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Archipelago

  • Govt urged to stop repressive war against narcotics

    An anti-narcotics network has called on the Indonesian government to stop its aggressive war against narcotics and instead pay more attention to drug-rehabilitation approaches.

  • Cilacap starts evacuating residents as flooding worsens

    The Cilacap administration has told residents in several areas of the regency in Central Java to move to temporary shelters as flooding increases due to incessant rainfall in southern parts of the province over the last five days.

  • Islamic mass organizations participate in securing Christmas celebrations

    The country’s two largest Islamic organizations, Muhammadiyah and Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), are ready to deploy volunteers to work alongside police personnel to provide security ahead of and during Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations in Semarang, Central Java.

  • Garuda to open Manado-Denpasar route

    National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will open direct flights between Manado and Denpasar in February 2015, an official has said.

  • Residents continue protest against cement factory

    Residents of Rembang regency in Central Java have continued their protest against the planned construction of a cement factory in their area.

  • Search called off, 13 still missing in Banjarnegara landslide

    A joint search and rescue (SAR) team at the site of the recent landslide in Banjarnegara, Central Java, ceased work on Sunday, declaring 13 residents still missing in the disaster.

  • Planned Makassar city budget criticized

    The Makassar city 2015 budget proposal submitted by the Makassar municipality has been met with sharp criticism as many of the proposed budget allocations have been deemed irrational.

  • Strong quake hits Halmahera

    A strong earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Sunday evening, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami.

  • ‘Senyap’ film screening canceled, again

    A screening of Senyap (The Look of Silence) that was planned for Sunday at the Yogyakarta Institute of Technology campus was canceled due to the threat of an act of religious intolerance.

  • Australians detained for assault, urination

    Two Australian brothers, Scott O’Hehir, 32, and Timothy O’Hehir, 27, have been detained at the North Kuta Police station after they allegedly assaulted a local man in Canggu village, North Kuta, Bali.

  • 20 villages in Cilacap flooded

    Flood waters had inundated at least 20 villages in several districts in Cilacap regency, Central Java, following heavy rainfall over the last two days, an official said on Sunday.

     

     

  • Paddy fields, homes inundated as floods hit Cilacap

    Incessant heavy rain during the last several days has led to the floods affecting a number of districts in Cilacap regency, Central Java, to continuously expand.

     

     

  • Strong quake hits east Indonesia; no tsunami threat

    A strong earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Sunday evening, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami.

  • Babullah Airport still closed after Mt. Gamalama eruption

    Babullah Airport in Ternate, North Maluku, remains closed as the ongoing volcanic activity of Mount Gamalama, which erupted on Thursday evening, is still considered too dangerous to allow flights to or from the airport located at the foot of the volcano.

  • Banjarnegara ends search for landslide victims

    The search for victims of the landslide in Banjarnegara regency, Central Java, was brought to an end on Sunday, with the official death toll standing at 95 with 13 people still listed as missing.

  • 763 houses in Gresik affected by floods

    At least 763 houses in Gresik, East Java, have been inundated by floods caused by constant heavy rain in the region since Friday.

  • EWS to be installed in areas prone to landslides: BNPB

    The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) is set to install early warning system (EWS) devices in areas prone to landslides in an effort to reduce casualties and fatalities due to landslides in vulnerable regions.

  • Residents, Komnas HAM deny IS report

    Residents and the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) have cast doubt on the existence of the Islamic State (IS), also known as ISIS or ISIL, in the restive regency of Poso in Central Sulawesi, despite the government’s claim that the group is already operating there.

  • Maid abuse suspects’ dossiers handed to court

    Prosecutors in Medan, North Sumatra, have submitted the dossiers of two suspects involved in the abduction, physical abuse and murder of domestic maids at the house of suspects Syamsul Anwar and his family on Jl. Beo, to the Medan District Court on Friday.

  • Police chief: Terror suspects are old players

    Central Sulawesi Police chief Brig. Gen. Idham Azis claimed two terror suspects, Farid Makruf and Ahmad Wahyono, arrested in Poso recently, were old players. Both are strongly believed to be members of the Santoso group, aggressively spreading terror in Poso.

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