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Indonesia’s ‘Elvis’ leads celebrity charge at polls

A white jumpsuit stretched over his bulging belly, an ageing crooner known as Indonesia's Elvis launches into song ahead of elections Wednesday, one of a parade of celebrities standing as candidates or acting as cheerleaders. Rhoma Irama, who was seeking……

Three dead, 200,000 told to evacuate as Indonesian volcano erupts

A spectacular volcanic eruption in Indonesia has killed three people and forced mass evacuations, disrupting long-haul flights and closing international airports Friday. Mount Kelud, considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the main island……

Indonesia seeks to protect Tana Toa’s ancient Kajang tribe

Deep in a remote forest in the Indonesian archipelago, the Kajang tribe lives much as it has done for centuries, resisting nearly all the trappings of modern life. Their lifestyle has drawn comparisons with the Amish in the US, but they live in even……

Indonesia reports 163rd death from H1N1 virus

An Indonesian woman living near the capital Jakarta has died of bird flu, the health ministry said, the latest death from H5N1 in the country hardest hit by the virus. The 31-year-old housewife from Bekasi in West Java province is the 163rd fatality from the virus in Southeast Asia’s biggest…

Second endangered orangutan dies at Indonesian ‘death zoo’

An endangered Borneo orangutan died Thursday at Indonesia’s “death zoo”, the latest in a series of suspicious animal deaths that have prompted calls to close the notorious facility. Fifteen-year-old Betty the orangutan had difficulty breathing before she died, Surabaya Zoo spokesman Agus Supangkat said, adding she had just undergone a…

Muslim beauty pageant challenges Miss World

Muslim women in headscarves and elaborately embroidered dresses took to the stage Wednesday for the finale of an Islamic beauty pageant in Indonesia, a riposte to the Miss World contest that has sparked hardline anger. The twenty contestants began the Muslimah World show by elegantly descending a flight of stairs…

Thousands flee as volcano erupts in Indonesia

Nearly six thousand people have fled their homes on Indonesia’s Sumatra island after a huge volcanic eruption at the weekend, officials said, as the volcano belched out more smoke Monday. Mount Sinabung in the Karo district of North Sumatra province erupted before dawn on Sunday, spewing rocks and red-hot ash…

Indonesia’s forestry minister wants to deport Harrison Ford for ‘attacking’ him with questions

Indonesia’s forestry minister has accused Hollywood legend Harrison Ford of subjecting him to a rude interview on climate change that left him “shocked”, an official said Tuesday. The “Indiana Jones” and “Star Wars” actor, who is making part of an environmental documentary in Indonesia, attacked the minister with questions during…

Indonesia evacuates islanders as volcano erupts

Indonesian rescuers battled Sunday to evacuate thousands from an island where a volcanic eruption killed six people the previous day, with the volcano still spewing out rocks and ash at “dangerous levels”. Mount Rokatenda, on tiny Palue island in East Nusa Tenggara province, was sending large clouds of red-hot ash…

Miss World contest trims bikini competition over Islamist Indonesia’s objections

Contestants at this year’s Miss World beauty pageant will not wear bikinis in the parade in a bid to avoid causing offence in Muslim-majority Indonesia, organisers confirmed Wednesday. The 137 women taking part in the September contest will swap bikinis for more conservative attire, such as traditional sarongs, for the…

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