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Endangered orangutan shot before being decaptitated in Indonesia

JAKARTA | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

A critically endangered Bornean orangutan found dead in Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province on Monday died three days earlier from air rifle wounds before it was decapitated, Indonesia's Centre fo

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Bitcoin use under scrutiny in Indonesian island of Bali

JAKARTA/KUTA | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

- Indonesian authorities are investigating the use of bitcoin in the holiday island of Bali, amid warnings by the central bank in Southeast Asia's biggest economy over the risks posed by virtual curre

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Indonesia's Dec loan growth at 8.35 pct -regulator

JAKARTA | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST

Indonesia's loan grew 8.35 percent year-on-year by the end of December, the financial servince regulator (OJK) said on Thursday. That compared to 7.47 percent in November, the lowest in thirteen mon

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Indonesia bourse holds minute silence for injured after floor collapse

By Tabita Diela JAKARTA | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

Indonesia's stock exchange held a minute silence at the start of trading on Tuesday for more than 70 people injured when a mezzanine floor in the building suddenly collapsed. No deaths have been repor

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Endangered Bornean orangutan found stabbed in Indonesia

JAKARTA | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

A Bornean orangutan, a critically endangered species, has been found stabbed to death in Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province, a conservation official said on Tuesday. Authorities said the case wa

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Fire rips through 17th century heritage building in Indonesia

JAKARTA | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

A huge fire destroyed most of a Dutch colonial heritage site dating back to the 17th century, including a maritime museum, in the north of the capital Jakarta on Tuesday. Television images showed flam

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Second floor of Indonesia Stock Exchange collapses, around a dozen people injured

JAKARTA | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST

The second floor of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, said an exchange employee, injuring around a dozen people who were carried on stretches from the building. "The second fl

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People evacuated from Indonesia Stock Exchange after reports of collapsed structure - Metro TV

JAKARTA | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST

Dozens of people were seen running from the Indonesian stock Exchange in central Jakarta on Monday, Metro TV showed, after unconfirmed reports of a collapsed structure inside the building. Director of

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Indonesia's Golkar Party appoints new parliamentary speaker amid graft probe

JAKARTA | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST

Indonesia's Golkar Party has appointed Bambang Soesatyo as parliamentary speaker, after the previous speaker was indicted in a $170 million corruption scandal late last year, the party's secretary gen

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Indonesia's stock exchange building floor collapses

Jakarta |Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST

Several people were injured on Monday when part of the first floor of Indonesia's stock exchange building collapsed.

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Indonesia stock exchange floor collapse not caused by a bomb - police

JAKARTA | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST

A mezzanine floor that collapsed and injured at least a dozen people in the Indonesia Stock Exchange building on Monday was not caused by a bomb, a police official said. "We can confirm that this was

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Indonesia stock exchange reopens after floor collapse

JAKARTA | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST

Indonesia's Stock Exchange reopened for the afternoon session on Monday after about a dozen people were injured in a floor collapse. All staff were safe, it said. "A hundred percent of bourse members

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