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Indonesia's Parliament votes to ban sex outside of marriage

Dec. 06, 2022 19:42 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Parliament unanimously voted on Tuesday to ban sex outside of marriage and insulting the president and state institutions. Once in force, the bans will affect foreign visitors as well as citizens. They're part of an overhaul of the country's...

Strong quake shakes main Indonesia island, no major damage

Dec. 03, 2022 10:44 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Saturday, causing panic but only minor damage just two weeks after an equally powerful quake killed hundreds. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.7 quake was centered...

Strong field minus Woods in Bahamas, Australia a mixed event

Nov. 29, 2022 10:30 AM EST

PGA TOUR HERO WORLD CHALLENGE Site: Nassau, Bahamas. Course: Albany Golf Club. Yardage: 7,414. Par: 72. Prize money: $3.5 million. Winner's share: $1 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (Golf Channel);...

EXPLAINER: Why was Indonesia's shallow quake so deadly?

Nov. 22, 2022 19:40 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A 5.6 magnitude earthquake left more than 260 dead and hundreds injured as buildings crumbled and terrified residents ran for their lives on Indonesia’s main island of Java. Bodies continued to be pulled from the debris on Tuesday in the hardest-hit city...

Indonesian rescuers search through rubble of quake; 268 dead

Nov. 22, 2022 07:40 AM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers used jackhammers, circular saws and sometimes their bare hands Tuesday to shift the rubble of flattened buildings as they searched for the dead and missing from an earthquake that killed at least 268 people. With many missing, some...

US pushes defense ties with Indonesia as China strengthens

Nov. 21, 2022 07:26 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin met his Indonesian counterpart on Monday to push stronger defense ties amid growing Chinese naval activity in the Indo-Pacific region. Austin, at a joint news conference after meeting with Indonesian Defense Minister...

Ukraine war, tensions with China loom over big Bali summit

Nov. 13, 2022 21:24 PM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — A showdown between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin isn’t happening, but fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and growing tensions between China and the West will be at the fore when leaders of the world’s biggest economies gather in tropical Bali this...

Report: Failure to fix throttle led to Indonesia plane crash

Nov. 10, 2022 06:48 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian aviation investigators concluded Thursday that a nearly decade-long failure to properly repair a malfunctioning automatic throttle, pilots' overreliance on the plane's automation system, and inadequate training contributed to the crash of a Boeing 737-500 last...

ASEAN foreign ministers urge more progress in Myanmar crisis

Oct. 27, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers acknowledged Thursday that their efforts to bring peace to Myanmar haven't succeeded and agreed to increase their determination to end violence in the country, where a military takeover last year set off a crisis that threatens to...

Southeast Asian foreign ministers hold special Myanmar talks

Oct. 26, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers will hold a special meeting Thursday to discuss ways to deal with a growing crisis in Myanmar, where a military takeover last year set off violence that threatens to destabilize the region. Recent events in Myanmar, including a...