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Archipelago

  • Yogyakarta to build volcano archaeology study center

    The government is set to build a volcano archaeology study center from which people can get information about the history of temples buried by Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta, a culture conservation official has said.

  • Anticorruption badges to adorn Makassar school uniforms

    School uniforms in Makassar, South Sulawesi, will soon display badges featuring antidrug and anticorruption messages.

  • Thick haze blankets Pekanbaru

    Several tall buildings in Pekanbaru, Riau province, were blanketed by thick haze on Tuesday morning.

  • 6 killed in Padang Sidempuan landslide

    Six people were killed and one survived in a landslide that hit homes in Silayang-layang subdistrict, Padang Sidempuan, North Sumatra, on Monday afternoon.

  • Graft suspect campaigns again for Barru regent

    Barru Regent Andi Idris Syukur on Monday registered as incumbent regent candidate at the Barru General Elections Commission (KPUD), even though the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Directorate (Bareskrim) has named him a graft suspect.

  • Borobudur hosts international astronomy olympiad

    Borobudur Temple will play host to the annual International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) and the event was officially opened on Monday by the Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Minister Anies Baswedan.

  • Strong earthquake jostles Papua

    A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, shook Memberamo Raya regency in Papua at 4:41 a.m. West Indonesian Time on Tuesday, according to the Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

  • Islands in focus: Rejection of Engeline case pretrial urged

    Mass organization Laskar Bali has called on Denpasar District Court (PN) judge Achmed Peten Sili to reject a pretrial hearing request in the murder case of Engeline Margriet Megawe, 8, who was found dead in the backyard of her family’s house in Denpasar, Bali, on May 10.

  • Islands in focus: NTT council calls for halt to airport project

    East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) legislative council speaker Anwar Pua Geno has urged the provincial administration to shelve a plan to build an airport on Adonara Island, East Flores, given protests from land owners who currently use the land for farming.

  • Islands in focus: Sarolangun to build drug rehab center

    The Sarolangun regency administration plans to build a drug rehabilitation center this year in Sungai Baung village, Sarolangun, Jambi.

  • Islands in focus: Korean held for liquor theft

    The police have arrested a South Korean citizen, Kim Jong-sung, 37, for stealing imported alcoholic drinks of various brands that were worth hundreds of millions of rupiah from a warehouse in the Donowati area of Surabaya.

  • Haze may force authorities to send students home

    Thick haze caused by lingering forest and land fires in Riau province may force local authorities to send students home due to poor air quality.

  • 31 foreigners nabbed in Medan cybercrime case

    The police apprehended 31 foreigners at an upscale residence in the Tasbih housing complex in Medan on Monday for their alleged roles as members of an international cybercrime network.

  • Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia's Papua province

    A strong earthquake has rocked Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua early Tuesday, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

  • Judge urged to reject pre-trial hearing request in Engeline’s murder case

    Mass organization Laskar Bali has called on Denpasar District Court (PN) judge, Achmed Peten Sili, to reject a pre-trial hearing request in the murder case of Engeline, 8, who was found dead in the backyard of her family’s house in Denpasar, Bali, on May 10.

  • Islands in focus: 5.7 magnitude earthquake jolts Java

    A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the southern part of Java early on Saturday, creating brief panic among local residents.

  • Islands in focus: Official arrested for drug consumption at office

    The Polewali Mandar Police in West Sulawesi has arrested a Polewali Mandar regional administration official for allegedly keeping and consuming crystal methamphetamine at his workplace.

  • Islands in focus: Authorities on alert after Tolikara incident

    The Palu Police in Central Sulawesi said on Saturday that at least 300 police and military personnel had been deployed to secure 78 churches and four Buddhist viharas in the city in anticipation of potential attacks to houses of worship following the recent deadly brawl involving Muslims and Christians in Tolikara, Papua.

  • Islands in focus: Seven killed in Cipali highway accident

    Seven people died on Friday evening on the newly-opened Cikopo-Palimanan (Cipali) toll road in West Java after the vehicle they were traveling in collided with a bus coming from the opposite direction.

  • Elephant relocated from housing complex

    After a long and risky effort, the Riau Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) on Saturday evening managed to relocate a wild Sumatran elephant from a residential area in the provincial capital of Pekanbaru.