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Boat capsizes in Indonesia; 7 dead, 30 rescued

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Police say a boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession has capsized in eastern Indonesia, and at least seven people have died.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indonesia opposition leads, but less than expected

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station set up under a fly-over in Jakarta,Indonesia, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Polls opened Wednesday for nearly 187 million Indonesians eligible to vote in single-day legislative elections, a huge feat in the still-young democracy that's expected to help clear the path for the country's next president. AP

Indonesia’s biggest opposition party came out ahead in early election tallies Thursday, but the showing was far less than expected given the popularity of its pick for president, viewed as the favorite in this summer’s presidential race.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Jakarta governor may be next president

An election volunteer shows a ballot to witnesses while counting ballots for the parliamentary elections in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Indonesia's main opposition party won the most votes in parliamentary elections Wednesday, unofficial tallies showed, setting its popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, on course to become the country's next leader.  AP PHOTO/ACHMAD IBRAHIM

Indonesia’s main opposition party won the most votes in parliamentary elections Wednesday, unofficial tallies showed, setting its popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, on course to become the country’s next leader.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Light plane crashes in Papua, killing 2 people

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A light aircraft crashed Wednesday in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, killing its American pilot and a passenger.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indonesia train derails in landslide; 3 dead

Indonesian police search for survivors following a train derailment at village Mekar Sari in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia, Friday, April 4, 2014. A landslide triggered by heavy rain derailed a train as it travelled through Indonesia's main island of Java. Rail track is seen at bottom. (AP Photo/Erwin Gobel)

A railway official says at least three people were killed when a passenger train hit mounds of mud after heavy rain triggered a landslide in central Indonesia. Two others are in critical condition.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 dead as landslide derails Indonesian train

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A landslide triggered by heavy rain derailed a train as it travelled through Indonesia’s main island of Java on Friday, leaving five people dead, an official said.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Minor tsunami hits Japan after Chile quake

White barricade tape that reads in Spanish: "Danger," blocks off damage caused overnight in the port of Iquique, Chile, Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  AP

Small tsunami waves hit northern Japan early Thursday following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake thousands of kilometers away across the Pacific Ocean in Chile, officials said.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Indonesia says could be hit by small tsunami from Chile quake

Locals gather on the street following a tsunami alert after a powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast, on April 1, 2014 in Antofagasta. A tsunami warning has been issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, US officials said. The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), 83 kilometers from Iquique on Chile's northern coast, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. AFP

Indonesia warned Wednesday that it could be hit by a small tsunami generated by an 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off Chile’s Pacific coast, and told residents to stay away from beaches.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malaysian PM refuses to confirm hijacking report

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak refused to confirm Saturday that the missing Malaysia Airlines plane had been hijacked.

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

5 in smuggle of exotic birds, other animals face charge

Maritime police on Monday filed a case of violation of the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act against five city residents who were caught bringing in yellow-crested and palm cockatoos, red-necked wallabies and other exotic animals from Indonesia over the weekend.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Landslides kill 11 in Indonesia’s Papua province

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Torrential rains have triggered floods and landslides that killed at least 11 people in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police raid Australian TV network over exclusive

Chief Legal and Commercial Director of Seven Network Bruce Ian McWilliam speaks to the media after Australian Federal Police raided their headquarters in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Police seeking to prevent a convicted drug trafficker from profiting from her life story have raided the Sydney headquarters of the television network that is negotiating an exclusive interview deal. AP

Police seeking to prevent a convicted drug trafficker from profiting from her life story have raided the Sydney headquarters of a television network that is negotiating an exclusive interview deal.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

5 Japanese divers found alive after days missing off Bali

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Five Japanese divers have now been found alive off the Indonesian resort island of Bali more three days after going missing, a disaster agency official said Monday.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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