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Two Australian drug smugglers were transferred Wednesday to an Indonesian island where they will be executed, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia was "revolted" by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them.
Aussies on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island


Two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia will be transferred Wednesday from their jail on Bali to an island off Java where they will be put to death, an official said.

Indonesian men ride on Sumatran elephants as they patrol though dense jungle in the west of the tropical archipelago, warriors on the front line of the fight against illegal logging and poaching.
Elephant patrols guard Indonesia's rainforests


New Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrives on his first state visit to the Philippines Sunday, as the fate of a Filipina facing execution for drug smuggling in his country hovers over planned talks.
Widodo in Philippines amid death row ire


Indonesia's economy expanded at its slowest pace for five years in 2014, official data showed Thursday, hit by political uncertainty and weak exports, putting pressure on the country's new president to deliver much-needed reforms.

Indonesia has formally protested to the Malaysian government over a vacuum cleaner ad it says is "utterly insensitive" to the hundreds of thousands of its citizens working as maids in the country.

Rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo should uphold human rights in Papua and bring perpetrators of rights abuses to justice.

Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for 86 victims still missing from the AirAsia plane that crashed on Dec. 28 with 162 people on board, an official said.

The French co-pilot was at the controls of an AirAsia plane before it crashed into the sea last month after flying through an area of towering clouds, killing all 162 people on board, investigators said Thursday.

Indonesia's military has halted its recovery efforts for the crashed AirAsia plane, including attempts to locate more bodies and raise the fuselage from the Java Sea, an official said Tuesday.

Police released a deputy head of Indonesia's top anti-corruption body early Saturday following his arrest and interrogation that posed a serious challenge for President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's efforts to battle graft.

An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board climbed at a faster than normal speed and then stalled, the Indonesian transport minister said Tuesday.

A Hong Kong employer accused of starving and beating her Indonesian maid treated the woman as an "unpaid slave," prosecutors said Tuesday on the last day of hearings in a case which has shocked the city.
Indonesian maid in HK was slave: prosecution


Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia and expressed fury Sunday after Jakarta defied their pleas and executed two of their citizens along with four other drug offenders.
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