Indonesia Plans to Use Crocodiles as Prison Guards

Chris Thompson · 11/09/15 10:38PM

Indonesia—having passed on half-measures like shadow-triggered spear-walls and dogs with bees in their mouth and when they bark they shoot bees—has come up with an outside-the-box idea for guarding its death row drug convicts: crocodiles. A body of water teeming with crocodiles.

U.S. Couple Allegedly Murdered, Stuffed Mom Into Suitcase on Vacation

Allie Jones · 08/15/14 10:00AM

Indonesian police charged a young American couple with murder in Bali today. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, allegedly killed Heather's mom, stuffed her into a suitcase, and left the suitcase in the trunk of a taxi. Mack and Schaefer say 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack was killed by robbers.

Governor of Jakarta Elected President of Indonesia

Aleksander Chan · 07/22/14 06:59PM

After a tight, contentious race, Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was elected Indonesia's seventh president with 53.15 percent of 130 million estimated votes. "This victory is a victory for all the people of Indonesia," Widodo, a former furniture businessman, told his supporters in Jakarta, Tuesday. Widodo is Indonesia's third president elected by direct vote; the country became the world's third-largest democracy just decades ago.

Dayna Evans · 06/28/14 01:05PM

Muslim women in Jakarta, Indonesia perform an evening prayer called "tarawih" to mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. During the month, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and sex from dawn until dusk every day. Image via AP/Tatan Syuflana.

Sarah Hedgecock · 04/10/14 12:00PM

Indonesian soldiers train their weapons at an airplane piloted by Heinz Peier of Switzerland after it was intercepted by jet fighters and forced to land at Soewondo Air Base in North Sumatra on Thursday. Peier was on a flight from Colombo to Singapore when he entered Indonesian airspace illegally, an Air Force official said. Image via Binsar Bakkara/AP.

Taylor Berman · 04/09/14 06:50AM

Voters cast their ballots Wednesday during a parliamentary election in Indonesia. The outcome from the vote will determine the candidates for July's highly anticipated presidential election. Image via Dita Alangkara/AP.

Sarah Hedgecock · 04/01/14 04:50PM

A Balinese girl tries to avoid a kiss during the Omed Omedan kissing festival in Bali, Indonesia, on Tuesday. During the festival, village priests dump buckets of water over couples to douse their passions. Image via Firdia Lisnawati/AP.

Sarah Hedgecock · 01/15/14 03:31PM

[People walk during an ash fall following the eruption of Mount Sinabung as seen from inside a car in Payung, North Sumatra, Indonesia on Wednesday. The volcano has sporadically erupted since September. Image via Binsar Bakkara/AP.]

Lacey Donohue · 11/24/13 07:09PM

[Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke seen from Tigapancur village on Sunday in Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung erupted eight times overnight and the Indonesian government raised the alert level for the volcano to the highest point on a four-stage scale. Photo by Ulet Ifansasti via Getty]