Indonesia Church Rocked by Explosion on Palm Sunday

A priest described the blast in the city of Makassar as a suicide bombing. The mayor said no churchgoers were killed.

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Indonesia Quake Kills Dozens and Injures Hundreds

The 6.2-magnitude earthquake, Indonesia’s third deadly disaster in a week, struck Sulawesi island, flattening a hospital, destroying homes and setting off landslides.

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Pig Painting May Be World’s Oldest Cave Art Yet, Archaeologists Say

The depiction of the animal on an Indonesian island is at least 45,500 years old, the researchers say.

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In Indonesia, a Blurred Boundary Between the Living and the Dead

The Toraja people of southern Sulawesi, one of Indonesia’s largest islands, are known for their elaborate death rituals, which include preserving and exhuming the dead.

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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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Where Bats Are Still on the Menu, if No Longer the Best Seller

Indonesia’s wildlife markets are “like a cafeteria for animal pathogens,” but they have resisted efforts to close even as China has shut its own markets over coronavirus fears.

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