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Indonesian police and military special forces take part in an anti-terrorism drill ahead of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia Photograph- Tatan Syuflana-AP

Amnesty: Indonesian police kill dozens ahead of Asian Games

Indonesian police have shot dead more than 70 people this year in a crackdown on petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, which are due to start this weekend, a human rights group said on Friday.
A man salvages valuable items as workers destroy houses with an excavator after an earthquake hit the area of Gangga on August 12, 2018. An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed 387 people, authorities said on August 11, adding hundreds of thousands of displaced people were still short of clean water, food and medicine nearly a week on. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Indonesia quake death toll tops 400 as more bodies recovered

"Search and rescue teams are still removing victims who were buried beneath collapsed buildings and landslides," said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Indonesia’s tourism island observes ‘Day of Silence’, amid complaints over internet cut

Indonesia's tourism island Bali has shut down internet services, turned away flights and shuttered all shops for a "Day of Silence" that marks New Year on the predominantly Hindu island.

Indonesia calls off deadly landslide search, 18 believed dead

The search for six people still missing after a deadly landslide in Indonesia has been called off, officials said Wednesday, bringing the presumed death toll to 18.

Indonesian cities ban Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day was banned in some Indonesian cities, on Wednesday, as police rounded up amorous couples, giving the official kiss-off to a tradition which critics say does not deserve any love in the Muslim-majority nation.

At least 27 killed as bus crashes in Indonesia

At least 27 people died and 16 others were injured when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed on the Indonesian island of Java, police said on Saturday.

Indonesian police arrest two men over gay sex video

Two Indonesian men have been arrested for allegedly uploading a video of themselves having sex to social media, police said Tuesday, amid a crackdown on the LGBT community in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation.

Indonesian Christian whipped for selling sharia-banned booze

An Indonesian Christian was publicly flogged on Friday for selling alcohol in conservative Aceh province, a violation of Islamic law, as a crowd of onlookers including children jeered.

US company resumes search for missing Malaysian airliner

A new attempt by a private ocean survey company is under way to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly four years after it mysteriously disappeared.

11 dead in Malaysian construction site landslide

Eleven people, mostly foreign workers, were killed in a landslide at a construction site on Malaysia's Penang Island, officials said Sunday, as anger mounted among residents at the accident.

Indonesian judge jailed 8 years for corruption

An Indonesian Court on Monday sentenced a Constitutional Court judge to eight years in prison for corruption.

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