Road links cut, fuel prices rise after flash floods in Sigi

Hundreds of survivors of flash floods in Central Sulawesi’s Sigi regency are having a hard time getting basic necessities, including fuel, while their mobility...

Go-Jek expands services to Toba Samosir

PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa, known as Go-Jek, has expanded its services - which include Go-Ride for motorcycle taxi services, Go-Send for delivery of...

Secretive Russian blogger StalinGulag reveals identity

A blogger behind massively popular social media accounts that skewer the Kremlin and life in modern Russia has revealed his identity. Known for his caustic...

BI keeps eye on three risks to financial system stability

Bank Indonesia has assured that Indonesia’s financial system is in a stable condition, following the global uncertainty in 2018, but the central bank pointed...

Lion Air pilot grounded after beating hotel clerk over ironing

A pilot for Indonesia's Lion Air who beat a hotel clerk because he was unhappy with how his uniform was ironed has been grounded,...

Jakarta offers residents tax discounts to install vertical drains

In a bid to convince residents to install vertical drains to help mitigate floods, the Jakarta administration is offering incentives to those who build...

Pollution turns East Jakarta river blue

A stretch of the Sunter River that passes community unit (RW) 03 in Cipinang Muara, Duren Sawit subdistrict, East Jakarta, turned blue on Thursday,...

Indonesia signs contract for multifunction satellite

The government on Friday contracted a French company to build a multifunction satellite that is expected to be put into orbit and begin operations...

Sweden’s Ericsson launches AI lab in Canada

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson on Thursday announced the launch of its "global artificial intelligence accelerator" in Montreal, where other tech heavyweights like Google, Facebook...

Scars of torture at US reform school for boys won’t go away

Jerry Cooper says he endured torture and cruelty that were everyday things for decades at a reform school in Florida, turning him into something...

Mistaken as rival, passerby killed by teenagers in Depok

The Depok Police in West Java have arrested five juveniles who allegedly killed a man they mistakenly identified as their rival. Depok Police crime unit...

Sixers dominate Raptors to take 2-1 series lead

Joel Embiid finished with 33 points as the Philadelphia 76ers routed the Toronto Raptors 116-95 on Thursday to seize a 2-1 lead in their...

PDI-P tops Jakarta’s legislative election, newcomer PSI fifth: KPU’s latest vote count

The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) topped the legislative election league table, according to the Jakarta General Elections Commission’s (KPU) latest real count...

Chinese family say they were scammed over $6.5mn Stanford payment

The mother of a Chinese student admitted Friday she paid $6.5 million to the man at the heart of a US college admission scandal...

Scientology cruise ship quarantined in Caribbean after measles case

A cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology has been quarantined in Saint Lucia for two days because of a measles case, health...

NZ mosque attack death toll rises to 51 after Turkish man dies in hospital

A Turkish citizen who was wounded during deadly attacks at two mosques in New Zealand on March 15 has died, Turkish and New Zealand officials said on Thursday, lifting the...

Xinjiang crackdown at the heart of China’s Belt and Road

Traders travel freely through the bustling Khorgos special economic zone that straddles the Kazakhstan-China border, but signs on the Chinese side bear a blunt...

Captain Messi showing Barcelona the way

Lionel Messi has shown many different faces during his spell-binding career but in Barcelona's win over Liverpool on Wednesday, the dominant one was of...

Bogor regency demolishes karaoke bars ahead of Ramadan

The Bogor Public Order Agency (Satpol pp) tore down 22 buildings used as karaoke bars on Thursday ahead of Ramadan as part of a...

Suicide bombers fuel fears among Sri Lanka’s majority Buddhists

Soldiers guarded the gate, but Colombo's landmark Gangaramaya temple was virtually empty, a potent sign of anxiety felt by Sri Lanka's majority Buddhist community...

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