According to news sources, a number of Afghan refugees in the city of Batam, Indonesia, who had demonstrated in front of the city's municipal building in order to speed up their resettlement process, were beaten by an irresponsible group.
Indonesian rescue teams flew helicopters stuffed with food to remote flood-hit communities on Saturday as the death toll from the disaster jumped to 53 and fears grew about the possibility of more torrential rain.
At least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured as fresh unrest erupted in Indonesia's restive Papua region, with some victims burned to death in buildings set ablaze by protesters, authorities say.
Indonesian authorities investigating the recent crash of a passenger plane that killed 189 people on board have announced that the pilots of the Boeing 737 MAX had not been provided with adequate training by the aircraft manufacturer.
A volcano has erupted in the eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi, only days after a devastating earthquake and a subsequent tsunami hit that same area, killing more than 1,400 people and leaving the island’s survivors on a desperate struggle to stay alive.