Prison Fire in Indonesia Kills at Least 41 People

The blaze at the facility west of Jakarta highlighted the problems of the country’s overburdened correctional system.

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‘BTS Meal’ Frenzy Forces Some McDonald’s Outlets in Indonesia to Close

Crowds of delivery drivers responding to a rush of online orders violated safe distancing measures as they flooded unprepared restaurants.

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Indonesian Lawsuit Seeks Court’s Help in Pollution Battle

A district court in Indonesia’s capital is expected to rule soon in a suit accusing the president and top officials of failing to curb pollution.

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Cockpit Recorder From Indonesian Crash Is Finally Recovered

After months of searching, Indonesian officials say they have found the crucial memory unit from Sriwijaya Air Flight 182. Investigators hope it will help explain why the plane crashed in January.

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‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’: Chaos Strikes Global Shipping

The pandemic has disrupted international trade, driving up the cost of shipping goods and adding a fresh challenge to the global economic recovery.

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What Made the Indonesian Plane Crash? New Report Sheds Light

In a preliminary report on Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, investigators said the crash might have been caused by several factors, including a problem controlling the engines’ thrust.

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Families of Indonesia Plane Crash Victims Begin Their Anguished Goodbyes

The authorities continue to piece together what happened aboard Sriwijaya Air Flight 182. For many victims’ families, the uncertainty has added to immeasurable grief.

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Indonesia Plane Crash Shakes Small Fishing Village

A sleepy island has become a base for the aircraft search and recovery operation after Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 fell from the sky. “I’m lucky it didn’t hit me,” said one fisherman.

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Indonesia Crash Thwarts Push to Rehabilitate Country’s Airlines

The loss of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 on Saturday was a grim start to the year in a sprawling archipelago nation where barely a year goes by without an air disaster.

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Indonesia Boeing Plane Crashes Into Sea: The Latest Updates

The Boeing 737-524, a Sriwijaya Air flight, had taken off from Jakarta. Officials said they believed they found part of the wreckage.

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Indonesia Disbands Islamic Defenders Front Over Charges of ‘Terrorism’

The government dissolved the Islamic Defenders Front over charges that its members committed terrorism. Its leader is already under arrest.

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Rizieq Shihab, Back in Indonesia, Calls for ‘Moral Revolution’

Rizieq Shihab and his vigilante movement have spent decades calling for harsh Islamic rule. Now he’s back from self-imposed exile and promising a “moral revolution.”

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‘When You Say Badminton, You Say Indonesia’

Badminton is part of the national identity. It is the only sport in which Indonesia has won an Olympic gold medal, and the country had expected to add another this month in Tokyo.

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‘It’s Too Late’: In Sprawling Indonesia, Coronavirus Surges

A random sampling of thousands found that one in 10 had antibodies for the coronavirus, an alarming glimpse at what could be runaway transmission.

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Jakarta’s Trash Mountain: ‘When People Are Desperate for Jobs, They Come Here’

The scavengers who make a living picking plastic, metal and even bones from a huge landfill face additional misery as the global economic slowdown closes the recycling centers they count on.

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Ramadan Worldwide: Pakistan, India, Indonesia, US, Egypt

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Muslims to adapt, observing the holy month more at home than in the mosque, more online than in person, and with greater uncertainty about the future.

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