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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...

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 took dog into mosque faces blasphemy case

Jul. 3, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman who doctors say should receive psychiatric treatment has been named a suspect in a blasphemy case after taking a dog into a mosque, sparking calls for the frequently abused law to be repealed. A video circulating online in Muslim-majority Indonesia shows the...

Indonesia arrests suspected leader of Jemaah Islamiyah

Jul. 1, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have arrested a man believed to be the leader of the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah network who has eluded capture since 2003, authorities said Monday. National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said Para Wijayanto was arrested Saturday by counterterrorism police...

Widodo seals 2nd term as Indonesia leader after court battle

Jun. 27, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court Thursday rejected a losing presidential candidate's allegations of massive and systematic election fraud, sealing a second term for Joko Widodo, who in fending off the rising power of Islamists has drifted toward authoritarian tactics. The Constitutional...

Amnesty wants impartial probe of Indonesia police violence

Jun. 26, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Amnesty International is calling for an independent investigation into allegations of police brutality and unlawful killings during post-election riots in the Indonesian capital last month. The rights organization said Wednesday in a publicly released letter to President Joko...

Police arrest Indonesia business owner after deadly fire

Jun. 23, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have arrested the owner and two managers of an unregulated factory in North Sumatra that was engulfed by a fire that killed 30 people, a spokesman said Sunday. The three suspects could each face five years in prison if found guilty of negligence leading to...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Jun. 21, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

Indian Muslim students practice yoga at a school in Ahmadabad ahead of International Yoga Day. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his host, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, attend a mass gymnastics performance in Pyongyang. Hong Kong residents turned up for a...

Overloaded boat capsizes in Indonesia, at least 17 dead

Jun. 18, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An overloaded boat carrying people home to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families capsized off Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 17 and leaving four others missing, police said Tuesday. The Arim Jaya was traveling from Ra'as village on Madura island to...