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Archipelago

  • Riau journalist assaulted - again

    Fakhri Rubiyanto, one of the journalists assaulted by Air Force officers when covering a jet crash in Riau last month, has once again been physically attacked, this time by four unidentified men in Pekanbaru on Wednesday night.

  • Pint-sized models

    Kindergarten children wearing batik apparel participate in a parade to celebrate the Islamic New Year in Pamekasan, East Java on Thursday. Thousands of elementary and junior high school students in Pamekasan also joined the parade.

  • Wade to school

    Parents and students wade across the Surantih River to reach a school in Jorong Lambung Bukik, Sutera district, West Sumatra, on Wednesday. The children of at least 35 families are forced to wade across the river every day due to the lack of a bridge.

  • Missing climbers on Mt. Arjuno found

    Four mountain climbers who reported missing on Mount Arjuno, Pasuruan regency, East Java on Wednesday have finally been found.

  • New sight

    A patient carries an infusion bottle after undergoing free cataract surgery at Mulia Regional Hospital in Puncak Jaya regency, Papua, on Wednesday. The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held free cataract surgeries for people who live in remote areas in Papua.

  • Four Bandung climbers missing on Mt. Arjuno

    Four mountain climbers from Bandung have been reported missing on Mount Arjuno, Pasuruan regency, East Java.

  • Medan workers rally for more wages

    Thousands of workers from the Medan Industrial Zone (KIM) in Medan, North Sumatra, rallied on Tuesday, calling a proposal to raise the monthly minimum wage (UMK) to Rp 1.46 million (US$162) “inhumane”.

  • Low prices may ruin tobacco farmers in Lombok

    Tobacco farmers in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), say that low demand and a declining sales price for Virginia-variety tobacco are threatening their livelihoods.

  • Limited land in Bali drives investors northward

    Limited land availability in the southernmost part of Bali, especially Badung and Denpasar, has driven investors northward, a property analyst said.

  • Overflowing rivers cause major flooding in Bengkulu

    Major flooding has hit parts of Bengkulu province due to overflowing rivers after incessant heavy rain over the last several days. The heavily affected areas included Central Bengkulu, South Bengkulu, Seluma, Mukomuko and Kaur regencies, and Bengkulu City.

  • Islands in focus: Former Salatiga mayor arrested for corruption

    John Manoppo, former mayor of Salatiga in Central Java, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in a fraud case related to a road construction project in 2008.

  • Islands in focus: Antiterror sweep in Tamanjeka ends

    Police have ended an antiterrorist sweep by withdrawing around 300 officers and Army personnel from Gunung Biru in Tamanjeka, 30 kilometers from Poso, Central Sulawesi.

  • Sampang attack defendant stands trial

    Salikin, a 25-year-old man allegedly involved in a deadly attack on Shia followers in Sampang, East Java, stood trial on Tuesday at the Surabaya District Court.

  • Former Salatiga mayor arrested for corruption

    John Manoppo, former mayor of Salatiga in Central Java, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in a fraud case related to a road construction project in 2008.

  • Antiterror sweep in Tamanjeka ends

    Police have ended an antiterrorist sweep by withdrawing around 300 officers and Army personnel from Gunung Biru in Tamanjeka, 30 kilometers from Poso, Central Sulawesi.

  • Islands in focus: One dies in village clash in N. Sulawesi

    A clash occurred between Poyowa Kecil and Mongondow villagers, claiming one life and leaving three residents and two police officers injured in South Kotamobagu district, Bolaang Mongondow, North Sulawesi, on Sunday night.

  • Islands in focus: Islamic New Year’s Eve ceremonies

     Yogyakarta officials and residents are gearing up for various ceremonies and rituals to greet the 1434th Islamic New Year’s Eve, locally known as Satu Suro, on Wednesday night.

  • Islands in focus: Death toll in W. Sulawesi flood reaches 15

    Mamasa: The death toll in Thursday’s flash flood and landslide that hit Kabanniran hamlet, Sumarorong district, Mamasa regency, West Sulawesi, has reached 15, the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) said on Monday.

  • Islands in focus: Tabuik festival kicks off this week

    The 2012 Tabuik Festival will open in Pariaman, West Sumatra, on Thursday. Pariaman Tourism and Culture Agency head Tundra Laksamana said on Sunday that the upcoming festival would last 10 days and culminate in the closing event on Nov. 25.

  • Darul Akhfiya members evacuated due to suspicion over activities

    Police evacuated 49 members of the Darul Akhfiya Islamic boarding school in Nganjuk, East Java, to the former BNK building on Monday night after local residents, suspicious of their activities, cast them out.

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