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54 rescued in waters off Indonesiaupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 21:48:00

The number of people rescued in the waters off Indonesia after a boat reportedly had engine trouble has risen to 54, Australian officials said Friday.

6 rescued in waters off Indonesiaupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 21:25:00

Six people were rescued in the waters off Indonesia early Thursday as authorities search for survivors of a boat that reportedly had engine trouble a day earlier, Australian officials said.

Indonesia earthquake leaves 6 dead, officials say updated: Mon Aug 20 2012 06:05:00

Food and water were being dropped by helicopters on Monday to residents in rural Indonesia cut off after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck, triggering landslides, according to the National Disaster Management Agency.

Indonesia earthquake leaves 4 dead, officials say updated: Sun Aug 19 2012 05:20:00

An earthquake that struck rural Indonesia left at least four people dead, authorities said Sunday.

Earthquake rattles Indonesiaupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 06:53:00

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck a rural area in Indonesia Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Indonesia welcomes rare baby rhinoupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 03:46:00

Indonesia celebrated a unique birth this weekend in the form of a baby Sumatran rhino -- only the fifth known to have been born in captivity ever.

Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australiaupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 21:33:00

A ship carrying about 200 people capsized in the waters between Australia and Indonesia, rescue officials in both countries said Thursday.

9 dead in Indonesian military jet crashupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 20:47:00

An Indonesian air force jet crashed into a residential area of Jakarta on Thursday, killing at least nine people, officials and local media said.

Grim search under way in Indonesiaupdated: Wed May 16 2012 09:45:00

Families and officials react to the discovery of Sukhoi plane wreckage. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

Wreckage found from Russian plane missing in Indonesiaupdated: Wed May 09 2012 23:04:00

The wreckage of a Russian passenger airliner that went missing during a demonstration flight over Indonesia has been found in a mountainous area, a local official said Thursday.

5 die after earthquake near Indonesia updated: Thu Apr 12 2012 04:59:00

Five people died after two major earthquakes struck near Indonesia, authorities said Thursday.

Preparing search and rescue post-quakeupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 04:59:00

Phillip Charlesworth of IFRC Indonesia Country Office discusses search and rescue efforts following the massive quake.

Water recedes from Thailand beachupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 14:45:00

Water recedes slightly from a beach in Phuket, Thailand, after a earthquake off Indonesia triggered a tsunami alert.

Thousands protest fuel price hike in Indonesiaupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 01:07:00

Thousands of protesters marched along Jakarta's main thoroughfare to the presidential palace Wednesday, opposing government plans to increase subsidized fuel prices by 33%.

Nissan expands in Indonesiaupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 05:58:00

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn talks about doubling operations in Indonesia.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia, hurling ash cloud into the skyupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 21:33:00

A restless volcano in northern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing clouds of ash as high as 2 kilometers into the sky, the country's National Disaster Management Agency said.

Where in the world ... ?updated: Mon Feb 06 2012 16:01:00

[Updated 4 p.m. Monday, February 6] This overcrowded train is in Jakarta, Indonesia, where it is common to see people riding on the roofs of cars in the state-run rail system.

Indonesian farmers: Crisis as usualupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 12:16:00

Ask a small farmer in Indonesia about the impact of the global financial crisis on his daily life and he will answer, "Crisis? What crisis?" As farmers, we know what a big crisis is. In 1997, we saw the collapse of the whole economy, driving thousands of unemployed construction and industry workers back to the villages, where their families already had difficulties making ends meet.

Concrete balls thwart 'train surfing'updated: Wed Jan 18 2012 11:46:00

A spokesman for the state-owned railway company PT Kereta Api defends the use of concrete balls to stop 'train surfing'.

Concrete balls thwart roof-riding commutersupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 11:46:00

Indonesia has long fought a losing battle against commuters who stubbornly ride on train roofs to beat the rush hour. But railway officials say they have found the perfect deterrent, concrete balls, suspended on chains from a steel frame, just 25 cm or 10 inches, above any passing train.

Quake rattles western Indonesia updated: Wed Jan 11 2012 07:19:00

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck early Wednesday off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but witnesses reported only minor shaking on land.

Indonesia boy found guilty, freed amid sandals furorupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 05:20:00

A local court has set free a teenage boy after finding him guilty of stealing a policeman's sandals in a case that caused furor among Indonesians frustrated with perceived injustices against the poor and defenseless.

Indonesia's flip-flop protestupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 05:20:00

Indonesians dump thousands of flip-flops at police stations to protest the alleged brutality of a 15-year-old boy.

Indonesia arrests 4 over people-smugglingupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 09:54:00

Four people have been detained for smuggling people on an Australia-bound vessel that sank last weekend off East Java, Indonesian police said on Friday.

13 survivors from boat that sank off Indonesia found adrift at seaupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 06:39:00

Thirteen people left adrift off the coast of Indonesia after their boat sank have been rescued by a passing coal freighter, the head of the local search and rescue agency said Tuesday.

2 dead, more than 100 missing after boat sinks off Indonesian coastupdated: Sat Dec 17 2011 21:31:00

At least two people are dead and more than 100 missing after a wooden boat carrying migrants to the Australian territory of Christmas Island sunk off the coast of Indonesia, a rescue official said early Sunday.

Indonesia releases Australian teen convicted of drug possession updated: Sun Dec 04 2011 03:58:00

Indonesia on Sunday released an Australian teen convicted of marijuana possession on the resort island of Bali after the boy spent two months in detention, a local prosecutor said.

Teen accused of pot possession in Indonesia sentenced to 2 months updated: Fri Nov 25 2011 09:00:00

An Australian teen was sentenced to two months in prison in Indonesia for marijuana use in a case that has drawn international attention.

2 killed in football stampede in Indonesiaupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 05:29:00

Two people were killed Monday in a stampede while Indonesia and Malaysia played their final football match at the Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta, police said.

Indonesian boom highlights infrastructure crisisupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 19:30:00

Rows of cargo containers clutter the tarmac outside an overflowing warehouse at Jakarta's airport where there are not enough landing slots for all the planes. The chaotic scene offers the most graphic illustration of how strong economic expansion is straining Indonesia's worn out infrastructure just as it emerges, once again, as a regional power.

Boat filled with asylum seekers capsizesupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 08:44:00

A crowded boat carrying asylum seekers capsized off the coast of the island of Java in Indonesia on Tuesday, leaving six people dead, officials said.

Australian teen could face jail in Indonesia for drug chargesupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 05:01:00

A 14-year-old Australian boy accused of marijuana possession could face jail time on the resort island of Bali.

Hundreds arrested at Indonesia protestupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 05:04:00

Indonesian security forces arrested about 300 protesters who gathered Wednesday in the eastern province of West Papua to declare independence.

Earthquake rattles Indonesia; dozens injuredupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 08:40:00

An earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Bali early Thursday, rattling buildings and sending dozens to hospitals with minor injuries.

Australian teen accused of pot possession in Indonesiaupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 10:43:00

An attorney for a 14-year-old Australian, accused of marijuana possession in Indonesia, is hoping to avoid a prison sentence for his client and have the boy released to undergo drug rehabilitation.

All 18 dead in Indonesian plane crashupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 03:56:00

Authorities have found all 18 bodies of passengers and crew aboard a plane that crashed in western Indonesia, a search official said Saturday.

Rescue teams trying to reach plane crash in Indonesian mountainsupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 05:50:00

Search and rescue teams on Friday were trying to reach an airplane that crashed with 18 people aboard in the mountains of western Indonesia, an air transportation official said.

8 killed in Indonesia ferry stampedeupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 08:52:00

At least eight people were killed when an explosion triggered a stampede on a docked ferry in central Indonesia Wednesday, authorities said.

Suicide bomber detonates explosives outside church in Indonesiaupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 09:44:00

A suicide bomber detonated explosives outside a church in central Java, Indonesia, on Sunday morning, wounding about 20 people.

Beset by haze from hundreds of fires, Indonesia tries to trigger rainupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 21:08:00

Indonesia began cloud-seeding operations over the island of Sumatra on Monday in an attempt to trigger rain to put out fires creating thick blankets of haze over parts of Sumatra and neighboring Singapore and Malaysia.

Strong earthquake rattles Indonesiaupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 07:54:00

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Sumatra island early Tuesday morning, damaging buildings and killing two people, officials said.

9 dead in Indonesia helicopter crashupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 05:18:00

Nine people were killed and one injured in a helicopter crash Wednesday in Indonesia, one of the mining companies that chartered the plane has confirmed.

Indonesia under fire for light sentences in Islamic sect attackupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 07:23:00

An Indonesian court Thursday convicted 12 Indonesians to sentences of six months or less for their roles in a mob attack that killed three followers of a minority Muslim sect.

Indonesia volcano erupts again creating more evacueesupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 07:02:00

The number of evacuated residents climbed to more than 5,200 Sunday as a volcano in a central Indonesian province erupted again.

More than 4,000 evacuated after Indonesia volcano eruptionupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 01:24:00

More than 4,000 residents have been evacuated from a central Indonesian province after a volcano erupted, sending smoke high into the sky.

After beheading, Indonesia stops sending workers to Saudi Arabiaupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 20:53:00

Indonesia will impose a moratorium on sending workers to Saudi Arabia, effective August 1, the country said late Wednesday. The move comes after the Gulf kingdom beheaded an Indonesian worker without first informing the Indonesian government.

Indonesia's example to Middle Eastupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 00:52:00

Indonesia's president tells CNN that its own young democracy can be a model for Middle East countries to follow.

Australians urge end to Indonesia cattle export amid report of abuseupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 21:54:00

Australians are demanding a ban on cattle exports to Indonesia after an investigation revealed brutal treatment that included animals getting flogged, kicked and bleeding to death in some cases.

Protesters demand better working conditions in Indonesiaupdated: Sun May 01 2011 05:26:00

Workers clogged the streets of the Indonesian capital on Sunday, chanting, "wages, land and jobs," and demanding the resignations of the nation's president and the vice president.

Indonesian police foil plan to detonate bombs over Easterupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 05:31:00

Indonesia is on high alert after police foiled terror plans to detonate bombs Friday near a church in a Jakarta suburb.

Indonesia on 'highest alert' through Easterupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 08:54:00

Indonesia is on high alert for the holiest period on the Christian calendar after police found a bomb near a church in a Jakarta suburb.

Report: Indonesia needs to address new terror trendupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 03:10:00

A recent suicide bombing at a police station mosque in Indonesia is an example of a new shift in terror attacks there and this new style of attackers could become very dangerous if the country does not address the trend, the International Crisis Group says.

Bomber attacks mosque in Indonesian police stationupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 08:40:00

A suicide bomber attack at a mosque in Indonesia killed one person and injured several others during Friday prayers, police said.

6.7-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesiaupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 13:34:00

A magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia early Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Australia warns citizens about terror threats in Indonesiaupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 09:34:00

Australian authorities issued a warning Friday to its citizens who may be traveling to Indonesia that the recent arrest of a terror suspect could lead to terror attacks there.

Indonesian volcano prompts evacuationsupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 10:06:00

Up to 1,200 people have fled an active volcano in northern Indonesia, disaster officials said Monday.

Delivering babies after a tsunamiupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 13:16:00

The massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday spared the island of Indonesia, a nearby developing country that was devastated in 2004 by one of the deadliest tsunamis in history.

Indonesia, not Iran, holds lessons for Egyptupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 13:13:00

Since Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resigned in the face of widespread demonstrations, attention has shifted to what comes next.

Indonesian cleric indicted on terror chargesupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 14:04:00

A radical Indonesian cleric was indicted Monday on seven terrorism charges in the South Jakarta District Court.

Indonesia's minority religions targetedupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 13:30:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout looks at the rise of violent attacks on Indonesia's minority religious groups.

Churches destroyed after blasphemy sentence handed downupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 13:30:00

Three Christian churches in Indonesia were destroyed by an angry mob during clashes with police Tuesday that erupted after a local court handed down a verdict against a Christian man accused of blasphemy against Islam, authorities said.

Indonesian cleric's terror trial adjournedupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 03:17:00

Indonesia's latest attempt to charge a fiery Islamic cleric on terrorism charges was swiftly adjourned moments after it started in a south Jakarta court Thursday.

Indonesia tax official sentenced to seven years for corruptionupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 08:08:00

An Indonesian court on Wednesday handed a seven-year sentence to a former tax official for corruption in a case that exposed rampant government graft.

Moderate earthquake strikes region destroyed by 2004 tsunamiupdated: Sun Dec 19 2010 15:34:00

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook parts of Indonesia Sunday morning, including areas decimated by an earthquake and tsunami in 2004.

Deforestation a problem in Indonesiaupdated: Sat Nov 27 2010 01:17:00

Indonesia has one of the fastest rates of deforestation in the world. CNN looks at the issues as a result of this.

Indonesia aims to halt deforestationupdated: Sat Nov 27 2010 01:17:00

Rainforest covers 60 percent of Indonesia, yet this developing country is among the world's highest carbon emitters.

Kopi Luwak: Indonesia's rich cup or 'crappuccino'?updated: Fri Nov 26 2010 06:40:00

If you are a coffee lover you might be tempted to pay for a cup of the most expensive coffee in the world. Indonesia's velvety tasting brew, Kopi Luwak, gives new meaning to rich coffee. It can cost up to $50 per cup.

Indonesia's $50 cup of coffeeupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 06:40:00

The world's most expensive coffee is thriving in Indonesia. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Sandiaga Uno: Indonesia's inspirational entrepreneurupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 03:59:00

Sandiaga Uno is without doubt one of Indonesia's richest men.

Indonesia's rising star of businessupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 03:59:00

Saratoga Capital's Sandiaga Uno is one of Indonesia's richest men.

Young and rich in Indonesiaupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 22:08:00

CNN's Sara Sidner explains why Indonesia believes its riches lie in its youthful population.

Young and rich in Indonesiaupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 22:08:00

Ligwina Hananto wakes up at 5am for morning prayers with her family, gets the kids off to school, and then charges off to work on the several other jobs she is actually paid to do.

Indonesia: Twitter nationupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 07:11:00

For vacationers, Indonesia can conjure images of sandy beaches, palm trees, and smiling inhabitants.

Social networking in Indonesiaupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 07:11:00

CNN's Sara Sidner explains why Indonesia is taking on serious issues with social networking.

Death toll climbs from Indonesian volcano erruptionsupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 06:20:00

The death toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano climbed to 304 Sunday after searchers found bodies buried in the ashes on its slopes, the country's disaster coordination board said.

Indonesia urges Saudi justice in maid's abuse caseupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 01:26:00

Indonesia has urged Saudi Arabia to take legal action against a Saudi employer accused of grossly abusing an Indonesian maid, Indonesian government officials said Thursday.

Survivor tells of Merapi terrorupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 06:08:00

A survivor describes horror following the violent and deadly eruption of Indonesia's Mt. Merapi.

Volcano's toll rises to 273 dead in Indonesiaupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 06:08:00

The death toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano has climbed to 273, government officials said Wednesday.

Indonesia volcano toll rises to 242updated: Tue Nov 16 2010 09:59:00

The death toll from last month's eruption of Mount Merapi rose to 242 on Sunday, Indonesia's government reported, with most of the victims killed by severe burns.

Volcano death toll rises to 259 in Indonesiaupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 04:55:00

The death toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano climbed to 259 on Monday, government officials said.

Search ends for bodies in the tsunami-struck part of Indonesiaupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 21:34:00

Rescuers in the Indonesian islands of Mentawai have stopped the search for dead bodies as the number of people killed by last month's quake and tsunami rose to 461, Indonesia's official news agency reported on Saturday, quoting local officials.

A look at the world's erupting volcanoesupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 10:21:00

CNN's Guillermo Arduino explains why some volcanoes are deadlier than others.

Death toll rises to 240 from Indonesia volcanoupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 10:21:00

An Indonesian volcano has killed 240 people since it started erupting in October, officials said Saturday, a day after it spewed more hot ash and sent residents fleeing.

Indonesian volcano's death toll rises to 191updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 06:34:00

The toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano has climbed to 191 dead and 145 seriously injured, government officials said Wednesday.

Obama touts importance of Indonesiaupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 05:25:00

President Obama explains to reporters why Indonesia is important to him.

Volcano ash forces flight cancellations in Indonesiaupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 01:37:00

Volcanic ash spewing from Indonesia's Mount Merapi has forced some airlines to cancel flights out of Jakarta's international airport, airport officials said Wednesday.

Indonesian volcano spews more scorching ash; death toll reaches 156updated: Sun Nov 07 2010 14:53:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano continued to rumble and emit bursts of blisteringly hot gas and dust Sunday, as the death toll from recent eruptions pushed higher.

Death toll rises in Indonesia as volcano continues to rumbleupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 10:44:00

Deaths in Indonesia mounted on Saturday from the volcanic eruption spewing scorching ash and gas, and the country's leader is stationed near the scene to coordinate relief efforts.

Indonesia volcano erupts for about 7 minutesupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:25:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted again Wednesday morning, loudly sending an ash cloud into the air, a government volcanologist said.

Indonesia hit by earthquake and more volcanic ashupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:16:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted several times Wednesday, while an earthquake struck off of the coast of Papua, far to the east of the volcano.

Indonesia volcano erupts againupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 09:52:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi started spewing hot ash clouds Monday morning, sending a 1.5-kilometer plume toward the south.

Survivors struggle in tsunami's wakeupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 22:41:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on the struggle for survival in the aftermath of a tsunami that hit Indonesia.

Need, death toll mount in Indonesiaupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 08:42:00

The death toll has gone up to 449 after a massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's coast, triggering a tsunami and leaving hundreds injured, authorities said Sunday.

New volcanic eruption sends Indonesians fleeingupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 21:42:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted again Saturday, spewing hot ash clouds for more than 20 minutes followed by lava and sending nearly residents fleeing in panic for the second time in a week.

Rescue crews find 135 missing people after Indonesia quakeupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 05:31:00

Rescue crews have found 135 missing people after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's coast, triggering a tsunami and leaving hundreds dead, authorities said Saturday.

Government considers relocations after Indonesian tsunamiupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 00:25:00

The toll climbed to 413 dead and 298 missing four days after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off Indonesia's coast, triggering a tsunami, officials said Friday.

Aid trickles in to Indonesian villages as volcano simmersupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:18:00

Help trickled in Thursday to remote islands where whole villages were flattened by a earthquake and tsunami in western Indonesia.

Aid staggers into Indonesiaupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:18:00

Rescue and aid teams struggle to reach survivors on remote Indonesian islands. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Deadly eruptions in Indonesiaupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:14:00

CNN's Kathy Quiano describes how the eruptions at Mount Merapi are affecting Indonesia.

Death toll climbs to 32 in Indonesia volcano eruptionupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:14:00

The death toll from an Indonesian volcano that exploded this week has climbed to 32, medical officials said Thursday.

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