Blazes have been raging on Sumatra and Borneo islands with Indonesia deploying water-bombing helicopters and thousands of security forces to tackle them. In recent days, fires sent toxic smog floating over Malaysia triggering a diplomatic row.
More than a thousand people have been injured after a tsunami - caused by the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano - struck coastal areas between Sumatra and Java islands on Saturday night, officials say.
Search and rescue services are reported to have found body parts following the crash of flight JT 610 shortly after take off from Indonesia's capital, Jakarta. An Indonesian rescue official says they're not expecting to find any survivors.
Search and rescue teams using rubber boats have spread across Lake Toba in search of any survivors from a ferry accident in Indonesia
Authorities had previously said at least 80 people were thought to be on board the ferry that sank in rough weather in Indonesia's Lake Toba. It is believed it may be much more.
An x-ray showed at least 130 airgun pellets in the great ape's body, including more than 70 in its head, the Center for Orangutan Protection said.
An Indonesian police spokesman says 77 of the inmates, of approximately 200 who had escaped, had been recaptured. The prisoners escaped after tearing down a gate near a mosque in the prison complex after being allowed out of their cells to pray.
Indonesia will impose tougher penalties on child sex offenders including the death penalty and chemical castration.
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