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This undated photo released on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, by Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (BAKAMLA) shows a Chinese Cost Guard ship sails in North Natuna Sea. An Indonesian patrol ship confronted the Chinese vessel that spent almost three days in waters where Indonesia claims economic rights and that are near the southernmost part of China's disputed South China Sea claims. (Indonesian Maritime Security Agency via AP)

Indonesian patrol confronts Chinese ship in economic zone

Sep. 15, 2020 5:12 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian patrol ship confronted a Chinese coast guard vessel that spent almost three days in waters where Indonesia claims economic rights and are near the southernmost part of China's disputed South China Sea claims. The Indonesian Maritime Security Agency said it detected...

Freshmen Lauren Tamborini and Bailey Donahue move out of Sellery Residence Hall Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. The students plan on attending class online. Citing rapidly rising COVID-19 cases including two straight days in which one in five student tests came back positive, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank locked down the state's largest university campus for two weeks. (Mark Hoffmann/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Wisconsin university eliminates spring break

Sep. 14, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison decided Monday to eliminate spring break next semester in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The university’s Faculty Senate voted 140-7 to erase the nine-day break from the 2021 spring calendar. Officials said the move is designed...

People, wearing a face mask as a precaution against the new coronavirus outbreak, walk on a pedestrian crossing at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Indonesia's capital on Monday begins to reimpose large-scale social restrictions to control a rapid expansion in the virus cases. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Indonesia's capital under virus order, hospitals nearly full

Sep. 14, 2020 1:08 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Main streets were less crowded as Indonesia’s capital began two weeks of social restrictions Monday to curb a rise of coronavirus infections that has pushed its critical-care hospital capacity to unsafe levels. Police at checkpoints imposed sanctions on bikers that did not...

A rickshaw puller wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus pedals through a street in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Asia Today: India adds another 89K cases, to reopen schools

Sep. 9, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India added another 89,706 coronavirus cases to the second-highest tally in the world, and the government said schools would reopen later this month for senior students after being closed for more than five months. India’s famed white marble Taj Mahal in the northern city of Agra...

Associated Press journalist Ali Kotarumalos sits for a portrait in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2018. Kotarumalos, who worked as a newsperson at the Jakarta bureau of the Associated Press for more than three decades, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 after battling can cer. He was 68.  (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Former AP newsperson Ali Kotarumalos dies in Indonesia

Sep. 9, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Ali Kotarumalos, a journalist who reported on major news events in Indonesia for The Associated Press for more than three decades, has died. He was 68. He died Wednesday at a Jakarta hospital from lung cancer, which he had battled for three years. Kotarumalos joined AP's Jakarta...

A medics inspects makeshift isolation rooms at Patriot Candrabhaga stadium prepared to become a quarantine facility for people showing symptoms of the COVID-19 amid the new coronavirus outbreak in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. While Indonesia has recorded more deaths from the coronavirus than any other Southeast Asian country, it also has seen by far the most fatalities among medical workers in the region, leading to concerns about the long-term impact on the nation's fragile healthcare system. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

As Indonesia cases soar, medical workers bear the burden

Sep. 9, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — While Indonesia has recorded more deaths from the coronavirus than any other Southeast Asian country, it also has seen by far the most fatalities among medical workers in the region, leading to concerns about the long-term impact on the nation's fragile healthcare system. The...

Jakarta Police spokesperson Yusri Yunus, left, talks to men arrested in a raid of a gay party, during a news conference at Jakarta police headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept 2, 2020. Indonesia Police detained dozens of men from the raid at a hotel in Indonesia's capital. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Indonesia police detain dozens in raid on Jakarta gay party

Sep. 2, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police detained dozens of men in a raid on a gay party at a hotel in Jakarta, an official said Wednesday. Jakarta police spokesperson Yusri Yunus said nine people suspected of organizing Saturday's party were arrested and 47 others who participated were released. The...

Traditional dancers wear costumes as they prepare their performance in a parade in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali will reopen for domestic tourists on Friday after months of virus lockdown. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

The Latest: Bali welcoming visitors after 4-month lockdown

Jul. 30, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia — Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has reopened to domestic tourists after an almost four-month lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic. Bali’s governor has been impatient to revive the economy and began easing restrictions on public activities three weeks ago. Under the...

People sit spaced apart as they wait for a coronavirus test required to board long-distance trains the at Senen Train Station in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 27, 2020. Indonesia announced Monday that its confirmed number of coronavirus cases has surpassed 100,000, the most in Southeast Asia, as an official said the government still doesn't know when the outbreak will peak. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 in Indonesia

Jul. 27, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia announced Monday that its confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 100,000, the highest amount in Southeast Asia. Cases continue to rise across the world’s fourth-most populous nation as testing remains sharply limited and businesses continue to reopen. The...

French police stand next a storm drain where the body of Laure Bardina-Kruger was found, in Peyriac de Mer, southern France, Friday, July 24, 2020. A French-American man from Brooklyn was in custody Sunday after he told police that he twice stabbed his wife whose body was found in a storm drain, a local newspaper reported. La Dépêche du Midi named the man as Billy Kruger and said he was detained Friday as he was preparing to fly from Toulouse. (AP Photo/Christophe Barreau)

American charged with aggravated murder of wife in France

Jul. 27, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

LE PECQ, France (AP) — A Brooklyn man who told French police investigators that he killed his wife by stabbing her twice during an argument has been charged with her murder, a prosecutor said Monday. The French-American, identified in French media reports as Billy Kruger, told investigators that he acted...