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Archipelago

  • Fire guts Yogyakarta flea market

    A fire has gutted a flea market in Wirobrajan, Yogyakarta, destroying around 80 kiosks in the market. The fire, which according to witnesses may have been caused by a short circuit, broke out at around 12 a.m. Friday morning.

     

  • Sumedang regent refuses to go, despite being named graft suspect

    Sumedang Regent Ade Irawan has refused to step down, arguing that he had not as yet received written confirmation from prosecutors regarding his legal status.

  • Gerindra announces Bantul regency hopeful

    The Gerindra Party has officially named Aryo Winoto, a nephew of the late president Soeharto, as its candidate for the office of Bantul regent.

  • American suspects deny involvement in murder

    Heather Lois Mack, 18, and Tommy Schaefer, 21, the US couple who allegedly killed Mack’s mother and put her body into a suitcase, continue to deny the murder accusation leveled against them.

  • Stall owners need temporary kiosks

    On the second day after their kiosks were destroyed by fire, vendors at the Parangtambung market in Makassar, South Sulawesi, are anxiously awaiting a decision from the municipality on the construction of temporary stalls.

  • Councilors use letters of appointment to get loans

    Less than a month after being sworn in as councilors in Bantul regency for the 2014-2019 term of office, many have produced their letters of appointment as councilors as collateral to get loans from banks.

  • Sumedang regent named graft suspect

    The West Java Prosecutors’ Office has named Sumedang Regent Ade Irawan a suspect in graft allegations connected to a series of trips he took when he served as Cimahi City Council (DPRD) speaker.

  • Smoldering

    Mount Slamet spews lava and gas during its eruption as seen from Pandansari village in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia, Thursday. (AP/Idhad Zakaria)

  • Air pollution

    A boat passes next to the Ampera bridge as thick haze blankets in Palembang on Thursday. Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday agreed to ratify a regional agreement on cross-border haze as fires ripped through forests in the west of the country, choking neighboring Singapore with hazardous smog. (AFP /Abdul Qodir)

  • Gotcha!

    A sharia policeman stops motorists wearing tight trousers in Banda Aceh on Thursday. Aceh is the only province in Indonesia to implement sharia law where Muslim women are obliged to wear Muslim clothes, covering their hair with veils and no tight trousers. (AFP/Chaideer Mahyuddin)

  • Gerindra names Soeharto’s nephew as party nominee for Bantul regent post

    The Gerindra Party has officially named Aryo Winoto, the nephew of the late president Soeharto, to run for the Bantul regent's office.

     

  • Thick smog covers Jambi, schools closed

    The Jambi Environmental Management Board (BLHID) has announced that the air quality in Jambi is poor and not of a safe enough standard for local residents.

     

  • Mt. Slamet erupts again, residents urged to remain calm, vigilant

    After a four-day lull, Mount Slamet erupted several times between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, spewing ash and lava high into the air.

  • Group threatens to close down LGBT seminar

    YOGYAKARTA: A radical group has threatened to use force to close down a seminar on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues organized by Sanata Dharma University’s School of Psychology.

  • Traditional market, homes catch fire

    A fire broke out Tuesday evening at Parangtambung Market and a nearby upscale housing complex on Jl. Daeng Tata in Parangtambung subdistrict, Makassar, South Sulawesi.

  • OPM combatant killed in gunfight

    A member of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) separatist organization was killed Wednesday in a shoot-out with Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers at the Pirime airfield in Lanny Jaya regency, Papua.

  • Blowing its top

    Mount Slamet spews volcanic material, seen from Guci village, Tegal regency, Central Java, on Wednesday. The volcano was active on Wednesday from 10:30AM until 13:45PM with eight eruptions generating a lava flow of 1.5 kilometers. (Antara)

  • Radical group threatens to close down LGBT seminar in Yogyakarta

    A radical group has threatened to use force to close down a seminar on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues organized by Sanata Dharma University’s School of Psychology.

     

     

     

  • Batanghari firefighters bring fires under control

    Batanghari Forestry Agency official Afrizal has announced that the agency has managed to extinguish widespread fires across Batanghari regency, Jambi.

  • Lake Toba Festival to kick off on Wednesday

    The annual Lake Toba Festival in Toba Samosir regency, which will be held from Sept. 17 to 21 will feature not only various arts and cultural events but also a number of sports activities.