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No tsunami threat in PH after Indonesian quake—Phivolcs


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology assured the public that there was no tsunami threat to the Philippines after a magnitude 7.3 quake struck off an Indonesian island Saturday morning.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

7.3 quake hits Indonesia waters; tsunami possible


A 7.3-magnitude quake hit Indonesian waters Saturday morning and has the potential to generate tsunami waves along nearby coasts, a monitoring agency said.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indonesia’s Widodo unveils cabinet including female foreign minister

From left, Indonesian Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Indroyono Susilo, National Development Planning Minister Andrinof Chaniago, State Secretary Pratikno, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, his wife Iriana, Vice President Jusuf Kalla's wife Mufidhah, Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Security Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno, Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo, and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi pose for photographers during the announcement of the new cabinet at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Indonesia's new president unveiled his Cabinet on Sunday, a compromise lineup featuring technocrats in key finance roles who will need to push painful reforms to fix the country's slowing economy, but also including politicians who supported his spectacular rise to power.  AP PHOTO/ACHMAD IBRAHIM

New Indonesian President Joko Widodo Sunday unveiled a cabinet including the country’s first female foreign minister, as well as political allies and technocrats in key economic posts.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cebu-bound Australian plane illegally enters Indonesia

Indonesian air force jets on Wednesday intercepted an Australian light aircraft and forced it to land after the plane entered the country’s airspace without permission, officials said.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Wife admits ordering killing of Briton on Bali—police


The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police said Wednesday.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »