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Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

Jun. 22, 2018 3:57 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta. Abdurrahman, who police and prosecutors say is a...

Indonesian court sentences radical cleric who instigated 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks, other attacks to death

Jun. 22, 2018 12:18 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian court sentences radical cleric who instigated 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks, other attacks to death.

Woman in Bali murder gives up claim to mother's estate

Jun. 21, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman imprisoned in Indonesia for killing her mother in 2014 in Bali has given up her claim to her mother's estate. The Chicago Tribune reports that court records show 22-year-old Heather Mack won't receive "any property, benefit, or other interest" from Sheila von Wiese-Mack's...

Military vows to recover bodies from sunken Indonesia ferry

Jun. 21, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military chief said Thursday that specialist navy equipment will be deployed to pinpoint a ferry that sank in the crater lake of an ancient supervolcano, offering a glimmer of hope to distraught relatives that the bodies of more than 180 people presumed drowned will be...

Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

Jun. 20, 2018 8:43 AM EDT

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia's government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week. The wooden...

Indonesian officials raise number of people missing from ferry sinking in Sumatra on Monday evening to 166

Jun. 19, 2018 10:26 PM EDT
TIGARAS PORT, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian officials raise number of people missing from ferry sinking in Sumatra on Monday evening to 166.

Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

Jun. 19, 2018 6:56 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers searching Tuesday for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items in the waters but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Police said in a...

The Latest: Trump slams media coverage of North Korea summit

Jun. 18, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on developments in inter-Korean relations after last week's landmark summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 11:55 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is continuing his assault on the media by suggesting that its...

Ferry carrying 80 sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

Jun. 18, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A night-time search and rescue effort is underway after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers sank Monday in a popular lake on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least one person. Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the boat sank in bad weather...

2 Koreas agree to march together at Asian Games

Jun. 18, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Athletes from the rival Koreas will march together under a single flag in the opening and closing ceremonies of the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, officials said Monday, in another tension-easing step since last week's summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North...