Elephants take the flag in Indonesia independence ceremony
A trio of rare elephants led an unusual ceremony in the Sumatran jungle Friday, raising Indonesia's red and white flag to help mark the country's independence day.
Indonesia quake death toll tops 400 as more bodies recovered
The death toll from an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has topped 400, authorities said Monday, as bodies were still being recovered from the ruins of destroyed buildings.
Death toll in Lombok quake hits 131, more than 156,000 displaced
The death toll from a shallow 6.9-magnitude earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen above 130, officials said Wednesday, with some 156,000 forced from their homes.
More than 2,000 tourists evacuated after Indonesia quake kills 98
Indonesia Monday sent rescuers fanning out across the holiday island of Lombok and evacuated more than 2,000 tourists after a powerful earthquake killed at least 98 people and damaged thousands of buildings.
Indonesia quake kills at least 19, injures dozens
A major earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday killed at least 19 people, injured dozens and damaged buildings, officials said. The seven-magnitude tremor struck just 10 kilometres (six miles) underground, according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two light to moderate secondary quakes and nearly two dozen aftershocks. "The latest…
Magnitude 7 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island
A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok Sunday, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island.
Volcano hikers tell of terror after Indonesia quake
More than 500 hikers and guides stranded by landslides on an Indonesian mountain after an earthquake have returned to safety, with some recalling their terror when tonnes of rock cascaded down.
15-year-old raped by brother jailed over abortion
A 15-year-old girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion, an Indonesian official said Saturday.
Bali reopens airport after volcano eruption strands thousands of tourists
Bali opened its international airport Friday after a volcanic eruption temporarily grounded flights, stranding thousands of tourists on the Indonesian holiday island
Tana Toraja: The Land Where The Dead Are Fed And Clothed
Tana Toraja, located on the mountainous island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, is one of the rare places that maintains its ancient culture. Despite a majority being Christians, they do not allow Christianity to get entangled with their animist belief called Aluk To Dolo "Way of the Ancestors". In Toraja, the houses easily get your attention. The horns…