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Archipelago

  • Sukabumi landslide kills 1, buries 9 others

    A landslide killed a teenager, left nine others missing and destroyed six houses in Cireungas subdistrict in Sukabumi, West Java, at around 11 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Quakes hit Gorontalo, Manokwari

    A quake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted Gorontalo province in Sulawesi, following a milder tremor that hit Manokwari, West Papua, hours earlier on Sunday morning.

  • War exercise in Poso not for terrorist operation, TNI says

    The Indonesian Military (TNI) is insisting that the joint combat exercise in Poso, Central Sulawesi, is not aimed at arresting members of a terrorist network, but added that if soldiers apprehended any of the group, the TNI would hand them over to the police.

  • 6 years after quake, almost 2,000 families remain displaced

    The government’s plan to resettle 1,903 families displaced by the 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 30, 2009, in West Sumatra, has again been delayed.

  • Search continues as seven still missing in Belawan waters

    The search for the seven missing crew members of the KM Kumala Endah freighter, which sank in Belawan waters, North Sumatra, was fruitless as of Friday afternoon and would continue until next week.

  • Islands in focus: US defendant’s baby rushed to hospital

    Denpasar: After spending four nights in a cell at Kerobokan prison, the baby of American teenager Heather Lois Mack, herself accused of killing her mother, was rushed to hospital on Friday morning.

  • Islands in focus: Orang Rimba get land in govt, firm deal

    JAMBI: Plantation firm PT Wahana Perintis has decided to give 114 hectares of its rubber plantations to the Orang Rimba tribe in Batanghari regency, Jambi.

  • Islands in focus: Veloso transferred to Nusakambangan

    YOGYAKARTA: Yogyakarta High Prosecutor’s Office head I Gede Sudiatmaja says his office is preparing to transfer Filipino death row inmate Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso from Wirogunan Penitentiary in Yogyakarta to Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap, Central Java, after her plea for clemency was rejected by the Supreme Court.

  • Islands in focus: Interruptions delay Peradin congress

    MAKASSAR: The Association of Indonesian Advocates (Peradin) national congress in Makassar, South Sulawesi, was marred by prolonged interruptions, with the plenary session unable to be held on Friday.

  • TNI deployment in Poso for training, not to chase terrorists

    The ongoing tri-service military exercise in Poso, Central Sulawesi, was being held not to hunt down the notorious Santoso-led terrorist group but was purely an exercise, Indonesian Army chief spokesman Brig. Gen. Wuryanto said on Thursday.

  • Surabaya strives to shorten licensing process

    The Surabaya city government in East Java is committed to shortening the licensing process in housing construction to six months from two years.

  • Island in focus: Yogyakarta free of bird flu

    Based on research conducted in the past one-and-a half years in a number of commercial poultry centers, Yogyakarta is now free of the H5N1 virus, also known as the avian influenza, or bird flu virus, a researcher from Yogyakarta’s Gadjah Mada University said on Thursday.

  • Island in focus: Express ferry service canceled after losses

    The Cantika Express ferry service has halted its operation to Sabu Island in East Nusa Tenggara, blaming financial losses caused by a rise in fuel prices and urging the government to provide subsidies.

  • Island in focus: KPK grills two former Riau legislators

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators on Thursday questioned former Riau legislative Council (DPRD) speaker Djohar Firdaus and former councilor A. Kirjauhari, who served from 2009 to 2014, at the State Police Academy (SPN) in Pekanbaru, Riau, on suspicion of bribery intended to accelerate the approval of the Riau provincial budget in 2015.

  • Island in focus: Foreign fishermen will be deported soon

    Six of nine foreign fishermen, caught recently by customs and excise officers in Sulawesi waters for illegal fishing, will soon be deported to their countries of origin, while the boat skipper is still undergoing a legal process in Palu, Central Sulawesi.

  • Kerinci Seblat park rejects road construction

    The management of the Kerinci Seblat National Park in West Sumatra and Jambi provinces has confirmed that it will not allow roads to be built within the park due to the potential of environmental damage.

  • RI should use Bandung conference to resolve conflicts

    Indonesia should capitalize on the opportunity presented by the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference to help mediate regional conflicts, including the South China Sea dispute, an expert said on Thursday.

  • Soldiers arrive for combat training

    Hundreds of Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers are arriving in Palu, Central Sulawesi, and will later head to Poso regency to join a military exercise, in an area where a suspected terrorist group is operating.

  • TNI at forefront of IS prevention in Sulawesi

    The Military Region Command (Kodam) VII/Wirabuna is stepping up monitoring and surveillance to prevent the Islamic State (IS) militant group from entering and spreading its influence in Sulawesi, a commander has said.

  • Islands in focus: Danish firm set to build power plant in NTT

    Denmark-based firm Vestas, in cooperation with PT Asian Grand Capital and PT Bayu Alam Sejahtera, would build a wind-fueled power plant in South Central Timor regency in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), an executive said on Wednesday.

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