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Indonesian women assert themselves with martial arts as gender-based violence remains a challenge

Jul. 20, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An emotionally and physically abusive marriage of 11 years led Rani Miranti to join a fight club that has trained her in martial arts, enabling her to stand up against violence. Miranti is one of the growing number of Indonesian women who are taking...

Five people survive after a helicopter crashes in Bali

Jul. 19, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Two Australian and three Indonesian nationals survived after a tourist helicopter crashed in Bali, due to being entangled in a kite string, officials said Friday. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter, owned by PT. Whitesky Aviation, came down in Pecatu...

Indonesia's massive metals build-out is felling the forest for batteries

Jul. 15, 2024 21:14 PM EDT

LELILEF SAWAI, Indonesia (AP) — On a steep trek up to his forest farm on the Indonesian island of Halmahera, Librek Loha let out a cry of dismay. “Aduuuuh,” he said, his voice trailing off. “Landslides, again. They happen all the time now.” The mudslide...

A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

Jul. 13, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — When a 7.4-magnitude earthquake ripped through Taiwan in April, it took about 30 minutes for the region’s most ubiquitous charity to set up an emergency response center. Tzu Chi, an international Buddhist organization led by an 87-year-old nun, the...

Former Indonesian agriculture minister sentenced to 10 years for corruption

Jul. 11, 2024 06:56 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s anti-graft court sentenced a former agriculture minister to 10 years in prison Thursday after finding him guilty of corruption-related extortion, abuse of power and bribery involving ministry contracts with private vendors. Syahrul Yasin...

Heavy rains halt search for 30 people missing in an Indonesian landslide that killed at least 23

Jul. 10, 2024 07:29 AM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Incessant rains Wednesday halted the search for 30 people believed trapped under a landslide that engulfed an unauthorized gold mine on Indonesia's Sulawesi island over the weekend, killing at least 23 people. More than 100 villagers were digging for grains...

Rescuers search for dozens buried by an Indonesian landslide that killed at least 23 people

Jul. 09, 2024 04:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescue workers dug through tons of mud and rubble on Tuesday as they searched for dozens of missing people after a landslide hit an unauthorized gold mining area on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, killing at least 23 people. More than 100 villagers were...

Indonesian landslide triggered by heavy rain leaves 11 dead and dozens missing at illegal gold mine

Jul. 08, 2024 23:36 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A landslide triggered by torrential rains crashed onto an unauthorized gold mining operation on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, killing at least 11 people, officials said. Dozens others were reported missing Monday. More than 100 villagers were digging for...

Key events in the troubled history of the Boeing 737 Max

Jul. 08, 2024 09:17 AM EDT

Boeing’s 737 Max is a more fuel-efficient version of the American aerospace company’s popular 737, the best-selling airliner ever. Airlines have flown Max jets for just seven years, but in that short time two of them crashed, killing 346 people, and the plane has become a symbol of safety...

Rescue official says a landslide at an unauthorized gold mine on Indonesia's Sulawesi island kills at least 11

Jul. 08, 2024 00:13 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescue official says a landslide at an unauthorized gold mine on Indonesia's Sulawesi island kills at least 11.