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Indonesian storm death toll rises to 14

The death toll from heavy rains and strong winds in Indonesia has risen to 14, an official said on Sunday, with the victims of a tropical cyclone crushed by falling trees.

"In total, 14 people died,

Indonesia cracks down on train 'surfers'


Indonesia has gone to imaginative extremes to try to stop commuters from illegally riding the roofs of trains - hosing down the scofflaws with red paint, threatening them with dogs and appealing for h

7.3 magnitude quake strikes off western Indonesia: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck off the west coast of Indonesia's Northern Sumatra on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

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Indonesians have new symbol for injustice: sandals

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Indonesians have found a new symbol for their growing frustration at uneven justice in this young, democratic nation: cheap, worn-out flip-flops.

They have been dropping them off at police stations t

5.3-magnitude quake rattles Indonesia's Sumatra island

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake rattled the northern tip of Indonesia on Monday, geologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake struck at a shallow depth of one kilometre (just

Indonesia girl reunited with family after 2004 tsunami


An Indonesian girl separated from her family during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has been reunited with her relatives after seven years living as a street child, her parents said on Friday.

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Indonesian sharia stronghold 'rehabilitates' punks


Indonesian sharia police are ‘morally rehabilitating’ more than 60 young punk rock fans in Aceh province on Sumatra island, saying the youths are tarnishing the province's image.

Since being arrested

Myanmar wins diplomatic coup with nod to chair ASEAN


Southeast Asian leaders agreed on Thursday to allow Myanmar to chair their bloc in 2014, in a victory for the new government seeking international legitimacy after a series of reform moves.


6.4-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia's Maluku

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's eastern North Maluku province on Monday, meteorologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, and no tsunami alert.


Strong quake causes panic in Indonesia's Bali


A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Bali Thursday, causing panic in tourist areas as people fled buildings that cracked as they shook violently in the tremor.

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