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Archipelago

  • Diponegoro Military Command chief replaced

    Diponegoro IV Military Command chief Maj. Gen. Sunindyo is being replaced by Maj. Gen. Bayu Purwiyono, who previously served as the Army Chief of Staff’s logistic assistant. Sunindyo, a former commando, is to be posted as a lecturer at the military training school.

  • Pratikno officially resigns from UGM rector post

    Newly appointed state secretary, Pratikno, had officially submitted his resignation as rector of Gadjah Mada University (UGM) via a letter dated Oct. 18, a university official said.

  • Jambi reports pilgrims infected with MERS

    Two Jambi residents, who just returned from performing a haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, are reported to have contracted Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a viral respiratory disease caused by the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

  • 24 ports prepared for Jokowi’s ‘sea toll road’

    Eastern Indonesia is currently set to prepare for the acceleration of the “sea toll road” maritime program initiated by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

  • 20 kids die, 438 suffer from malnutrition in NTB this year

    Cases of malnutrition among children under 5 years old in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) had claimed 20 lives this year as of July, according to data from the provincial health agency.

  • Archeologists analyzing ancient staple food

    Experts from the Yogyakarta Archeological Center are still analyzing the remains of ancient maize, rice, coconut and nutmeg recently found at the Liyangan site in Purbosari village, Temanggung, Central Java.

  • Singaporean’s fate remains undecided

    The fate of Singaporean Lim Yong Nam, 40, who is wanted by the US Justice Department for exporting a number of US-made electronic devices for bombs in Iran and Iraq, remains unclear.

  • Pupils go hungry during World Food Day

    Elementary school pupils participating in a 34th World Food Day commemoration in Semarang, Central Java, on Wednesday were starving after waiting for Semarang Regent Mundjirin for three hours.

  • 17 pharmaceutical companies in E. Java do not meet int’l standards

    Seventeen out of 38 pharmaceutical companies in East Java have not yet implemented internationally standardized drug manufacturing procedures, triggering worries that locally manufactured medicines will lag behind from the ones produced by other countries in the competitive free market after the implementation of ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, a report has said.

     

     

     

     

  • Jambi prone to fires due to excessive peatland conversion

    The excessive expansion of oil palm plantations in Jambi is among the major causes of the increasing number of peat fires every year.

  • Fossilized maize, rice found in Temanggung

    Liyangan archaeological site on the slope of Mount Sindoro in Temanggung regency, Central Java, has again proven its position as home to one of main archeological findings in Indonesia after archeologists from the Yogyakarta Archeology Agency found the fossilized remnants of staple foods, comprising maize and rice, still inside a bamboo basket at the site.

  • HIV/AIDS infects 152 housewives, 31 children: Commission

    The West Nusa Tenggara-chapter National AIDS Commission (KPAP NTB) says the number of HIV/AIDS infections reported in the province has continued to increase with a wider reach, now also affecting previously low-risk groups such as housewives and children.

  • Police undecided over arrested Singaporean’s fate

    A police official says the police are still questioning Singaporean Lim Yong Nam, who was arrested at Interpol’s request over alleged involvement in abetting terrorism.

  • Another foreign plane intercepted by RI fighter jets

    A Singaporean civilian airplane allegedly flying over Indonesian airspace without proper documentation was intercepted by two Indonesian Air Force fighter jets and forced to land at Supadio Air Force Base in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, on Tuesday.

  • Two bodies found in Malacca Strait

    Local fishermen found the bodies of a man and woman drifting in the Malacca Strait, in waters between Panipahan and Jemur Island, in Rokan Hilir regency, Riau, over the weekend.

  • Police officer sells ammo to armed group

    Police officer First Brig. Tanggam Jikwa, of the Nduga Police station in Nduga regency, Papua, has been arrested and is at risk of being dismissed from his unit for selling ammunition to an armed civilian group in Wamena, Jayawijaya, Papua.

  • Blue whale still stranded in Lembata

    Five endangered blue whales became stranded on a beach in Watodiri village’s Waienga Bay in Ile Ape district, Lembata Island regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) on Oct. 18.

  • I want to ride my bike

    Dozens of workers push their motorbikes during a protest rally in Banda Aceh, Aceh, on Tuesday. They were protesting the government's plan to raise the price of subsidized fuel. (Antara/Ampelsa)

  • Troubled waters

    Fishing boats lay moored in the Belawan estuary, Medan, North Sumatra, on Tuesday. Fishermen in the area have been unable to go out to sea due to inclement weather. (Antara)

  • One dead in brutal daytime robbery

    A gang of alleged robbers in Pekanbaru, Riau, dragged a victim from his motorcycle in busy traffic in front of the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) office on Jl. Sudirman, on Monday.

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