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Aromatic spice paste enlivens Balinese pork

Nov. 29, 2021 08:06 AM EST

Whether it’s an entire spit-roasted pig or the more accessible skillet-braised shoulder, pork frequently is the focus of feasts during religious festivals in Bali, a pocket of Hindu tradition in majority-Muslim Indonesia. One particularly delicious dish is babi guling,...

Concerns rise over Indonesia's sputtering virus vaccinations

Nov. 26, 2021 04:31 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has recovered significantly from a mid-year spike in coronavirus cases and deaths that was one of the worst in the region, but with its vaccination drive stalling due to logistical challenges and other issues, and with holidays approaching, experts and...

Top Indonesia court rules new job law unconstitutional

Nov. 25, 2021 10:48 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s top court ruled Thursday that the country’s widely criticized Job Creation Law is unconstitutional and ordered the government to amend it within two years. The law, passed last year, triggered days of protests in many cities...

Trial opens against accused elephant poachers in Indonesia

Nov. 22, 2021 07:41 AM EST

CALANG, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court on Monday began a trial against a group of men accused of poaching endangered Sumatran elephants and trading in illegal ivory, in a case that wildlife conservation officials have hailed as a milestone. The case includes nine...

Xi says China will not seek dominance over Southeast Asia

Nov. 22, 2021 07:01 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday said his country will not seek dominance over Southeast Asia or bully its smaller neighbors, amid ongoing friction over the South China Sea. Xi made the remarks during a virtual conference with the members of the...

Indonesia hosts World Superbike finale on brand-new circuit

Nov. 21, 2021 07:09 AM EST

MANDALIKA, Indonesia (AP) — The final Superbike World Championship round on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok drew tens of thousands of fans on Sunday, the biggest crowd for any event in the country since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as Toprak Razgatlioglu became the...

Hate speech in Myanmar continues to thrive on Facebook

Nov. 18, 2021 01:01 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Years after coming under scrutiny for contributing to ethnic and religious violence in Myanmar, Facebook still has problems detecting and moderating hate speech and misinformation on its platform in the Southeast Asian nation, internal documents viewed by The...

Hate speech in Myanmar continues to thrive on Facebook

Nov. 18, 2021 00:25 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Years after coming under scrutiny for contributing to ethnic and religious violence in Myanmar, Facebook still has problems detecting and moderating hate speech and misinformation on its platform in the Southeast Asian nation, internal documents viewed by The...

Indonesia baby elephant dies after losing half of her trunk

Nov. 16, 2021 05:32 AM EST

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — A baby elephant in Indonesia’s Sumatra island died Tuesday after losing half her trunk to a trap set by poachers who prey on the endangered species, officials said, despite efforts to amputate and treat her wounds. “We have tried our...

Baby elephant loses half its trunk to Indonesia poacher trap

Nov. 15, 2021 08:32 AM EST

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — A baby elephant in Indonesia's Sumatra island has had half of her trunk amputated after being caught in what authorities said Monday was a trap set by poachers who prey on the endangered species. The 1-year-old female is among the last of...