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Indonesia's Widodo says Islam is ‘tolerant' there

In his first international television interview since being re-elected in May, Indonesian President Joko Widodo denied being concerned about the rise of fundamentalism in his country, saying that the Islam practiced there is tolerant and progressive.

Lion Air plane intact when it crashed, investigators say

The doomed Lion Air flight that crashed into the sea, killing 189 passengers last month, was found to have a malfunctioning air speed indicator for its last four flights -- and, crucially, at the time of the crash, according to the head of Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee.

Lion Air flight recorders retrieved from sea

Indonesia's national search and rescue agency said it found the crashed Lion Air plane's landing gear, the wheels and a large part of the body of the aircraft during Thursday's search.

Lion Air crash investigators hear transponder 'pings'

Indonesian investigators searching for the flight recorders of crashed Lion Air flight 610 have heard transponder "pings" that could lead them to the devices, and answer questions as to why the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 went down, killing 189 people.

No answers in Lion Air crash as bodies pulled from sea

A day after Indonesian Lion Air flight 610 crashed into the sea minutes after takeoff from the capital Jakarta, questions are being asked as to what caused the new Boeing jet to suddenly lose altitude, killing all 189 people on board.

ISIS in Southeast Asia: Philippines battles growing threat

At least 103 people have died in the city of Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao in less than a week as fighters affiliated with the so-called Islamic State engaged in violent clashes with government forces, and martial law was declared over the entire island.