta could be submerged by 2050

Experts warn 90 percent of Indonesia’s capital could be submerged by 2050.

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The Indonesia-China standoff, explained [Video]The Indonesia-China standoff, explained

One of the biggest standoffs in the South China Sea in years is souring relations between Indonesia and its biggest trading partner, China. Michelle Hennessy reports.

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Indonesia flash floods: At least 60 people killed [Video]Indonesia flash floods: At least 60 people killed

Indonesia in grip of worst floods anyone can remember, and even more rain is coming.

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Indonesian capital reels after floods leave 47 dead [Video]Indonesian capital reels after floods leave 47 dead

Flooding on New Year's Day was the worst since 2007, weather agency warns of more downpours.

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Flooding and landslides in Jakarta kills at least 40 [Video]Flooding and landslides in Jakarta kills at least 40

Indonesian capital frequently floods but analysts say city was ill-prepared for a storm of this scale.

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Several dead, thousands caught in flooding in Indonesian capital [Video]Several dead, thousands caught in flooding in Indonesian capital

Rainfall, more than three times the average amount, recorded in Jakarta and West Java resulting in deadly flooding.

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At least 20 people killed in deadly monsoon floods in Jakarta [Video]At least 20 people killed in deadly monsoon floods in Jakarta

Dramatic footage shows flashfloods in Indonesia that killed at least 20 people. About 30,000 were evacuated. View on euronews

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Tens of thousands caught in deadly Indonesian floods [Video]Tens of thousands caught in deadly Indonesian floods

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in and around Indonesia’s capital Jakarta reached at least 21 on Thursday, with more heavy rain forecast, authorities said. The floods are the worst..

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'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia [Video]'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia

A rare annular eclipse drew crowds astronomers, tourists, and devotees to witness the solar phenomenon across a broad swath of the globe. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Indonesia's miracle survivor now watches for tsunamis [Video]Indonesia's miracle survivor now watches for tsunamis

Arif Munandar woke up in a body bag 15 years ago, after a tsunami swept through his village. Now he's made it his mission to keep a an early warning system well maintained. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Avenatti Enters Plea To New Nike Extortion Indictment [Video]Avenatti Enters Plea To New Nike Extortion Indictment

Reuters reports Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. He's been indicted for trying to extort as much as $25 million from Nike Inc, Avenatti allegedly threatened to go public with claims the..

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Cave art is 'earliest known record of storytelling' [Video]Cave art is 'earliest known record of storytelling'

The painting, found in a limestone cave in 2017, was dated to nearly 44,000 years ago using uranium-series analysis, scientists said in the study published last week in the journal Nature. Sarah..

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A sinking Indonesian island fights climate change [Video]A sinking Indonesian island fights climate change

Abdul Hadi's house sits lower than the road in a village on the island of Java - and below sea-level. As floods worsen due to climate change and Java sinks due to the extraction of underground water,..

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Indonesia dance where men perform as women

Rianto is a master of Lengger Lanang, a traditional Indonesia dance where men perform as women.
BBC News - Published

Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 strikes Sulawesi, Indonesia: EMSC

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Sulawesi, Indonesia on Monday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.
Reuters - Published

Reynhard Sinaga: UK's most prolific rapist could have jail sentence increased after review is called

Request is made to prevent Indonesian national from ever walking free
Independent - Published

Thailand, Indonesia to share intelligence to combat insurgents

Thailand and Indonesia on Tuesday signed an intelligence sharing agreement that the Thai army chief said would help limit the movements of insurgents operating in the Muslim-majority southern region of..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia rights body condemns LGBT raids ordered by mayor after UK rape case

Indonesia's human rights commission on Tuesday condemned plans by a mayor to launch raids targeting the LGBT community in his city after a local man was convicted in Britain of sexually assaulting 48..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia asks Japan to invest in islands near waters disputed with China

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo on Friday asked Japan to step up investment in fisheries and energy in some of its South China Sea islands following a stand-off with China in waters that China claims..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian military says Chinese vessels left disputed waters

Indonesia's military said on Thursday that Chinese coast guard vessels and fishing boats had left disputed waters in the western reaches of the South China Sea following a visit by President Joko..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian trade unions to rally as government files new labor rules to parliament

A coalition of trade unions will mobilize thousands of people next week to block the Indonesian government's plan to relax restrictive labor rules, as President Joko Widodo's administration is set to..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian army wields internet 'news' as a weapon in Papua

As Indonesia celebrated its National Heroes' Day last year, official military social media accounts lavished praise on Corporal Yunanto Nugroho for the "myriad awards he has won in the field of IT."
Reuters - Published

'More victims' of Indonesian rapist come forward

A dedicated incident room for reporting sexual abuse has seen "a very positive response", police say.
BBC News - Published

Indonesia deploys fighter jets in stand-off with China

Indonesia's air force deployed four fighter jets to the South China Sea on Tuesday in a stand-off with Beijing after Jakarta protested over a Chinese violation of its exclusive economic zone.
Reuters - Published

No immediate reports of damage, injuries in Indonesia's 6.2-magnitude quake

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck on Tuesday southwest of Indonesia's province of Aceh on the island of Sumatra, at a depth of 20.3 km (12.6 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Reuters - Published

Quake of magnitude 6.2 strikes near Indonesia's Aceh province: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck southwest of Indonesia's Aceh province on the island of Sumatra on Tuesday at a depth of 20.3 km, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Reuters - Published

Britain jails Indonesian who became UK's 'most prolific rapist'

A student from Indonesia was identified as Britain's most prolific rapist on Monday after being convicted of more than 150 offences, including 136 rapes.
Reuters - Published

Indonesian student jailed as Britain's worst rapist

A student from Indonesia has been named as Britain's worst ever rapist after being convicted of more than 150 offences over more than two and a half years.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia boosts patrols after Chinese boat 'trespasses' in its waters

Indonesia has increased patrols around islands near the disputed South China Sea after a Chinese coast guard vessel "trespassed" into Indonesia's exclusive economic zone, authorities said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia seeds clouds to keep them away from flooded capital

Indonesia's air force seeded clouds with salt on Friday to try to stop rainfall reaching the slowing sinking capital after deadly flash floods and landslides triggered by some of the heaviest rain ever..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia plans cloud seeding to halt rain, floods death toll rises to 43

Indonesia will carry out cloud seeding on Friday in a bid to prevent further rainfall over the capital Jakarta, after deadly flash floods and landslides following some of the heaviest rains ever..
Reuters - Published

Flood death toll rises to 26 in Jakarta, tens of thousands evacuated

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in Indonesia's capital Jakarta on Thursday after flash floods and landslides killed up to 26 people amid some of the heaviest rain in more than 20 years, with..
Reuters - Published

Jakarta floods: 'Not ordinary rain', say officials

At least 16 people have died in the Indonesian capital amid record-breaking rainfall.
BBC News - Published

Flood death toll rises to 21 in Indonesian capital

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in and around Indonesia's capital Jakarta reached at least 21 on Monday, with more heavy rain forecast, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia floods: Nine killed after heavy rain on New Year’s Eve

Thousands of people have been evacuated after torrential rain on New Year's Eve caused flash floods.
BBC News - Published

Indonesia rejects China's claims over South China Sea

Indonesia said on Wednesday it rejected China's claims over a disputed part of the South China Sea as "having no legal basis", after two days earlier protesting to Beijing over the presence of a..
Reuters - Published

Floods in Indonesia's capital kill nine, force thousands to evacuate

Flash floods inundated swathes of Indonesia's capital and nearby towns on the first day of the New Year after torrential rainfall overnight, killing at least nine people and forcing thousands of people..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia protests to China over border intrusion near South China Sea

Indonesia said on Monday it had protested to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters near the disputed South China Sea, saying it marked a "violation of..
Reuters - Published

China bans imports of pigs from Indonesia due to African swine fever

China's customs said it has banned imports of pigs, wild boars and related products from Indonesia due to African swine fever.
Reuters - Published

Two police arrested in connection with acid attack on Indonesian graft investigator

Two Indonesian police officers have been arrested in connection with an acid attack on a senior investigator with the Corruption Eradication Commission that left him partially blinded, police said on..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia to revive 'truth and reconciliation' commission

Indonesia plans to revive a 'truth and reconciliation' commission to bring closure over past human rights violations, including the killing of hundreds of thousands of people in 1965, a senior minister..
Reuters - Published

At least 26 killed as Indonesian bus tumbles into ravine

An Indonesian bus plunged over a hill and tumbled 150 meters (164 yards) into a ravine late on Monday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 13, media reported on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Aceh Christians forced to celebrate Christmas in a tent

Christians in Aceh, Indonesia, had their churches destroyed four years ago by Islamic vigilante groups and the police.
BBC News - Published

Miracle survivor on mission to help close gaps in tsunami warning system

Arif Munandar had been pronounced dead before he woke up in a body bag four days after a monstrous wave swept his village in Indonesia's northern Aceh province 15 years ago.
Reuters - Published

Aceh tsunami survivor hopes next generation will learn lessons

Armilla Yanti was returning from her regular Sunday trip to the market in this Indonesian city when a towering tsunami wave crashed ashore. She and her parents survived, but her two sisters were killed..
Reuters - Published

Six charged with treason in Indonesia after Papua protest

An Indonesian prosecutor charged five men and a woman with treason on Thursday, accusing them of organizing a protest in Jakarta demanding independence for the easternmost province of Papua.
Reuters - Published

African swine fever: Fears rise as virus spreads to Indonesia

An outbreak of the deadly virus that has decimated pig herds in China has been detected in Indonesia.
BBC News - Published

15 years on, a look back at the Boxing Day tsunami

December 26 marks 15 years since a 9.1 magnitude quake off the coast of Indonesia's Aceh province triggered a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president seeks to speed up 'Silicon Valley'-like capital

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday he had ordered his cabinet to speed up a $33 billion project to move the capital city from Jakarta to forested Borneo island so that the new "Silicon..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia police question suspected Islamic militants arrested in Papua

Indonesian anti-terrorism officers are interrogating eight suspected Islamic militants arrested in the province of Papua on suspicion that they were planning an attack, a police spokesman said on..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia faces backlash over baby lobster export ban

A proposal by Indonesia's new fisheries minister to remove a cap on exporting baby lobsters has come under fire, with critics saying it could deplete stocks around the archipelago and boost the fishing..
Reuters - Published

Two Indonesian soldiers killed in separatist attack in Papua

Two Indonesian soldiers have been shot dead in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, ambushed by separatist rebels while transporting goods to a village in a remote area, a military spokesman said..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia Muslim groups deny China lobbying sways views on Uighurs

Indonesia's biggest Muslim groups have denied that lobbying by Beijing, including tours facilitated by China in Xinjiang, had influenced their stance on the treatment of the region's Muslim Uighur..
Reuters - Published

Crumbling seawall heightens worries over flood threat to Indonesian capital

When part of a seawall protecting Jakarta collapsed last week near fisherman Awing Takalar's shack it brought back bad memories of when another levee burst in 2007 and all his belongings were washed..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president defends bid by family to enter politics

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has brushed off accusations by critics that he is looking to create a political dynasty after a decision by his son and son-in-law to run for mayoral posts in next..
Reuters - Published

Sulawesi art: Animal painting found in cave is 44,000 years old

Experts say the art, found in an Indonesian cave, could be the world's oldest recorded story.
BBC News - Published

Top Indonesia graft buster warns on risk of spike in corruption

An Indonesian anti-corruption investigator, who was partially blinded in an acid attack in 2017, said on Friday a new law governing the country's anti-graft agency could unleash a spike in corruption..
Reuters - Published

Garuda airline boss to lose job over smuggled motorbike

The boss of Indonesia's national airline is accused of not declaring the importation of a Harley Davidson.
BBC News - Published

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