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People gather outside during an earthquake evacuation near Darwin Entertainment Centre in Darwin, Australia. Photograph: Harriet Robinson/via Reuters

A strong earthquake has struck in Indonesia’s Banda Sea, with the tremor felt in the north of Australia. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude(...)

Indonesian president Joko Widodo and first lady Iriana Joko Widodo show their ink-stained fingers after casting their ballots  in Jakarta on Wednesday. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Indonesian president Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as “quick count” results from Wednesday’s election rolled in, but his challenger clai(...)

Damaged houses after quakes in Selong on the resort island of Lombok. Photograph: Badan Nasional/AFP/Getty Images

The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides in Indonesia has climbed to 79, officials have said. The (...)

Ambai, who fled to a women’s shelter after her husband hit her with a tire iron and put a gun to her neck, in Goroka, Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Ben C Solomon/The New York Times

Claiming that the rice she had cooked for dinner was too hot, Ambai’s husband suddenly punched her in the temple and dragged her out of the house by h(...)

US president Donald  Trump walks off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said his administration will release a full report in the next two days about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khasho(...)

Rescuers evacuate the survivor of a crashed  aircraft in Papua, Indonesia. Photograph: Papua Cendrawasih Military Command/EPA

Indonesian search and rescue teams found eight bodies and one survivor after a small plane crashed in the eastern province of Papua, local police sai(...)

Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Martin Freeman and host Graham Norton at a taping of ‘The Graham Norton Show’ in London, England. Photograph: PA Images on behalf of So TV/PA Wire

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.30pm This week’s instalment of the Irish institution sees Ryan interview rising star Barry Keoghan about his j(...)

The “shared space between words and land” is the theme of an exhibition by visual artist Dolores Lyne in the Black Gate cultural centre. Photograph: Getty Images

The response of authors to threats to ecosystems and indigenous cultures and the impact of climate change is one of several themes of this year’s Cúir(...)

 Aubrey Lynch, an elder from the Wongatha Aboriginal language group, who participated in a study of a group of Aboriginal Australians which concluded that all humans from non-African populations are descended from a single wave of migrants who left Africa about 72,000 years ago. Photograph: Preben Hjort/Mayday Film/PA Wire

New DNA research from an international team of scientists shows the ancestors of Aboriginal Australians and Papua New Guineans diverged from Eurasian (...)

Family members of a passenger on board a crashed Trigana Air flight provide information to a police identification team at Sentani Airport near Jayapura, Papua province, Indonesia on Monday. Photograph: Lucky R/Antara Foto/Reuters

All 54 people on board a Trigana Air aircraft were killed in a crash two days ago in Indonesia’s Papua province, the latest in a string of aviation d(...)

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