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First pictures of AirAsia wreckage taken after tail is found on seabed

Recovery teams have found the tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea, as pictures of the wreckage were released - one emblazoned with the airline's logo.

Recovery teams have found the tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea, as pictures of the wreckage were released - one emblazoned with the airline's logo.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Indonesia votes to scrap direct elections for local leaders

Indonesia’s voted on Friday to scrap direct elections for local leaders, despite angry protests against the move and criticism that it will roll back key democratic reforms.

Indonesia’s voted on Friday to scrap direct elections for local leaders, despite angry protests against the move and criticism that it will roll back key democratic reforms.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Fears of fraud as Indonesia awaits presidential election results

Anxiety is growing that fraud and dirty tactics could twist official results due to be announced by July 22 after former Jakarta governor Joko Widodo and his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, used different unofficial tallies to claim victory.

Anxiety is growing that fraud and dirty tactics could twist official results due to be announced by July 22 after former Jakarta governor Joko Widodo and his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, used different unofficial tallies to claim victory.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Indonesian presidential candidate branded an ethnic Chinese Christian as campaign gets dirty

Misinformation and dirty tricks are marring Indonesia's presidential election campaign as supporters of both leading candidates spread damaging rumours, including calling frontrunner and Jakarta mayor Joko Widodo an ethnic Chinese Christian in the world's largest Muslim nation.

Misinformation and dirty tricks are marring Indonesia's presidential election campaign as supporters of both leading candidates spread damaging rumours, including calling frontrunner and Jakarta mayor Joko Widodo an ethnic Chinese Christian in the world's largest Muslim nation.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Indonesia fears terror backlash as jihadist fighters head to Syria, Iraq

Indonesians are joining the procession of jihadists going to fight in Syria and Iraq, sparking fears they will revive sophisticated militant networks when they return and undermine a decade-long crackdown that has crippled the country’s most dangerous terrorist cells.

Support for groups like ISIL is growing among Indonesian extremists with dozens believed to have joined the insurgency.

Indonesians are joining the procession of jihadists going to fight in Syria and Iraq, sparking fears they will revive sophisticated militant networks when they return and undermine a decade-long crackdown that has crippled the country’s most dangerous terrorist cells.

Support for groups like ISIL is growing among Indonesian extremists with dozens believed to have joined the insurgency.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Indonesia’s parliamentary vote likely to set Jakarta governor on course for presidency

Indonesians went to the polls yesterday in legislative elections expected to strengthen the main opposition and move its popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, closer to becoming the country's next leader.

Indonesians went to the polls yesterday in legislative elections expected to strengthen the main opposition and move its popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, closer to becoming the country's next leader.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
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1 Oct 2013 - 5:47PM
Clinton heads to China with hopes over sea tensions

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to Beijing on Tuesday after talks in ally Indonesia, where she voiced hopes for progress in managing soaring tensions in the South China Sea.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to Beijing on Tuesday after talks in ally Indonesia, where she voiced hopes for progress in managing soaring tensions in the South China Sea.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM
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Clashes hit Indonesian factory used by Adidas

More than 1,300 people clashed with security guards at an Indonesian shoe factory which supplies sportswear giants Adidas and Mizuno, police said on Thursday.

More than 1,300 people clashed with security guards at an Indonesian shoe factory which supplies sportswear giants Adidas and Mizuno, police said on Thursday.

18 Oct 2012 - 6:39PM
Indonesia Islam leaders stir row over 'Buddhist' Chinese New Year

As Indonesia and other countries with Chinese diasporas welcome the Year of the Snake, some Islamic leaders have ignited a religious row by declaring the celebrations “haram” and off limits for Muslims.

As Indonesia and other countries with Chinese diasporas welcome the Year of the Snake, some Islamic leaders have ignited a religious row by declaring the celebrations “haram” and off limits for Muslims.

10 Feb 2013 - 12:24PM
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Indonesia's Mount Lokon spews ash clouds in new eruption

One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has erupted again, spewing clouds of ash, an official said on Monday.

One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has erupted again, spewing clouds of ash, an official said on Monday.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM
12 Nov 2012 - 4:19PM
Pro-Rohingya blast hits Buddhist temple in Jakarta

A bomb that exploded at a Buddhist temple in the Indonesian capital Jakarta bore the words “we are responding to the screams of the Rohingya”, the place of worship said on Monday.

A bomb that exploded at a Buddhist temple in the Indonesian capital Jakarta bore the words “we are responding to the screams of the Rohingya”, the place of worship said on Monday.

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