Category: News

Principal of School that Paraded Children Wearing ISIS Uniform Removed

A controversial Independence Day parade at an Indonesian Military (TNI) kindergarten in Probolinggo, East Java, has resulted in its principal being removed and...

Indonesian Parents Name their Newborn Baby “Asian Games”

An Indonesian baby girl born on the opening day of the Asian Games will never forget this day in her country’s history. Her parents have named her “Asian...

Members of Japanese Basketball Team Sent Home From Asian Games for Soliciting Sex

The Japanese Olympic Committee has penalised four players on the men’s basketball team at the Asian Games for buying sex in Jakarta, a senior official said Monday....

Two Powerful and Shallow Earthquakes Hit Lombok Within Twelve Hours

Multiple earthquakes – including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor – have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least five...

Another Earthquake Hits Lombok

The island of Lombok has been jolted by a strong earthquake just two weeks after another quake killed 460 people. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries....

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6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Raba, No Casualties

A relatively deep offshore earthquake struck the Indonesian archipelago late on Friday, August 17, according to data from the US Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological...

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Lombok Earthquake Death Toll Now at 460

The death toll from an earthquake on the island of Lombok has surged to 460, said a national disaster management agency official on Thursday, August 16. A total of 7,773...

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Number of Accidents Decreases After Odd-Even Policy

Traffic accidents in Jakarta have dropped 11 percent since the extended odd-even traffic policy was implemented on Aug. 1, according to the Jakarta Police. “After...

Woman Facing Two Years in Prison for Complaining About Volume of Mosque Speakers

Indonesian prosecutors have demanded an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque’s...

100,000 Police and Soldiers to Provide Security for the 2018 Asian Games

Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the 2018 Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack-prone capital Jakarta,...

President Joko Widodo Chooses Muslim Cleric Ma’ruf Amin as Running Mate

Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s choice of a conservative Muslim cleric as his running mate took many by surprise, but it underscored his determination to...

Plane Crash

Plane Crash Kills Eight, 12-Year-Old Boy Sole Survivor

A 12-year-old boy has been found alive in the wreckage of a plane crash which killed eight people in Indonesia. He was found with the wreckage on a mountainside near the...

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Lombok Earthquake Lifted the Island by 25 Centimetres, Scientists Say

Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people has lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimetres. Using satellite images...

Man Gets Cheated on During 10-year Anniversary Trip to Bali, Turns to Reddit for Help

A husband has turned to the internet for advice after he caught his wife of 10 years cheating during a trip to Bali to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The...