Rohingya boat people found off the Indonesian coast have accused the Thai government of further serious abuses and being cast adrift in engineless boats. Rohingyas are an oppressed Muslim minority based mainly in Burma.
Two hundred Burman survivors told Indonesian authorities they had spent more than a month adrift at sea after being denied refuge in Thailand. Thailand has denied the accusation. The refugees were from Burma's minority Muslim Rohingya community
An Indonesian ferry that sank last Sunday may have been carrying 103 people more than those listed on its manifest, officials said Thursday, raising the prospect of a death toll topping 330. Bad weather has hindered rescue attempts.
Two quakes have hit Indonesia's West Papua province, one of which registered 7.6 on the Richter scale. A 10-year-old girl was killed and dozens were injured, triggering panic in the nation hardest hit by the 2004 Asian tsunami.
An Indonesian court acquitted a former intelligence official of the 2004 poison murder of human rights activist Munir Thalib, in a case which was seen as a key test of state and intelligence accountability.
A severe 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, killing one person and destroying homes as thousands evacuated coastal areas. The country's meteorological agency lifted an earlier tsunami warning.
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Hundreds of Indonesians spilled onto the streets for the funerals of three men convicted for the 2002 bombings on the island of Bali. The crowds clashed with police, calling for Jihad, according to RFI/F24's S. Honorine in Jakarta.