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Rebels demand Indonesia negotiate on Papua independence

Dec. 7, 2018 8:02 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rebels in Indonesia's Papua province demanded that the government hold negotiations on their territory's self-determination and warned of more attacks following a raid on a construction site that left at least 16 dead. An insurgency has simmered in Papua since the early 1960s,...

Indonesian forces locate bodies of 16 people killed in Papua

Dec. 6, 2018 4:32 AM EST

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Security forces have located the bodies of 16 people and a soldier who were killed in one of the bloodiest separatist attacks in Indonesia's restive Papua province, a military official said Thursday. Army helicopters transported eight bodies and eight survivors, including a...

Indonesia rescues 20 Muslim Rohingya adrift off Aceh

Dec. 4, 2018 5:28 AM EST

KUALA IDI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian fishermen rescued a wooden boat carrying 20 hungry, weak Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday after it was found adrift off Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh, an official said. The group of men and boys was discovered on the rickety boat about 3 kilometers (1.8 miles)...

Indonesian police say 32 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks

Dec. 4, 2018 3:24 AM EST

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Security forces tried to recover the bodies of 31 construction workers and a soldier who were killed in one of the worst separatist attacks in Indonesia's restive province of Papua, officials said Tuesday. Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said 24 workers were killed Sunday...

West Papuans demand independence at Indonesia rally

Dec. 1, 2018 3:57 AM EST

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — About 300 West Papuan demonstrators calling for independence for the restive Indonesian region faced off with counterprotesters Saturday in the country's second-largest city. The demonstrators in Surabaya chanted "Freedom Papua" and held banners demanding a referendum for...

Correction: Boeing Plane-Pilots story

Nov. 30, 2018 12:54 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — In a story Nov. 29 about Southwest Airlines, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the carrier will give pilots more training on certain new Boeing jets. Southwest says the training will apply to all its Boeing 737 jets, not just the MAX model like the one involved in a deadly crash...

113 inmates escape from Indonesian prison during prayer time

Nov. 30, 2018 3:17 AM EST

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — More than 100 inmates escaped from a prison in western Indonesia after overpowering a guard during prayer time, police said Friday. The break occurred late Thursday at the Lambaro penitentiary when all 720 inmates were let out of their cells to take part in evening prayers,...

Indonesian investigators say doomed Lion Air jet 'airworthy'

Nov. 29, 2018 6:02 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Investigators of the Oct. 29 crash of a Lion Air flight into the Java Sea say the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft was deemed airworthy when it made its final takeoff from Jakarta. The officials summoned reporters Thursday to clarify comments made at a news conference the day before, where...

Report faults safety failures, defects in Lion Air crash

Nov. 28, 2018 5:15 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Pilots fought against an automated system that pitched a Boeing jetliner's nose down repeatedly because of a faulty sensor until they finally lost control and plunged into the Java Sea last month, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday. At a news conference, safety officials said...

The Latest: Boeing cites airline error in Indonesian crash

Nov. 28, 2018 1:48 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into a Lion Air crash on Oct. 29 in Indonesia that killed all 189 people aboard (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The Boeing Co. has reassured travelers and airlines that its 737 MAX aircraft are as safe as any other airplane following a report on an...