Indonesia

2 endangered elephants found dead in Indonesia

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 9:47AM UTC The Sumatran elephant. Pic: vincentraal (Flickr CC)

JAMBI, Indonesia (AP) — Two endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in western Indonesia and authorities believe they were killed by poachers.

Indonesia: Jakarta gets first Christian governor in 50 years

By Wed, Nov 19, 2014 5:09PM UTC Basuki Tjahaja Purnama takes the oath of office to become the governor of Indonesia's capital Jakarta, Wednesday. Pic: AP.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Christian has been sworn in as governor of Indonesia’s capital for the first time in 50 years despite protests from Islamic hardliners who insist the job should be reserved for a Muslim.

Rights group criticizes Indonesia’s testing of female police recruits’ virginity

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 3:53PM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A leading human rights group has criticized Indonesia for subjecting female police recruits to a physical test to try and determine whether they are virgins.

Indonesian government announces sharp rise in fuel prices

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 9:55AM UTC Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Pic: AP.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s president has announced a sharp increase in fuel prices, saying costly government subsidies would be better spent on infrastructure and development.

G20 Summit comes to a close in Brisbane, but what was really achieved?

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014 3:05PM UTC Pic: AAP Image.

Today Brisbane is coming to terms with the G20 blues. And that’s because it’s all over. The streets are almost back to normal, the barricades have come down and most of the leaders have left along with the glimpse of world power and stardom they afforded this city over the

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