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Indonesian police said Tuesday they believe villagers on Bali have spotted two Japanese scuba divers alive four days after they went missing, following the astonishing rescue of five others in the same group.

Five Japanese scuba divers were found alive Monday clinging to a coral reef in rough waters off the Indonesian resort island of Bali three days after they went missing, officials said.
Five missing Japanese divers found safe


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of stonewalling in peace talks and called on Russia to push its ally to negotiate with opposition leaders.
Kerry accuses Assad of stonewalling in peace talks


Three Indonesian airports reopened Saturday while four others remained closed, officials said, after a volcanic eruption killed four people and forced mass evacuations.
Three Indonesia airports open again after eruption of volcano


An explosive volcanic eruption on Indonesia's most populous island blasted ash and debris 18 kilometers into the air Friday, killing three people while forcing authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 and close seven airports.
3 killed, 100,000 evacuated as Indonesia volcano erupts


Hundreds of thousands of Indonesians were ordered to evacuate and three international airports were closed Friday after a volcano on the main island of Java erupted spectacularly, hurling red-hot ash and rocks.
Indonesia orders 200,000 to evacuate as volcano erupts


Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby, her face veiled against a horde of press photographers, was hustled out of prison Monday to start the next chapter of her troubled life after more than nine years behind bars in Bali.
Australian trafficker Corby released from prison in Bali


Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby was granted parole by Indonesian authorities Friday as mobs of journalists camped outside her Bali prison and a bidding war heated up for her first post-jail interview.

Two landslides triggered by torrential rain killed at least 19 people and left 10 others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, a government official said Tuesday.

Indonesia has lost one of its most respected clerics; Mohammad Ahmad Sahal Mahfudz, the Rais Aam Syuriah or supreme leader of the country's largest Muslim organization, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), who was also chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI).

With Canberra pressing ahead with its hard-line policy of turning back asylum seekers to Indonesian waters, Jakarta told its neighbor on Wednesday the policy could lead to violations of Indonesia's sovereignty and that it had increased security on its borders to prevent incursions.
Indonesia-Australia tensions escalate


More than 30,000 Indonesians have fled their homes in the capital due to flooding that has left five dead, officials said Sunday, with people using rubber dinghies and wading through waist-deep water to reach safer ground.

Indonesia on Friday demanded Australia suspend its military-led operation to halt the flow of asylum-seekers in a furious response after Canberra apologized for intrusions by its navy into Indonesian waters.

A drawn-out row between the Indonesian government and the mining industry over a mineral export ban has added to growing uncertainty in Southeast Asia's top economy ahead of elections, observers warn.
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