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Archipelago

  • Art performers from seven countries to hit Surakarta

    Some 14-strong art groups from seven countries are scheduled to take part in one of the major performing art events in Surakarta, also known as Solo, in Central Java, which will kick off this Friday.

  • Orangutan gives birth in Surakarta

    Tori, the orangutan who made international news this year with her smoking habits, has given birth at Taru Jurug zoo in Surakarta, Central Java, a zoo veterinarian confirmed.

  • Hello my deer

    A number of tourists carefully approach a wild deer in the Pangandaran Conservation Forest in Ciamis, West Java on Thursday. Hundreds of deer, apes, snakes and other wild animals inhabit the forest. (JP/Agus Maryono)

  • Mother's love

    Tori, an orangutan at Taru Jurug Zoo in Surakarta, Central Java, holds her newly-born baby on Thursday. The new arrival brings the orangutan population of Taru Jurug zoo up to five. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

  • In God we trust

    Thousands of local residents perform an Istisqo prayer hoping for rain at Tegal Square in Central Java on Thursday. Many areas on the island of Java have been hit by a prolonged drought.

  • Search resumes after ferry sinking off Indonesia

    Rescuers continued to search Indonesian waters Thursday for people reported missing after a ferry collided with another ship and sank, with officials fearing some were trapped in cars on the wrecked vessel.

  • Flying low

    A Hawk 100/200 fighter jet from Squadron XII Roesmin Nurjadin based in Pekan Baru, Riau roars past the crowd at the 2012 Bandung Air Show in Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung, West Java on Thursday. The biannual air show and exhibition is part of the 202th Bandung Anniversary celebrations.

  • Four victims of ferry accident in Sunda strait remain unidentified

    Seven passengers of vessel KM Bahuga Jaya died while 206 others survived after the boat was involved in a collision with Singapore’s Norgas Cathinka in Sunda Strait, four miles from Bakauheni port in Lampung, on early Wednesday.

  • Actress Marissa seeks return

    Actress and former Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Marissa Haque wants to register with the National Mandate Party (PAN) in her efforts to seek a political ticket to return to the House of Representatives.

  • Death penalty sought in Red Guard case

    Prosecutors are seeking the death sentence for the alleged killers of Husen Komara Mintarja, the security chief of Red Guard.

  • Riau Islands governor promotes ex-graft convict

    The Riau Islands governor has appointed a former graft convict, Azirwan, as head of the provincial maritime resources and fishery office, which has drawn the ire of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

  • Poverty rate ‘down’ in Lombok

    Under its National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM), Rural Independence Program (PMP) and Smart and Healthy Generation (GSC) program, during 2003-2010 the central government has succeeded in reducing the poverty rate and cases of malnutrition in North Lombok regency, West Nusa
    Tenggara (NTB).

  • Eight dead in Sunda Strait ferry-tanker collision

    At least eight people were killed when a ferry from Merak in Banten heading for Bakauheni in Lampung collided head-on with a tanker in the Sunda Strait early on Wednesday.

  • Education fair kicks off in Papua

    The Papua administration officially opened the 2012 Education Festival on Wednesday; the event aims to support and inspire educational development in the province through information, communication and technology.

  • Graft convict sworn in as agency head in Riau

    The Riau Islands administration has inaugurated graft convict, Azirwan, as the Riau Minister for the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Agency, sparking concerns about the government’s commitment to combat corruption.

  • Gearing up

    Workers put final touches on Badawang masks for the 2012 Braga Festival in front of the Indonesia Menggugat building in Bandung, West Java, on Wednesday. The 2012 Braga Festival is part of the 202nd anniversary of Bandung, themed “People to People”, and will be held from Sept. 28-Sept 30.

  • I will survive

    Gorontalo City Council Speaker Nikson Ahmad (center) lays on a hospital bed as Gorontalo Mayor Adhan Dambea (right) pays a visit at Aloe Saboe Hospital in Gorontalo, North Sulawesi, on Tuesday evening. Nikson was stabbed in the leg by an unidentified group who broke into local television station Mimoza TV during the filming of a talk show. Besides damaging the studio, the group also attacked the station’s chief editor and crew. (Antara/Adiwinata Solohin) 

  • Eight reportedly die as boat sinks in Sunda Strait

    Eight passengers aboard the seagoing vessel KM Bahuga Jaya reportedly died after the boat sank in the Sunda Strait, four miles from Bakauheni port, on Wednesday morning. Scores of people have been rescued.

  • Tito gives new hope to Papua

    The new chief of the Papua Police, Insp. Gen. Tito Karnavian, vowed to look into unresolved human rights abuse cases in the province to open up a new era for the country’s resource-rich eastern most
    province.

  • Banyuwangi bans new malls, markets

    Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar says that he will issue no more permits for new retail stores or shopping malls in the 1.6-million-person regency in East Java.

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