Indonesia has set itself up nicely for fair presidential elections next year, but corruption and party oligarchs threaten the its future.
The pop-star Lady Gaga and Indonesian churches have both been the recent target of a thuggish group called the Islam Defenders Front.
Indonesia and Egypt are large. They're Muslim. They've thrown off long-standing dictators. These similarities aren't particularly meaningful.
'Shoestring philanthropist' Gold pairs tiny but powerful donations with acts of kindness
Karangetang volcano burst just after midnight when heavy rains broke the volcano's hot lava dome, which spit out 1,110-degree clouds of gas over Indonesia.
Civet coffee, which comes from the dung of civet cats, is known as the world's most expensive coffee. Islamic leaders in Indonesia could make a ruling on the cleanliness of civet coffee as early as Tuesday.
A man pushes his scooter through a flooded street in the southern Indian city of Chennai (formerly Madras) on Wednesday.
The UN Atlas of Endangered Languages lists 18 languages with only one remaining speaker. With about one language disappearing every two weeks, some of these have probably already died off.