Indonesian villagers cover their faces from Mount Sinabung’s ash  at Sukandebi village in Karo, North Sumatra. Photograph: Dedi Sahputra/EPA

A volcano in western Indonesia has unleashed a new powerful burst of volcanic ash. Authorities have been closely monitoring 2,460m (8,070ft) Mount Sin(...)

Rohingya migrant children who arrived by boat, receive biscuits from a volunteer at the port of Julok village in Kuta Binje, Indonesia’s Aceh Province on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Malaysia and Indonesia said on Wednesday they would offer temporary shelter to 7,000 “boat people” adrift at sea in rickety boats, but made clear t(...)

A motorcyclist, with his face covered with ash and wearing a mask, stops to rest at Perteguhan village in Karo district, Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, today. Photograph: Roni Bintang/Reuters

A powerful burst of hot ash and gravel has erupted from a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia, sending panicking villagers fleeing down the mountain(...)

Police officers stand guard outside Tanjung Gusta prison, which was set ablaze by inmates after a riot broke out last night. Five prisoners were killed and hundreds escaped during the riot. Photograph: Roni Bintang/Reuters

Scores of inmates, including terrorists, are still on the run after escaping from a crowded Indonesian jail that was still burning today after prisone(...)