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PH dragon boat eyes first Asian Games gold

Jul 21, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The national team gets a big boost after bagging two golds in the 2018 Asian Dragon Boat Championships

ON A ROLL. The Philippine dragon boat team looks to showcase its champion-caliber talents in the Asiad. Photo from Len Escollante/PCKDBF

Indonesian dictator's son Tommy Suharto to run for office

Jul 20, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Tommy Suharto wants to represent the eastern province of Papua, a region annexed by his father in the late 60's following a UN-backed referendum widely criticized as a sham

TOMMY SUHARTO. This file photo taken on October 28, 2014 shows Tommy Suharto, son of late Indonesian strongman Suharto, attending the 50th anniversary celebration of the Golkar Party at the Jakarta international expo pavillion. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Isaac Go explodes for 6 triples in Ateneo win vs Indonesia

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Ateneo big man knocks in 21 points on a 6-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc against Indonesia in the 2018 Jones Cup

HOTSHOT. Isaac Go and the Philippine-Ateneo Blue Eagles overwhelm Indonesia in the second half. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Asian Games 2018: No picture-perfect venues yet

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:26 AM

The athletes’ village and stadiums in Indonesia are '95% ready' but potential pitfalls remain

EOUND THE CLOCK. Foreign badminton athletes walk past laborers working on the old athletes villages renovation at the Senayan sports complex, just a month before Indonesia hosts the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia police kill 11 petty criminals in Asian Games crackdown

Jul 17, 2018 - 6:36 PM

Some 52 suspects have been shot after resisting arrest in the capital Jakarta since the start of July, with 11 dying of their wounds, police say

Huge drugs haul intercepted in Bali – Indonesia police

Jul 16, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Some 600,000 pseudoephedrine tablets being sent from South Korea to Australia are found during a stopover on the Indonesian resort island. The bust, which occurred in January, is announced Monday.

DRUG BUST. An Indonesian customs officer speaks to journalists during a press conference after they seized cold relief tablets that contained a key ingredient for making illicit drugs at at Ngurah Rai International Airport on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on July 16, 2018. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Indonesia's Aceh whips gay couple for sharia-banned sex

Jul 13, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The two men are flogged more than 80 times each for having gay sex, which is outlawed under local Islamic law, as a jeering crowd hurls abuse at them

PUNISHMENT. A member of Indonesia's Sharia police (R) whips a man (L) accused of having gay sex during a public caning ceremony outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, capital of Aceh province on July 13, 2018. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

Daftar pemenang Blibli Indonesia Open 2018

Jul 08, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Dua wakil Indonesia menjadi juara Blibli Indonesia Open 2018!

Hasil lengkap ganda putri Blibli Indonesia Open 2018

Jul 08, 2018 - 2:15 PM

11 pasangan ganda putri mewakili Indonesia

Hasil lengkap ganda putra Blibli Indonesia Open 2018

Jul 08, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Indonesia diwakili enam pasangan ganda putra

Hasil lengkap tunggal putra Blibli Indonesia Open 2018

Jul 08, 2018 - 2:12 PM

Indonesia diwakili oleh Jonatan Christie, Tommy Sugiarto, dan Anthony Ginting

Hasil lengkap tunggal putri Blibli Indonesia Open 2018

Jul 08, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Indonesia diwakili oleh Fitriani, Gregoria Mariska Tunjung, Lyanny Mainaky dan Dinar Dyah Ayustine

LIVE UPDATES: Blibli Indonesia Open 2018

Jul 08, 2018 - 1:43 PM

Ikuti kondisi terkini mulai 3 Juli hingga 8 Juli langsung dari Istora!

Hasil lengkap ganda campuran Blibli Indonesia Open 2018

Jul 07, 2018 - 2:19 PM

Indonesia diwakili tujuh pasangan ganda campuran

Daftar atlet Tanah Air yang berlaga di Blibli Indonesia Open 2018

Jul 06, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Blibli Indonesia Open 2018 kali ini bisa jadi yang terakhir untuk Liliyana Natsir

Para atlet siap berlaga di Blibli Indonesia Open 2018. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler

Nearly 3 dozen dead in Indonesia ferry accident

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:01 PM

(UPDATED) Images from the scene show terrified passengers clinging to the side of the tipped over ferry, while others float in the sea awaiting help

IN MEMORY. Family members of missing victims of a capsized ferry mourn during a mass memorial service at Lake Toba in North Sumatra on July 3, 2018. Photo by Ivan Damanik/AFP

16 dead in Indonesia ferry accident – official

Jul 03, 2018 - 6:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Images from the latest accident shows passengers clinging to the side of the KM Lestari as it lists in waters off Sulawesi island, while other passengers float in the sea awaiting help

SINKING. This handout picture taken and released on July 3, 2018 by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, shows passengers clinging to the side of a ferry as it sank off the coast of Selayar island, in South Sulawesi province. Handout photo by Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana/AFP

Di balik tragedi tenggelamnya KM Sinar Bangun di Danau Toba

Jul 03, 2018 - 7:56 AM

Ratusan penumpang masih dinyatakan hilang

PENCARIAN. Tim SAR menyusuri Danau Toba untuk melakukan pencarian korban tenggelamnya KM Sinar Bangun yang masih hilang. Foto oleh Ivan Damanik/AFP

1 dead, 18 missing after migrant boat capsizes off Malaysia

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:42 PM

The boat with 44 people on board capsizes on Sunday night off the southern state of Johor as it headed for Malaysia from the Indonesian island of Batam

DEATHS AT SEA. Malaysian rescuers carry a body retrieved from the sea during a search operation on a boat carrying Indonesian immigrants capsized in Kota Tinggi, southern Malaysia on July 2, 2018. Photo by AFP

Indonesia 'anti-LGBT abuses' fuel HIV cases – Human Rights Watch

Jul 02, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Government actions are discouraging some at-risk groups from accessing prevention and treatment services, according to a new Human Rights Watch report

Rappler Jelajah Indonesia 2018: Bermain air di enam telaga alami Kedung Pedut

Jun 30, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Enam telaga yang dihubungkan dengan air terjun berantai

BEBATUAN. Kedung Merak dengan bebatuan stalaktit di sekitarnya. Foto oleh Dyah Ayu Pitaloka/Rappler

'Gemintang': Kisah cinta antar dunia dengan sentilan drama politik

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:53 AM

Produksi ke-153 Teater Koma berjudul ‘Gemintang’ mengangkat percintaan yang tidak biasa dan problema keadaan sosial

'GEMINTANG'. Sumbadra dan Arjuna dalam produksi ke-153 Teater Koma yang berjudul 'Gemintang.' Foto dari Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation

Bali reopens airport after volcano eruption strands thousands of tourists

Jun 29, 2018 - 9:09 AM

(UPDATED) The early morning closure has sparked the cancellation of more than 300 flights to and from the tropical paradise with nearly 27,000 passengers affected

MOUNT AGUNG. This handout picture taken on June 29, 2018 and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, shows Mount Agung erupting in eastern Bali. Handout photo by Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana/AFP

Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over 2016 terror attack

Jun 22, 2018 - 2:02 PM

'[The defendant] has been proven to have committed a criminal act of terrorism,' says judge Akhmad Jaini, who also cites Aman Abdurrahman's involvement in other attacks for handing down the death penalty

GUILTY. Indonesian anti-terror police officers escort Aman Abdurrahman (C), who masterminded a 2016 gun and suicide attack in the capital Jakarta that left 4 attackers and 4 civilians dead, after hearing the judges' verdict at a South Jakarta court in Jakarta on June 22, 2018. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Police detain captain, crew in deadly Indonesia ferry disaster

Jun 21, 2018 - 2:30 PM

(UPDATED) Official estimates list 193 people missing as of Thursday morning, June 21, raising fears that the incident could become one of Indonesia's deadliest ferry disasters

STILL MISSING. Rescue team members prepare to search for missing passengers at the Lake Toba ferry port in the province of North Sumatra on June 20, 2018, after a boat capsized on June 18. Photo by Ivan Damanik/AFP

Number missing in Indonesia ferry disaster jumps to nearly 180 –police

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:26 PM

The situation sparks confusion – and different estimates from various agencies – about the number of people on board. Police say there are as many as 178 people missing, which if confirmed would make it one of Indonesia's worst maritime disasters.

SEARCHING FOR THE MISSING. A woman shows a photo of her family members, passengers who are missing after a boat capsized on June 18, on her smartphone at the Lake Toba ferry port in the province of North Sumatra on June 20, 2018. Photo by Ivan Damanik/AFP

Indonesia masuk jajaran negara teraman

Jun 18, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Kok bisa Indonesia masuk jajaran negara teraman di dunia?

BERDURI. Kawat berduri didirikan memisahkan peserta aksi Mayday 2018 dengan personel kepolisian yang berjaga di depan Istana, Selasa 1 Mei 2018. Foto oleh Christian Simbolon/Rappler

Pesan damai Idulfitri dari jemaah Ahmadiyah

Jun 15, 2018 - 4:34 PM

"Tidak ada agama yang yang menawarkan kebencian"

MASJID AL HIDAYAH. Masjid yang berlokasi di area Ciputat Raya, Kebayoran Lama ini jadi tempat beribadah jemaah Ahmadiyah. Foto oleh Yetta Tondang/Rappler

FOTO: Perayaan Idulfitri 1439 H di penjuru Indonesia

Jun 15, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Hari ini seluruh umat Muslim merayakan hari kemenangan

KEBUN RAYA. Ribuan umat Muslim memadati area Lapangan Astrid Kebun Raya Bogor untuk menunaikan salat Idulfitri, Jumat, 15 Juni 2018. Foto dari akun Twitter @Kemenag_RI

SAKSIKAN: Ibu kota Jakarta bersiap menyambut Asian Games 2018

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Warga Jakarta, sudah siap menyambut Asian Games 2018?

Menulis puisi, melawan ketakutan

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Bagi Wani, menulis puisi adalah upaya melanjutkan kehidupan

Former UE Red Warrior is Indonesia's surprise call-up in 3x3 World Cup

Jun 08, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Biboy Enguio receives the call while vacationing in the Philippines

3X3 DEBUT. Biboy Enguio plays 3x3 for first time with the Indonesia national team. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

CA again blocks Mary Jane Veloso's testimony from jail in case vs recruiter

Jun 08, 2018 - 2:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Court Of Appeals says the government must request Indonesia to allow the incarcerated Veloso to go to the Philippines and testify in courts here

Militant group Migrante with the mother of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, Celia, march towards the Court of Appeals in Manila on January 25 to encourage the court to allow Veloso to give her testimony while inside the Indonesian jail. Photo by Ben Nabong

SAKSIKAN: Cerita Anthony Sinisuka Ginting tentang hidup dan cintanya pada bulu tangkis

Jun 08, 2018 - 12:50 PM

“Kalau capek dicampur sama senang pasti ikhlas ngejalanin capeknya”

Perlas Pilipinas aims to prove worth after 2018 Asian Games exclusion

Jun 07, 2018 - 9:12 PM

The Philippine women's national basketball team makes its 3-a-side debut in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018

UNDERDOG. Jack Animam and Perlas Pilipinas will be looking to stun fans despite being seeded last among 20 participating teams. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Plastic wasteland: Asia's ocean pollution crisis

Jun 05, 2018 - 4:02 PM

World Environment Day 2018 is highlighting the perils of plastic with the tagline 'if you can't reuse it, refuse it'

Polemik larangan melancong ke Israel

Jun 01, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Pemerintah melarang turis Israel masuk ke Indonesia. Israel membalas dengan melarang pelancong asal Indonesia

PASPOR. Israel melarang pelancong negara berpaspor Indonesia berkunjung ke negaranya mulai 9 Juni mendatang. Ilustrasi oleh Rappler

SAKSIKAN: Rappler Nongkrong Bareng The Rain

May 30, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Rain kembali dengan 'Rencana Berbahaya' mereka!

'RENCANA BERBAHAYA'. The Rain merilis single terbaru mereka bertajuk 'Rencana berbahaya'. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler

The week in photos: May 12-18, 2018

May 19, 2018 - 2:48 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A Palestinian youth waves a sparkler next a mosque in Gaza City on May 16, 2018, as the faithful prepare to start the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

Davao City monitoring developments in Indonesia after suicide bombings

May 18, 2018 - 9:54 AM

The city has been on high alert since its own bombing incident in September 2016

HIGH ALERT. A military tank is parked near Davao City's oldest church, the San Pedro Cathedral. The historical landmark is also proximate to other public buildings, including the Sangguinang Panlungsod and the City Hall. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Rappler Talk: What do the Indonesia terror attacks mean for Southeast Asia?

May 16, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Rappler speaks to Southeast Asia terrorism expert Zachary Abuza about the Surabaya bombings

Indonesia hit by another attack after deadly suicide bombings

May 16, 2018 - 12:06 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Local police say the group slammed a minivan into a gate at the station in Riau on Sumatra island and then attacked officers with samurai swords

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday

Canvassing at Rosauro Almario Elem. School. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

2 families staged Indonesian suicide bombings – police

May 14, 2018 - 10:58 AM

(4th UPDATE) The spate of bombings has rocked Indonesia, with the Islamic State group claiming both the church and police station attacks

EXPLOSION. Screenshot of explosion from CCTV courtesy of Surabaya police office

Islamic State group claims deadly Indonesia church attacks

May 14, 2018 - 12:40 AM

The group claims responsibility for several recent attacks in Indonesia, most of them carried out by its affiliate Jamaah Ansharut Daulah

APARTMENT BLAST. This picture taken on May 13, 2018 shows Indonesian police and soldiers working at the site of a blast at a low-cost apartment complex in Sidoarjo, East Java just hours after a series of blasts targetting churches in the neighbouring city of Surabaya. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Police hostage crisis at Indonesia jail ends – officials

May 10, 2018 - 9:48 PM

In the pre-dawn operation, 145 prisoners "surrendered unconditionally" and the hostage was released with no further casualties reported, said Chief Security Minister Wiranto

IT'S OVER. This handout photo released by Indonesia's National Police and taken on May 9, 2018 shows a prisoner (center) surrendering to police (in foreground) after a riot at the Mobile Police Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. Handout/National Police/AFP

Flying to BIMP-EAGA? Travel tax waived for certain travelers

May 10, 2018 - 6:30 PM

BIMP-EAGA includes Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia, and the travel tax exemption aims to 'accelerate economic development in Mindanao and Palawan'

DUTERTE'S ORDER. President Rodrigo Duterte orders the travel tax exemption of Mindanao and Palawan travelers flying to BIMP-EAGA. Malacañang file photo

Indonesia oil well explosion death toll climbs to 21

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:59 PM

Three dozen victims remain in hospital

EXPLOSION. An illegal oil well (R) bursts gas into the air as houses burnt down in Peureulak on April 26, 2018. Photo by Ilyas Ismail/AFP

U.S. court rules monkey does not own selfie copyright

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:03 PM

In 2015, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a US-based animal rights group, filed a suit on behalf of Naruto the macaque monkey, claiming the photographer had infringed Naruto's copyright since the monkey had taken the picture himself

NARUTO THE MONKEY. The viral selfie taken by a macaque monkey using the smart phone of nature photographer David J. Slater and which became the subject of a complicated copyright lawsuit is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, California.