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.
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.
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.
[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]