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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

At least 27 killed as bus crashes in Indonesia

Feb 11, 2018 - 12:03 AM

The bus carrying domestic tourists collide with a motorbike in West Java province

Indonesian police arrest two men over gay sex video

Jan 23, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Homosexuality and gay sex are legal everywhere in Indonesia except in conservative Aceh province, which is ruled by Islamic law. Police, however, use the country's tough anti-pornography legislation to criminalize members of the LGBT community.

Indonesia gold mine collapse: 3 killed, 9 feared dead

Oct 29, 2015 - 3:33 PM

At least 12 people tunneled into the mine in a mountainous region of West Java on Tuesday in the hope of finding gold and were buried when the shaft collapsed

DANGEROUS. 3 are dead after a gold mine collapse. File photo of abandoned gold mine

No teen dating after dark? Politician threatens ban

Sep 03, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Dating just got harder for Indonesian teenagers in West Java with a local leader threatening to ban late night trysts of young couples caught out after dark

NIGHT DATING BAN? An Indonesian politician threatens to marry off young couples in West Java who are caught out together at night.

Four dead, nine missing following Indonesian landslide

May 06, 2015 - 1:42 PM

A landslide triggered by a pipeline explosion engulfed eight homes and trapped villagers in a West Java village

Tim SAR menyelamatkan korban longsor di Banjarnegara, Jawa Tengah, pada 13 Desember 2014 (Foto: AFP)