Death toll rises to 116 in Indonesia plane crash

By Tue, Jun 30, 2015 3:11PM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 plane with 12 crew aboard has crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country’s third-largest city Medan. A hospital official said at least five people were killed.

ADB: Climate change is making the poor poorer in Asia

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015 6:40PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank says climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty.

Indonesia moves to restrict sale of condoms… again

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015 6:06PM UTC

In what almost seems like an annual event at this point, some Indonesian lawmakers this week proposed that it should be illegal for young people to buy condoms. Why? Because the believe it would help stem the country’s dramatic rise in AIDS cases.

Indonesia court rejects appeal of Frenchman facing execution for drugs charges

By Mon, Jun 22, 2015 3:25PM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has rejected the final appeal of a French national facing execution for drug offenses.

Vietnam says 8 Indonesians confess to hijacking Malaysian oil tanker

By Mon, Jun 22, 2015 12:39PM UTC

A Vietnamese official says eight Indonesians apprehended last week have confessed to hijacking a Malaysian oil tanker.