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6 minutes: Man haunted by family's final moments on 737 Max

Jul. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

When Paul Njoroge gets on an airplane, he becomes fixated on the first few minutes after takeoff. "I have to look at my watch and see when I reach the 6-minute mark," Njoroge says. That is the length of time that a Boeing 737 Max carrying his wife, three young children and mother-in-law was airborne before...

Quake damages buildings on Bali, other Indonesian islands

Jul. 16, 2019 4:23 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An earthquake shook Bali and other Indonesian islands Tuesday, causing panic and damaging homes and injuring one person. It was the second strong earthquake in Indonesia since Sunday, when a quake in North Maluku province killed four people and damaged nearly 1,000 houses. About...

2 people dead, dozens of homes damaged in Indonesian quake

Jul. 15, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake in eastern Indonesia killed two people and damaged at least dozens of homes, a disaster official said Monday, as the government declared a seven-day emergency response period. The magnitude 7.3 quake on Sunday was centered 166 kilometers (103 miles) southeast...

At least 1 dead after strong quake in eastern Indonesia

Jul. 15, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Sunday, damaging homes and killing at least one person, officials said. Some people sent the night outdoors as numerous aftershocks rocked the Maluku island chain where the quake was most strongly felt. The U.S. Geological...

Shallow magnitude 7.3 quake rocks Indonesia's Maluku province, causing panic in several cities and villages

Jul. 14, 2019 6:39 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Shallow magnitude 7.3 quake rocks Indonesia's Maluku province, causing panic in several cities and villages.

Indonesia leader meets defeated rival after divisive poll

Jul. 13, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president and his defeated election rival met Saturday for the first time since the divisive April poll and rode together on a recently opened subway in the capital, signaling a calming of political tensions in the world's third-largest democracy. In a choreographed...

Indonesia frees Canadian convicted in child sex case

Jul. 12, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has freed a Canadian teacher who maintains he was wrongfully convicted in 2015 of sexually abusing children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta. Neil Bantleman, teaching assistant Ferdinant Tjiong and five other employees at the school were convicted...

Indonesian who recorded her harasser gets reprieve from jail

Jul. 12, 2019 5:37 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A woman facing six months in prison in Indonesia for recording her boss's sexual harassment is expected to receive a presidential amnesty after an outcry over the sentence. Attorney-General Muhammad Prasetyo said Friday he suspended enforcement of the prison term and a 500 million...

Indonesia returning 57 containers of developed world's waste

Jul. 9, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is sending dozens of containers of waste back to wealthy nations after finding it was contaminated with used diapers, plastic and other materials, adding to a growing backlash in Southeast Asia against being a dumping ground for the developed world's rubbish. The...

Strong quake causes panic in eastern Indonesia

Jul. 7, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong subsea earthquake late Sunday night caused panic in parts of eastern Indonesia and triggered a tsunami warning that was later lifted. There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.9 quake was centered 185...