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Darren Whiteside

'Extreme' Vespa enthusiasts rev up at Indonesian festival

28 Aug 2018

KEDIRI, Indonesia Every year, Indonesians from teens and grandads, to mechanics and students, gather in eastern Java to celebrate their love of the iconic Italian Vespa scooter. | Video

Indonesia hands death sentence to Islamic State-linked cleric for militant attacks

22 Jun 2018

JAKARTA An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced to death a cleric linked to Islamic State, for masterminding from his jail cell a string of deadly militant attacks across the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

Indonesia ends militant jail siege after five officers 'sadistically' killed

10 May 2018

DEPOK, Indonesia A hostage crisis at a high-security jail in Indonesia ended on Thursday after Islamist militant prisoners who killed five police surrendered and released an officer they were holding, authorities said. | Video

South Korea's Moon unveils new focus on Southeast Asia

09 Nov 2017

BOGOR, Indonesia South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday unveiled a new policy aimed at deepening ties with Southeast Asia, as the North Asian economic powerhouse seeks to curb its reliance on traditional trading partners like China and the United States.

Abandoned by tourists, Bali town counts cost of Indonesia volcano

04 Oct 2017

AMED, Indonesia A Balinese town once bustling with holidaymakers has almost emptied of tourists after warnings that nearby Mount Agung could erupt at any time - a snapshot of the growing cost the rumbling volcano poses to Indonesia's economy. | Video

'You look so beautiful!': Indonesians celebrate the dead in ancient ritual

29 Sep 2017

TORAJA, Indonesia Yosefina Tumanan, a resident of the remote Toraja region of Indonesia's island of Sulawesi, was thrilled to see her sister-in-law. | Video

Volcano on Indonesia's Bali island at highest alert level, thousands evacuated

22 Sep 2017

DENPASAR, Indonesia Thousands of residents were evacuated from villages near an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, officials said on Friday, as the alert status was raised to the highest level, meaning an eruption could be imminent.

Saudi king signs range of deals in Indonesia at start of visit

01 Mar 2017

BOGOR, Indonesia Saudi Arabia's King Salman held talks with Indonesia's president on Wednesday and signed a range of cooperation agreements at the beginning of a 12-day visit to the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

Indonesian quake toll passes 100 as rescuers struggle

08 Dec 2016

PIDIE JAYA, Indonesia Indonesian medical teams struggled on Thursday to treat scores of people injured in a 6.5 magnitude earthquake a day after more than 100 people were killed in the worst disaster to hit the province since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. | Video

Clouds over Indonesia obscure total eclipse of the sun for many

09 Mar 2016

PALEMBANG, Indonesia A solar eclipse enthralled Indonesia on Wednesday but clouds over some parts of archipelago spoiled the view for many of the skywatchers who had the opportunity to see it in totality. | Video

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Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.