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Police have refused a permit for Lady Gaga to perform in the Indonesian capital next month, bowing to pressure from Islamic groups who voiced strong objections to her "vulgar" style.
Lady Gaga will have to cancel her sold-out show in Indonesia following protests by Islamic hard-liners and conservative lawmakers, who said her sexy clothes and dance moves will corrupt young people.
Indonesian police called Umar Patek "Demolition Man", such was his alleged bomb-making expertise. Yesterday Mr Patek went on trial charged with a string of terrorism-related offences, including assembling the explosives used to blow up two Bali nightclubs in 2002.
Umar Patek tells police how he used household items to make 1,500lb device that killed 202
After twice postponing a visit because of domestic crises, Barack Obama finally returned to his boyhood home of Indonesia yesterday. But he was set to spend less than 24 hours in the world's most populous Muslim nation and the excitement once generated by his return has largely dissipated.
Suharto's 31-year rule was brutal and corrupt. Yet now they want to honour him
Beautiful beaches, exquisite temples, great food, tropical scenery and mighty volcanoes – this Indonesian island has it all, says Iain Stewart
An Indonesian film giving a fictionalised account of Barack Obama's time in the country as a child was premiered yesterday in Jakarta.
British parents lose toddler son as 119 die in Samoan islands tsunami. Death toll from tremors in Indonesia expected to rise sharply
The long-term 'friendly enemies', neighbours Malaysia and Indonesia, clash yet again – this time over the right to claim ownership of the elegantly printed silk and cotton textiles
The President's formative years are well documented, but only now are his mother's exploits in Indonesia coming to light, reports Judith Kampfner
Death toll rises to 57 as Indonesia's President visits island disaster scene
Manchester United chief executive David Gill has defended the club's decision to organise a match in Indonesia as part of this summer's Far East tour.
Suicide bombers posed as guests to blow up the two luxury Indonesian hotels today in the attacks that killed eight and injured more than 50.
Sir Alex Ferguson said the attacks in Jakarta that forced Manchester United to cancel its trip to Indonesia were "terrible news".
On the day the European Tour stopped short of publicly reprimanding Sandy Lyle for accusing their Ryder Cup captain of cheating, one of the leading names in the game warned Colin Montgomerie of the "stigma" that shall always follow him.