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Indonesian police beef up security ahead of election results

May. 17, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is deploying 32,000 security personnel in the capital, Jakarta, after warnings of a possible militant attack during the official announcement of presidential election results next week, police said Friday. National Police spokesman Muhammad Iqbal said police have...

Boeing finishes software update for grounded airliner

May. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

Boeing says it has finished with its updates to the flight-control software implicated in two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max, moving a step closer to getting the plane back in the sky. Aviation regulators still have more questions about how pilots interact with the plane's controls under different...

Inmates riot, set fire at prison in western Indonesia

May. 16, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of police and soldiers have retaken control of a prison in western Indonesia following a riot on Thursday, officials said. Angry inmates set fire to Langkat prison in North Sumatra province, which is designed to house 900 people but now has more than 1,600, said Rika...

Indonesia police arrest 9 suspects ahead of election results

May. 16, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police arrested nine suspected militants following a tipoff about a possible attack during the announcement of presidential election results next week, police said Thursday. The elite counterterrorism squad arrested suspected militant instructor Joko Supriono in the...

N. Korean cargo ship seized by US arrives in American Samoa

May. 13, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A North Korean cargo ship seized by the U.S. because of suspicion it was used to violate international sanctions arrived at the capital of this American territory, where it will undergo inspections. The Wise Honest was slowly towed to the port of Pago Pago during a cloudy...

AP Explains: What's behind rare US seizure of N. Korea ship

May. 10, 2019 4:22 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States has made a highly unusual seizure of a huge North Korean cargo ship involved in banned coal transports. But it's nothing new for North Korea, which has long gone to extraordinary lengths to bypass crippling U.N. sanctions and earn the impoverished nation...

US seizes North Korean ship amid tense moment in relations

May. 10, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Thursday that it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that was used to violate international sanctions, a first-of-its kind enforcement action that comes amid a tense moment in relations between the two countries. The "Wise Honest," North Korea's second largest cargo ship,...

Boeing 737 Max 8 woes crimp Asian airlines' growth plans

May. 6, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian airlines are cutting routes, revamping their schedules and leasing extra aircraft to fill gaps left by the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8s after deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people. So far, regional carriers have managed to avoid major disruptions, but analysts...

Australian DJ known as Adam Sky dies on Bali island

May. 6, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Australian DJ popular on the Asian club circuit was found dead after suffering massive bleeding from an injury at a resort complex on the Indonesian island of Bali, police said Monday. Adam Neat's official social media pages carried a statement confirming his death, saying he...

Boeing didn't tell airlines that safety alert wasn't on

May. 5, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

Boeing said Sunday that it discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 Max plane for several months that a safety alert in the cockpit was not working as intended, yet it didn't disclose that fact to airlines or federal regulators until after one of the planes crashed. The feature was designed to warn...