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Snake on a train: Indonesian kills serpent with bare hands

Snake on a train: Indonesian kills serpent with bare hands

The train made an emergency stop after the reptile was spotted lurking on a baggage rack in a carriage headed to Jakarta from Bogor, south of the capital.

Arrested Indonesian parliament speaker pleads to keep his job

Arrested Indonesian parliament speaker pleads to keep his job

Indonesia's speaker of parliament, who was arrested last week over his alleged role in a $170 million graft case, has sent a letter from his cell to house leaders pleading to be allowed to keep his job while he fights the charges.

Freeport evacuating Indonesian mine worker families after shootings

Freeport evacuating Indonesian mine worker families after shootings

US miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc is evacuating spouses and children of workers from its giant Indonesian copper mine after a string of shootings in the area raised security concerns.

Indonesian policeman shot dead near US-owned mine

Indonesian policeman shot dead near US-owned mine

An Indonesian policeman was shot dead and another was seriously wounded near a giant US-owned copper and gold mine Wednesday, authorities said, the latest in a string of shootings in restive Papua province.

Four sperm whales die in Indonesia beach rescue

Four sperm whales die in Indonesia beach rescue

Four sperm whales stranded on a beach in Indonesia have died, a local official said Tuesday, despite frantic efforts to save the massive mammals.

New orangutan species discovered on Indonesia's Sumatra

New orangutan species discovered on Indonesia's Sumatra

Until now, the orangutan has been classified as belonging to two distinct species reflecting their geographical distribution: the Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii).

Indonesia fireworks factory fire leaves 23 dead, dozens injured

Indonesia fireworks factory fire leaves 23 dead, dozens injured

Nearly two dozen people have been killed and dozens injured in a blaze that tore through a fireworks factory outside the Indonesian capital, police said Thursday, triggering explosions ...

Indonesia arrests nine with alleged Islamic State links

Indonesia arrests nine with alleged Islamic State links

Indonesian authorities arrested nine men suspected of having links to a militant network loyal to Islamic State and planning a series of attacks on police posts, said a police spokesman.

Widodo hails Emir's state visit to Indonesia

Widodo hails Emir's state visit to Indonesia

The President of Indonesia and His Highness the Emir spoke at a press conference on Wednesday after the two countries signed agreements at the Bogor Presidential Palace in Jakarta.

Emir and Indonesian President hold talks in Jakarta

Emir and Indonesian President hold talks in Jakarta

The session focused on ways to enhance bilateral relations and develop areas of joint cooperation, particularly the areas of economy, energy, investment, tourism and infrastructure.

Jakarta's new governor Baswedan  sworn in

Jakarta's new governor Baswedan sworn in

Indonesian President Joko Widodo swore in a former education minister as Jakarta's governor on Monday, months after an election that opened up religious and ethnic divisions in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country.

Terror as AirAsia flight turns back to Australia

Terror as AirAsia flight turns back to Australia

AirAsia apologised for the scare, blaming a "technical issue" without elaborating on the cause. "The safety of passengers and crew is our priority," the budget airline said.