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Archipelago

  • Police no longer consider Iwik a murder suspect

    The Yogyakarta Police say they respect the decision of the Bantul District Court to acquit Dwi Sumadji, alias Iwik, of the murder of journalist Fuad Muhammad Syafruddin, alias Udin, 18 years ago.

  • Cows sent to Riau for sacrifice day

    To help fulfill the need for livestock for Idul Adha (Islamic day of sacrifice), which will fall on Oct. 5 this year, local suppliers in Riau have brought in 23,000 cows from outside the province, an increase of 2,000 compared to last year’s figure.

  • Australian officials visit bombing memorial amid ISIL concerns

    Amid concerns over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) movement, Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan and deputy commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Andrew Colvin visited the Bali bombing memorial site in Kuta Friday morning.

  • Police: Room disagreement preceded Bali killing

    Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman's mother at a resort hotel on Indonesia's Bali island said Thursday the three had a disagreement over who was paying for the rooms, but that a motive for the crime has not been established.

  • Police arrest 31 Nias youth for fear of clash

    Batam Police arrested 31 young men — all of whom are from Nias Island in North Sumatra — in Batam, Riau Islands, for allegedly disturbing residents at the Taman Sejati housing complex in Batam Center, Batam, around dawn on Friday.

  • Free vaccination

    An elementary school student receives on Friday a measles vaccination as one of her friends looks on at state elementary school SDN 139 in Palembang, South Sumatra. (Antara)

  • US murder suspects remain tight-lipped

    US murder suspects Heather Lois Mack, 19, and boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, have remained tight-lipped and have refused to talk to the police regarding the death of Mack’s mother, 62-year-old Sheila Von Weise Mack.

  • Residents shocked as regent named as bribery suspect

    Residents of Central Tapanuli, North Sumatra, expressed their disbelief over the recent decision of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to name Central Tapanuli Regent Raja Bonaran Situmeang as a graft suspect in relation to the 2011 regional election.

  • Juvenile inmates prepare to graduate via distance learning

    Firman, 18, an inmate at the Palembang Juvenile Penitentiary in South Sumatra, smiled after learning that he could continue his school studies from behind bars.

  • W. Java environmental destruction continues

    West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan, West Java Police chief Insp. Gen. M. Iriawan and High Prosecutor’s Office head Ferry Wibisono signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on integrated environmental law enforcement, as part of efforts to resolve cases of environmental violations in the province, at the Gedung Sate City Hall in Bandung on Thursday.

  • Black powder explodes in police storage

    Evidence in the form of 29 kilograms of black powder exploded in storage at the Semarang Police headquarters on Thursday morning.

  • Transfer of French journalists to police delayed

    The transfer of two French journalists, currently being detained in Papua’s provincial capital of Jayapura, from the immigration office to the Papua Police was delayed on Thursday as the police had not prepared a proper detention cell.

  • Bandung airport expansion to begin next month

    Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil says the Husein Sastranegara International Airport terminal expansion project is set to begin in September.

  • Makassar conducive as Constitutional Court reads verdict

    The situation in South Sulawesi and West Sulawesi has remained normal during the reading out of the ruling by the Constitutional Court on the 2014 presidential election dispute filed by losing presidential candidate pair Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa on Thursday. At 5 p.m. local time, local residents in the two provinces continued to go about their daily activities.

  • Police: Room disagreement preceded Bali killing

    Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman's mother at a resort hotel on Indonesia's Bali island said Thursday the three had a disagreement over who was paying for the rooms, but that a motive for the crime has not been established.

  • 2 Americans arrested in Bali under suicide watch

    An American couple arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase at a resort hotel are being held under a suicide watch, their appointed lawyer said Wednesday.

  • Batam refuses entry to foreigners due to unruly behavior

    The Batam Immigration Office turned away 211 foreigners at its gates in July 2014, allegedly due to reasons such as disobedience, rowdy and drunken behavior, as well as lack of visas.

  • Musicians promote N. Sumatran tourism with concert

    To help promote North Sumatran tourism to the global market, 80 Austrian musicians, in cooperation with the Indonesian Association of Tourism Employers (ASPPI) held an orchestral concert of Batak music at the Tiara Convention Centre in Medan on Wednesday evening.

  • Bali police arrest seven, including French national, during drug raids

    In separate raids, police have apprehended seven people, including a French national, for allegedly possessing and selling drugs in Denpasar recently.

  • Bandung still plagued by traffic and trash despite top 10 ranking

    After two years of being left out of the top 10 in the Most Livable City Index (MLCI) survey conducted by the Indonesian Association of Planners (IAP), Bandung in West Java has been ranked the seventh most livable city in the country.