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Archipelago

  • Get ready, Bandung: The wiggler busters are coming

    Yati Hayati has been a hunter for two years, but her prey are not animals. The 47-year-old chases wigglers, better known as mosquito larvae.

  • Husein Sastranegara Airport exceeds its capacity

    The Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung, West Java, has exceeded its passenger capacity but is still favored by a number of airlines to open new flight routes.

  • Our playground

    Three children play with sands on the banks of Barito River in North Kalimantan on Tuesday. The river’s water has been receded in the past week and consequently made it impossible for large passenger ships to sail on the river.

  • Bandung airport over capacity, official says

    The Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung, West Java, is already running over capacity at more than one million passenger arrivals per year from a maximum capacity of 900,000 passengers, an official says.

  • Waving the flag

    A Felabhe dancer waves the red-and-white flag during the Lake Sentani Festival in Jayapura regency, Papua, on Tuesday. The Felabhe dance is a war dance performed by local residents around Lake Sentani, symbolizing the residents’ efforts to maintain their territories. The festival, themed ‘One for All’, will run until June 23.

  • Aceh officials make 'biggest drug bust' of the year

    Customs and excise officials in Aceh confiscated Rp 10 billion (US$1.05 million) worth of drugs on Sunday, in a drug bust that officials are calling the biggest of the year so far.

  • Minimart robber dies in mob attack

    A robber in Semarang died after succumbing to fatal injuries at the hands of an angry mob.

  • E Java to send 110,000 workers overseas this year

    The province of East Java intends to send an estimated 110,000 Indonesian workers abroad in 2012. Officials said that provincial administrators sent 104,000 abroad last year.

  • Secluded school remains in high spirits

    Sukatinah, 51, a teacher at state-run SDN IV Basuhan elementary school in the remote village of Tanjung, Eromoko district, Wonogiri, Central Java, smiled in relief as she finished presenting the results of the final exams of her three students to their respective parents over the weekend.

  • Activists declare fight against HIV/AIDS

    Participants from the National AIDS Commission (KPA) in West Java and HIV/AIDS activists have been able to formulate eight important points to prevent and mitigate HIV/AIDS in the Lembang Declaration.

  • Animal rights group proposes sterilization to deal with high animal populations

    An animal rights group in Yogyakarta is calling on all members of society to prevent human violence against animals, a program that includes sterilizing animals to curb unwanted levels of animals.

  • Boat sinks off eastern Indonesia, 14 missing

    Police say rescuers are searching the ocean off eastern Indonesia for 14 missing people after a wooden boat sank in high waves.

  • It's a wrap

    Two activists wearing Sumatran tiger costumers protest at a KFC fast food restaurant on Jl. Pandanaran, Semarang, Central Java on Saturday, calling on KFC to stop using food-wrapping paper produced by a company accused of being responsible for deforestation in Indonesia.

  • Activists protest at KFC outlet in Semarang

    Two activists wearing Sumatran tiger costumes along with several members of Greenpeace visited a KFC fast food restaurant on Jl. Pandanaran, Semarang, Central Java on Saturday, calling on KFC to stop using food-wrapping paper produced by a company allegedly responsible for deforestation in Indonesia.

  • Madiun removes 120 child laborers from working fields

    As many as 120 child laborers in Madiun regency, East Java, have managed to resume their education after participating in a 25-day guidance program organized by the Child Labor Reduction Program.

  • East Timor side of the border has better infrastructure, TTU regent says

    The Timur Tengah Utara (TTU) regency in East Nusa Tenggara still lacks basic infrastructure, while its neighbor across the border, the Oecussi district in East Timor, has much better infrastructure, Regent Raymundus Sau Fernandes said.

  • Saltwater intrusion kills fish, contaminates wells

    Seawater has found its way further inland in coastal areas in southern Bantul regency, Yogyakarta, killing dozens of fish and contaminating dozens of residents’ wells over the past month.

  • 5.7-magnitude quake hits N Maluku

    An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale rocked North Maluku at 5:17 a.m. local time (3:17 a.m. Jakarta time) on Friday.

  • Banyumas regency overwhelmed by illegal gold mining

    The authorities in Banyumas regency, Central Java, are overwhelmed by illegal gold mining activities in Paningkaban subdistrict, Gumelar district, saying that the issue affects the livelihoods of hundreds of families in the region.

  • Rich pickings

    Fishermen pack dried fish at Tanjung Binga in Belitung, Bangka-Belitung province on Thursday. The fish were sent to Jakarta before being exported to Singapore.

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