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5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Shocks Lombok for the Third Time

The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as an official said the death toll from an earlier quake had...

Lombok Earthquake: Death Toll Now at 131, More Than 156,000 Left Homeless

Hopes of finding survivors faded in quake-devastated Lombok island in Indonesia on Wednesday as a humanitarian crisis for 156,000 left homeless looms with a shortage of...

83-year-old Indonesian Shaman Kept 12-year-old Girl as Sex Slave for Years

A traditional healer in Indonesia is accused of imprisoning a 12-year-old girl and tricking her into having sex with him for 15 years, according to local authorities who...

6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Lombok and Bali, Latest Death Toll at 91

A powerful earthquake rocked Lombok and Bali on Sunday, causing death and destruction as homes were flattened and at least 91 people were killed. The huge 6.9-magnitude...

37 Suspected Terrorists Arrested in West Java Ahead of Asian Games

The West Java Police have arrested at least 37 suspected terrorists ahead of the 2018 Asian Games, in which several events will be held in the province. West Java Police...

Singaporean scam

Singaporean Detained Over Scamming Indonesians

Indonesian police have arrested a man claiming to be an oil tycoon from Singapore who is suspected of hypnotising people while robbing them. “The suspect is being...

British Tourist Slaps Immigration Officer Over Visa Fine

A British tourist who lashed out at an immigration officer has been detained in Indonesia and is facing criminal charges, according to the Directorate General of...

Several Toll Gates to be Closed During Asian Games

Jakarta traffic authorities have decided that seven toll gates will be closed during the 2018 Asian Games. The decision was made after assessing a traffic simulation...

LRT

Jakarta LRT to Begin Operations by August 10

Jakarta’s light rapid transit (LRT), which connects Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta to the Jakarta International Velodrome in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, will begin...

Former President SBY Endorses Prabowo for Presidency

Setting the stage for a re-run of Indonesia’s 2014 election, former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Monday he would support an opposition leader to...

13 Suspects Arrested in Riau and Banten for Alleged Terrorist Affiliation

The National Police’s counterterrorism unit, Detachment 88, arrested 13 people in Riau and Banten on Friday (27/07). One of the detained works at state utility...

Rescue Operations for Hikers Trapped in Mt. Rinjani after Earthquake Underway

Efforts were underway on Monday to rescue more than 500 hikers stranded on Mount Rinjani on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a day after a powerful 6.4 magnitude...

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Lombok, at least 10 Dead

At least 10 people were killed and dozens injured after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Lombok island. Sunday morning’s tremor was followed by...

West Java Police Bust Human Trafficking Ring

West Java Police have arrested three people suspected to be behind the trafficking of 18 Indonesian women sent to China under marriage schemes. A woman and a man have...