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Police: Indonesian couple carried out Philippine bombing

Jul. 23, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police said Tuesday they believe an Indonesian husband and wife carried out the suicide bombing of a cathedral in the southern Philippines in January that killed more than 20 people. Indonesia's National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo told a news conference that an Islamic...

Police: 2 Australian men arrested with cocaine at Bali club

Jul. 23, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Two Australian men have been arrested with cocaine on Bali and could face long prison terms if convicted, Indonesian police said Tuesday. William Cabantog and David van Iersel were paraded at a police news conference in handcuffs and leg shackles. A police statement said they...

6 minutes: Man haunted by family's final moments on 737 Max

Jul. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

When Paul Njoroge gets on an airplane, he becomes fixated on the first few minutes after takeoff. "I have to look at my watch and see when I reach the 6-minute mark," Njoroge says. That is the length of time that a Boeing 737 Max carrying his wife, three young children and mother-in-law was airborne before...

Quake damages buildings on Bali, other Indonesian islands

Jul. 16, 2019 4:23 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An earthquake shook Bali and other Indonesian islands Tuesday, causing panic and damaging homes and injuring one person. It was the second strong earthquake in Indonesia since Sunday, when a quake in North Maluku province killed four people and damaged nearly 1,000 houses. About...

2 people dead, dozens of homes damaged in Indonesian quake

Jul. 15, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake in eastern Indonesia killed two people and damaged at least dozens of homes, a disaster official said Monday, as the government declared a seven-day emergency response period. The magnitude 7.3 quake on Sunday was centered 166 kilometers (103 miles) southeast...

At least 1 dead after strong quake in eastern Indonesia

Jul. 15, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Sunday, damaging homes and killing at least one person, officials said. Some people sent the night outdoors as numerous aftershocks rocked the Maluku island chain where the quake was most strongly felt. The U.S. Geological...

Shallow magnitude 7.3 quake rocks Indonesia's Maluku province, causing panic in several cities and villages

Jul. 14, 2019 6:39 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Shallow magnitude 7.3 quake rocks Indonesia's Maluku province, causing panic in several cities and villages.

Indonesia leader meets defeated rival after divisive poll

Jul. 13, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president and his defeated election rival met Saturday for the first time since the divisive April poll and rode together on a recently opened subway in the capital, signaling a calming of political tensions in the world's third-largest democracy. In a choreographed...

Indonesia frees Canadian convicted in child sex case

Jul. 12, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has freed a Canadian teacher who maintains he was wrongfully convicted in 2015 of sexually abusing children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta. Neil Bantleman, teaching assistant Ferdinant Tjiong and five other employees at the school were convicted...

Indonesian who recorded her harasser gets reprieve from jail

Jul. 12, 2019 5:37 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A woman facing six months in prison in Indonesia for recording her boss's sexual harassment is expected to receive a presidential amnesty after an outcry over the sentence. Attorney-General Muhammad Prasetyo said Friday he suspended enforcement of the prison term and a 500 million...