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25 Nov
It is the last place on the planet where the Sumatran rhino, tiger, elephant and orangutan still roam together in the wild – and it is under threat. The Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh, Indonesia is facing a series of mounting pressures, including loggers, plans for hydroelectric dams, and human encroachment on the land. Now activists, led by a group of women, are fighting to ensure it survives. We spoke to Farwiza Farhan, one of the women on the front line of forest conservation.
8 Oct
Cigarettes in Indonesia are already among the world's cheapest, but in times of economic hardship, a boom in illegal cigarettes is continuing.
11 Sep
The fire at a prison in the Banten province also injured around 80 inmates, with eight suffering severe burns. The overcrowded prison was designated for drug offenders and housed a much higher number than its capacity.
29 Aug
Afghan refugees in Indonesia express concerns about the safety of their family members after the Taliban takeover of the country. They demand to be reunited with their relatives from Afghanistan after living in limbo at a shelter in Indonesia for years without certainty.
23 Aug
Kasegeran is a remote town in Java that most Indonesians would struggle to find on a map. But it’s also home to an unlikely collection of emerging YouTubers, as villagers swap their traditional jobs for the big earnings of online video stars.
20 Aug
The Indonesian army says it will no longer conduct the "two-finger" tests on women applying to join the forces, but there are worries that the ban might not last long.
13 Aug
Human rights groups have long decried the invasive "two-finger" tests as cruel and abusive, while the Indonesian military previously said the tests helped determine recruits' morality.
13 Aug
Assembled from old household items, the Delta robot has been delivering food and cheer to residents in Surabaya, Indonesia.
8 Aug
Indonesia's coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 on Wednesday as the country struggles to control the spread of the Delta variant. The impact of the pandemic can be seen at the Rorotan public cemetery, one of the biggest Covid burial sites in the nation.
31 Jul
Just under 1% of Indonesia's 17 million Indigenous people have been vaccinated against COVID. Bureaucratic and geographical obstacles are to blame for the low rate of inoculation.
12 Jul
Indonesian authorities dress up as ghosts as part of a campaign to highlight new virus restrictions in a country where supernatural beliefs are widespread. The "ghosts" are aiming to scare people into respecting the rules. Indonesia's huge social media space has been jammed with fake news and hoaxes about the virus, while many have expressed doubts about taking vaccines.
10 Jul
Authorities use a fire engine to spray water at people who violate new virus restrictions in the Indonesian city of Semarang. The Southeast Asian nation has seen an unprecedented wave of infections driven by the highly contagious Delta variant, said government officials.

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