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Quake kills 15 in Indonesia, toll may soar

An earthquake killed at least 15 people and forced thousands to evacuate on Indonesia's main island, the country's disaster management agency said.

Indonesia militants plotted Obama attack, says expert

A probe into the Jakarta hotel bombings shows that militants also planned to use snipers for an attack on Barack Obama, an intelligence expert said.

Indonesia says top militant has been killed

Indonesian police have shot dead a man suspected to be leading Islamic militant Noordin Mohammad Top during raids in Central Java.

Indonesia’s disgruntled Megawati files election lawsuit

Indonesian opposition leader Megawati Sukarnoputri filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's presidential election victory.

Jakarta hotel bombs kill nine, wound 42

Near-simultaneous bomb blasts ripped through the JW Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta on Friday, killing nine people.

Torch arrives in Indonesia on grim relay

Indonesian police dispersed about 100 anti-China protesters and detained a foreign activist on Tuesday as the Olympic torch was to make another restricted relay in Jakarta, the latest stop on its fraught journey around the world. The protesters dispersed after a 30-minute stand-off with police.

Indonesia’s Suharto slips into coma

Former Indonesian president Suharto, who has been in hospital in a critical condition for more than three weeks, has lapsed into a coma for the first time, one of his doctors said on Sunday. Suharto (86) was rushed to hospital on January 4 suffering from various heart, lung and kidney problems.

Doctor gives Suharto ’50-50 chance’

Indonesia's former president Suharto, who ruled the country for more than three decades, is in a ''very critical condition'' after almost all his organ functions failed, his doctor told a news conference on Sunday. Mardjo Soebiandono, chief of the medical team treating the 86-year-old at a Jakarta hospital, said there was only a 50-50 chance that he could survive.

About 60 feared dead after Indonesian floods

Rescue teams struggled on Tuesday to reach parts of Indonesia's Sulawesi island where about 60 people were feared dead and 8 000 displaced by landslides and floods caused by days of torrential rains. Days of heavy downpour have caused landslides and floods up to three metres high.

Hundreds missing after ferry sinks off Indonesia

More than 500 people were still missing in stormy seas off Indonesia's Java island on Saturday, almost a day after a ferry from Borneo capsized, officials said. The sinking was the second Indonesian ferry disaster in as many days after a vessel overturned on Thursday in rough seas off Sumatra

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