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Archipelago

  • Finishing touches

    Construction workers complete the last stages of the construction of the eighth dome of the Al-Markazul Islamy Grand Mosque in Lhokseumawe, Aceh, on Thursday. The mosque, on which building began in 1990, has nine domes, an Islamic school, a museum, a function hall, a library, a guest house, a kindergarten and a number of shops.

  • Abandoned baby found alive in plastic bag

    A Larangan district resident in Pamekasan regency, East Java, found a newborn baby dumped in a gutter, wrapped in a plastic bag, apparently abandoned only hours after its birth.

  • Jayapura Police admit shooting allegation

    The Jayapura Police finally confirmed on Thursday afternoon that one of their members had killed a resident of Jayapura, Papua earlier this morning after previously denying the allegation.

  • Another Papuan resident shot and killed by 'cop'

    Another resident of Jayapura, Papua is dead and is suspected of having being shot and killed at 8:30 a.m. local time on Thursday, barely hours after a unknown shooter had taken the life of a civil servant the night before.

  • Mystery shooter kills civil servant in Jayapura

    A civil servant of the Cendrawasih Military Command XVII was shot to dead by an unknown assailant in the city of Jayapura, Papua, on Wednesday night.

  • Samarinda districts prone to fire: Official

    A local official has unveiled that 21 out of 53 districts in Samarinda, East Kalimantan are prone to fire.

     

  • Motorcycle gang members beaten up after Makassar trial

    Dozens of angry students attacked two motorcycle gang members, Rizal Jaya and Adnan, right after the latter’s trial outside the courtroom in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Wednesday.

  • Bridge to nowhere

    A woman walks over an ersatz bamboo bridge to her home in Tambaksari, a “disappearing” village in Demak, Central Java, on Wednesday.

  • Foreign broadcasts threaten sovereignty: KPI

    Border areas are prone to foreign media infiltration, which, according to the Indonesian Broadcast Commission (KPI), is a threat to the country’s sovereignty.

  • Students demand transparency in CSR funds

    Students rallied in front of the West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Development Planning Board (Bappeda) office in Mataram to demand transparency in the management of corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds.

  • Unhas reduces tuition fees

    Hasanuddin University (Unhas) intends to reduce its tuition fees by Rp 300,000 (US$32.4) per year per student as from next semester.

  • Barge bashes bridge, isolates Galang Baru

    A collapsed pillar on the Raja Kecil Bridge has disrupted transportation and isolated thousands on Galang Baru Island from Batam after it was struck by a 50,000-ton barge on Wednesday.

  • Knowledge can help reduce impact of global warming

    People have the capability to minimize the impact of ecological disasters caused by global warming, according to a researcher.

  • Soldiers run amok after comrade killed

    Violence gripped Papua on Wednesday with a soldier killed and — in separate incidents — two people injured by gunshots.

  • Indonesia may not have ‘silent majority’

    Increasing religious intolerance as documented in a recent survey should be blamed on official indecisiveness in confronting hostile radical groups, an activist has said.

  • Drug addict inmates seek hypnotherapy remedy

    In its attempt to provide assistance for its drug addict inmates, Kediri Prison in East Java has organized sessions for hypnotherapists to practice their skills with 117 inmates who currently have problems with drug addiction.

  • Former Pati regent sentenced to 18 months in prison for graft

    Former Pati regent Tasiman was convicted for corruption and sentenced to an 18-month prison term on Wednesday.

  • Want to get married in Bungo? Recite Koranic verses first

    Bungo Religious Affairs Agency in Jambi will require residents to be able to recite the Koran before they can marry.

  • Soldiers kill child before being attacked in Wamena: Source

    Two soldiers with the Indonesian Military (TNI) reportedly fatally hit a child while riding a motorbike before they were attacked by an angry mob in Honai Lama, Wamena, Jayawijaya regency in Papua on Wednesday afternoon local time, unconfirmed reports say.

  • Soldier stabbed to death in Papua

    A member of the Indonesian Military (TNI) has been stabbed to death after being attacked by an angry mob in Wamena, Jayawijaya regency in Papua on Wednesday afternoon local time.

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