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Rain sets off Indonesia landslide; 2 dead, 16 missing

Torrential rains have triggered a landslide on Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing at least two people and leaving 16 others missing, as emergency personnel digging with their bare hands and farm tools desperately sought to unearth more victims By AGUS BASUKI Associated Press February 15, 2021, 6:53 AM • 2 min read Share to […]

UK man convicted in policeman’s death leaves Bali prison

A British man convicted of murdering a traffic police officer on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali has walked free from prison after completing his sentence By FIRDIA LISNAWATI Associated Press February 11, 2021, 4:16 AM • 2 min read DENPASAR, Indonesia — A British man convicted of murdering a traffic police officer on Indonesia’s tourist […]

Indonesia plane crash: Sriwijaya Air jet throttle may have been faulty, says report

A malfunctioning automatic throttle may have caused the pilots of a Sriwijaya Air jet to lose control, leading to the Boeing 737-500’s plunge into the Java Sea last month, Indonesian investigators have said. National transportation safety committee investigators said on Wednesday they are still struggling to understand why the jet nosedived into the water minutes […]

Indonesia expands effort to recover crashed plane, victims

More searchers and rescuers have joined the search for wreckage and victims from an Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea By EDNA TARIGAN and FADLAN SYAM Associated Press January 15, 2021, 3:44 AM • 2 min read JAKARTA, Indonesia — More searchers and rescuers joined the search Friday for wreckage and […]

Brazil researchers report disappointing 50.4% efficacy for China’s CoronaVac vaccine – Times of India

RIO DE JANEIRO: A coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac showed “general efficacy” of 50.4% in a late-stage trial in Brazil, researchers said on Tuesday, barely enough for regulatory approval and far short of earlier indications. The latest results are a major disappointment for Brazil, as the Chinese vaccine is one of two that the […]

Indonesia plane crash: divers to retrieve black boxes from Sriwijaya Air flight 182

Indonesian divers will try to retrieve the data recorders of a Sriwijaya Air jet on Monday after it plunged into the sea two days ago with 62 people on board minutes after take off from Jakarta’s main airport. Flight SJ182 was headed to Pontianak on Borneo island, about 740 km (460 miles) from Jakarta, on […]

Indonesia landslides kill at least 11, scores missing – Times of India

JAKARTA: At least 11 people were killed, including a six-year-old boy, and scores more were missing after deadly landslides hit Indonesia‘s West Java province, authorities said Sunday. Torrential rains triggered the disaster on Saturday evening in the town of Sumedang, where a second landslide buried residents and a rescue team that had been searching for […]

Indonesia bans militant group Islamic Defenders Front – Times of India

JAKARTA: Indonesia has banned the controversial but politically influential hardline group the Islamic Defender’s Front, the country’s chief security minister announced on Wednesday. Minister Mahfud MD said the group, widely known by its acronym FPI, was prohibited effective immediately. “The government has banned FPI activities and will stop any activities carried out by FPI,” Mahfud […]

The Indonesian clergyman reports for violating COVID-19

An Indonesian clergyman has reported to authorities after he was accused of inducing people to break pandemic restrictions by holding events with large crowds By ACHMAD IBRAHIM and NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press December 12, 2020, 7:04 a.m. • • 2 min read JAKARTA, Indonesia – An Indonesian clergyman reported to authorities on Saturday after he […]