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French drug smuggler sentenced to death in Indonesia

French drug smuggler sentenced to death in Indonesia

Indonesia on Monday sentenced a French drug smuggler to death by firing squad, in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a long prison term.

Indonesia plans to move capital city out of crowded Java island

Indonesia plans to move capital city out of crowded Java island

Indonesia's president has decided to move the capital of the world's fourth most populous country away from the crowded main island of Java, but has yet to finalise a new location, the planning minister said on Monday.

Floods in Indonesia kill 29, dozen missing

Floods in Indonesia kill 29, dozen missing

Floods sparked by torrential rains have killed 29 people in Indonesia with a dozen more still missing, officials said Monday, marking the latest calamity for a disaster-prone nation.

More than 270 died from overwork-related illnesses in Indonesia elections

More than 270 died from overwork-related illnesses in Indonesia elections

Ten days after Indonesia held the world's biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illneses caused by long hours of work counting millions of ballot papers by hand ...

Indonesia's Widodo looks set for election victory; challenger says no

Indonesia's Widodo looks set for election victory; challenger says no

Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as ‘quick count’ results from Wednesday's election rolled in, but his challenger claimed that he had won the popular vote ...

Indonesia's Widodo on track to beat firebrand ex-general

Indonesia's Widodo on track to beat firebrand ex-general

Indonesia's Joko Widodo was on track to be re-elected leader of the world's third-biggest democracy with pollsters giving him a wide lead over rival Prabowo Subianto, a firebrand ex-general, hours after voting closed Wednesday across the 17,000-island archipelago.

Thwarting fraud: thousands to 'crowd-source' Indonesian election results

Thwarting fraud: thousands to 'crowd-source' Indonesian election results

More than 10,000 people have volunteered to crowd-source election results posted at polling stations across Indonesia on Wednesday in a real-time bid to thwart attempts at fraud during the biggest single-day election in the world.

Indonesians to vote in world's biggest single-day election

Indonesians to vote in world's biggest single-day election

Tens of millions of Indonesians will vote in presidential and parliamentary elections this week after campaigns focused on the economy, but with political Islam looming ever larger in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.

Indonesia campaign rallies draw tens of thousands

Indonesia campaign rallies draw tens of thousands

About 100,000 people filled Jakarta's main stadium Saturday for a huge rally in support of Indonesian president Joko Widodo, just days ahead of the biggest-ever elections in the world's number-three democracy.

Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Thousands of children are living in makeshift shelters six months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami pounded the Indonesian city of Palu, aid agencies said Tuesday, as authorities wrestle with a "painfully slow" recovery.

Indonesia seeks answers as Ethiopian crash comparisons mount

Indonesia seeks answers as Ethiopian crash comparisons mount

Indonesian investigators described on Thursday the panic of pilots grappling with airspeed and altitude problems in the last moments of their doomed Lion Air flight ...

Flash floods kill at least 50 in Indonesia's Papua

Flash floods kill at least 50 in Indonesia's Papua

Flash floods in Indonesia's eastern Papua province have killed at least 50 people, an official said Sunday, as rescuers raced to help dozens of other victims of the disaster.