Nyepi brings daily activities to a complete halt as people, including thousands of international tourists, stay indoors.
Sayed Abbas, 35, was pivotal in organising the transport of the asylum seekers coming from Indonesia on three overcrowded boats in 2009 and 2011.
Indonesia can now add a smoking orangutan to its roster of nicotine addicts. A video taken on Sunday shows the beast picking up a cigarette butt that was flicked into its zoo enclosure by a visitor and then puffing away on it like a pro.
Indonesian police have shot a sword-wielding man who attacked church congregation during Sunday Mass, injuring four people including a priest.
A woman and her two children lived with the corpses of her husband and a third child for two years in Indonesia's West Java province, local media reported on Wednesday.
Office workers fled high-rise buildings in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the city, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.
Wildlife smugglers flung cages filled with rare birds into the ocean after being intercepted by authorities on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).
Indonesia is deploying military paramedics to carry food and vaccines to a remote part of its easternmost province of Papua, where reports say at least 61 infants died from malnutrition and diseases such as measles.
Loose or corroded joints may have caused the sudden collapse of a mezzanine floor at the Indonesian Stock Exchange building this week that sent visiting students plunging to the ground ...
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.