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Earthquake strikes off east Indonesia in Timor Sea

Earthquake strikes off east Indonesia in Timor Sea

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck off an eastern Indonesian province in the Timor Sea on Tuesday.

  • by Clarence Fernandez

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Australian consulate in Indonesian city boosts security after threat

Australian consulate in Indonesian city boosts security after threat

Australia's consulate in the Indonesian city of Surabaya boosted security after a social media post urged militants to "kill" one of its diplomats there.

  • by Tom Allard and Agustinus Beo Da Costa
Reports sunken WWII ships in Asia looted by 'Chinese pirates'
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Reports sunken WWII ships in Asia looted by 'Chinese pirates'

Britain says it will work with Indonesia and Malaysia to investigate reports that the wrecks of ships sunk during World War II have been plundered by pirates.

  • by Hayley Dixon
'People panicked and scattered': second powerful Sunday quake hits Lombok
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'People panicked and scattered': second powerful Sunday quake hits Lombok

A second strong earthquake in Lombok on Sunday cut power across the Indonesian tourist hotspot and destroyed buildings.

Indonesia deploys 100,000-strong force to secure Asian Games, image

Indonesia deploys 100,000-strong force to secure Asian Games, image

As the host of the 18th Asian Games, Indonesia has more at stake than sport.

  • by Stephen Wright
Death toll, in the hundreds, rises from earthquake that hit Indonesia
Earthquake

Death toll, in the hundreds, rises from earthquake that hit Indonesia

The number is likely to rise further still as teams continue to search for victims beneath the rubble and ruins of buildings.

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Indonesian president picks conservative running mate for poll
Joko Widodo

Indonesian president picks conservative running mate for poll

In a last-minute decision, Joko Widodo announced Ma'ruf Amin would be his vice presidential candidate for April's election.

  • by Tom Allard
Lombok earthquake: agreed death toll exceeds 300
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Lombok earthquake: agreed death toll exceeds 300

Indonesia's top security minister says the death toll from last Sunday's earthquake on the island of Lombok has climbed to 319.

Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll rises
Earthquake

Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll rises

The latest quake on Thursday was felt strongly on the island and followed a 6.9 quake on Sunday.

Shaman kept woman in cave for 15 years, raped her: police

Shaman kept woman in cave for 15 years, raped her: police

The witch doctor convinced the woman that he was possessed by the spirit of a boy who was her boyfriend.

  • by Siobhán O'Grady
At the epicentre of the Lombok earthquake, villagers cry out for help
Earthquake

At the epicentre of the Lombok earthquake, villagers cry out for help

Indonesia’s government, military and aid agencies are struggling to deliver aid to people in some of the areas hardest hit by Sunday’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake.

  • by James Massola & Amilia Rosa