Indonesian officials have dropped a plan to require female students to pass virginity tests in order to graduate from high school and apologised after sparking a public outcry, human rights campaigners said.
A car and a packed church bus returning from an outing have collided and plunged into a river in Indonesia’s West Java province, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than a dozen others, police said.
Rescuers have recovered the bodies of two more asylum seekers who were aboard a boat that sank off Indonesia, bringing the death toll to 11, police have said.
A boat carrying would-be asylum seekers to Australia has sunk in Indonesian waters, killing at least three people including two children.
Indonesian investigators yesterday began working to determine what caused a new Lion Air passenger jet to miss a runway while landing on the resort island of Bali, crashing into the sea without causing any fatalities among the 108 on board.
A Lion Air jet carrying more than 100 passengers and crew crashed into the ocean while attempting to land today on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, injuring up to 45 people, officials said.
A Lion Air plane with more than 100 passengers skidded off the end of a runway into the sea on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, police said today.
Indonesian scientists are closely monitoring a smoking volcano popular with tourists on Java island and are urging everyone to stay off the mountain’s slope.
An eight-year-old girl has died of bird flu in Indonesia – the country’s eighth death from the disease this year.
A Russian-built airliner is feared to have crashed during a demonstration flight aimed at drumming up sales.
Indonesia has come up with a bizarre plan to stop commuters riding on the roofs of trains – hit them with brooms drenched in putrid gunge.
INDONESIA yesterday arrested 16 terror suspects who planned to carry out a mass cyanide poisoning against police, according to the national police spokesman.
A suicide bomber has blown himself up in an Indonesian mosque, wounding 26 people in militants’ first attack against a mosque in the predominantly Muslim country.
Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, once imprisoned for his links to the terror group behind the Bali bombings, was arrested today for alleged involvement with a new militant network.
Rescuers used heavy digging equipment to clear a muddy landslide that killed at least 15 people and left 57 buried on Indonesia' main island of Java.
Indonesian rescue workers pulled several bodies from the rubble of a giant landslide Friday, lifting the death toll from a powerful earthquake to 63. Dozens more people were still missing, feared dead.
The death toll rose to 57 today as Indonesian rescue workers pulled bodies from village homes buried in a landslide triggered by a powerful earthquake that severely damaged more than 10,000 buildings across West Java.
The death toll from the powerful earthquake which hit Indonesia rose today, with at least 15 people were confirmed to have been killed, with many more missing or injured.
A bus carrying junior high school students and their teachers plunged into a ravine on Indonesia's main island of Java today, leaving 14 dead and 48 in hospital - some in critical condition - police said.
A 20-year-old woman died of bird flu early today, bringing the number of people killed by the virus in hardest-hit Indonesia to 64, health and hospital officials said.
An Indonesian woman has died of suspected bird flu in a village that has been hard hit by the disease, a hospital official said today, as health workers investigated a new possible cluster of the H5N1 virus.
A powerful earthquake sent a two-metre high tsunami crashing into a beach resort on Indonesia's Java island today, killing at least six people and causing extensive damage to hotels, restaurants and homes, police and witnesses said.
HEALTH authorities in China and Indonesia each reported a woman killed by a deadly strain of bird flu, and the virus has spread to another new country, Azerbaijan.
Indonesia will vaccinate 24.3 million youngsters in a nationwide campaign to halt a polio epidemic that has infected 122 children across the archipelago, the country’s health minister said today.
Indonesia’s first polio outbreak in a decade widened today with two new cases reported, as the government kicked off a massive eradication campaign that aims to vaccinate 6.4 million children in one day.
Indonesia’s first outbreak of polio in a decade has infected at least four toddlers, the World Health Organisation said today.
Indonesian scientists today were closely monitoring three volcanoes that have rumbled into life – activity they link to last December’s monster earthquake off the coast of Sumatra Island and the countless other powerful tremors that followed.
Rescuers continued digging today through mountains of debris after a rubbish tip collapsed, killing 33 people in central Indonesia, with least 70 others were still missing and feared dead.
Thirteen people were killed and dozens were missing today after mountains of rubbish collapsed onto a neighbourhood near the West Java town of Bandung, officials said.
The known death toll from Asia’s earthquake and tsunami catastrophe passed 124,000 today as a deluge from the skies added to the misery in many of the affected nations.
Police have arrested the wife of one of Southeast Asia’s most wanted terror suspects and plan to charge her in connection with last year’s suicide bombing at the Marriott hotel in the Indonesian capital, police said today.
A bomb attack near the Australian Embassy in Indonesia today in which at least seven people were killed may have been the work of a British-trained engineer who has eluded capture for nearly three years, Malaysian security officials said.
Indonesia today confirmed an outbreak of bird flu among millions of chickens, but said the disease had not spread to humans.
RIDUAN Isamuddin, also known as Hambali, is a 38-year-old Islamic scholar who was born in Indonesia's West Java province.
THE man accused of being al-Qaida’s operations chief in South-east Asia was planning an attack on a summit in October attended by US President Bush when he was arrested, officials said yesterday.
The man accused of being al-Qaida’s operations chief in South-east Asia was planning an attack on a summit in October attended by US President Bush when he was arrested, officials said today.
The Islamic militant accused of planning last year’s Bali bombings targeted the tourist island as part of a “programme of jihad” against the United States for its invasion of Afghanistan, a key witness said today.
Hundreds of Indonesian villagers have fled their homes after a huge explosion at a gas and oil exploration well in the Cepu district on the main island of Java.
Floods and landslides have killed at least 45 people in Indonesia.
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