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Indonesia to fire airline CEO over smuggling accusation

Dec. 5, 2019 9:44 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's state-owned enterprises minister said Thursday he will fire and seek the prosecution of the head of the national airline after he was implicated in the smuggling of a Harley Davidson motorcycle into the country on a new jet. The minister, Erick Thohir, said at a news...

Smoke grenade explodes in Indonesia park, injures 2 soldiers

Dec. 3, 2019 12:33 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said a smoke grenade exploded Tuesday near the presidential palace in Jakarta, wounding two soldiers. Jakarta Police Chief Gatot Eddy Pramono said the two soldiers were exercising in Jakarta's National Monument Park when they spotted the non-lethal grenade on the...

Indonesia arrests 85 Chinese nationals in phone scam

Nov. 26, 2019 7:43 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Tuesday they have arrested 85 Chinese citizens for involvement in a cross-border telephone and Internet fraud ring after receiving a tip from Chinese police. The suspects, including 11 women, were paraded at a police news conference in the capital, Jakarta,...

Sumatran rhino is extinct in Malaysia as lone survivor dies

Nov. 23, 2019 10:05 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Sumatran rhinoceros has become extinct in Malaysia, after the last of the species in the country succumbed to cancer. The Wildlife Department in eastern Sabah state on Borneo island said the rhino, named Iman, died of natural causes Saturday due to shock in her system. She...

Strong quake hits eastern Indonesia; no tsunami warning

Nov. 23, 2019 8:32 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong and shallow earthquake hit Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region on Saturday, but the epicenter was far from populated areas and there was no risk of a tsunami, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.1 quake struck at a depth of just 10...

U.S. Geological Survey says magnitude 6.1 earthquake has hit Indonesia’s Papua region

Nov. 23, 2019 7:34 AM EST
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Geological Survey says magnitude 6.1 earthquake has hit Indonesia’s Papua region.

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes take bite out of deadly dengue

Nov. 21, 2019 4:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They still bite, but new research shows lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dangerous dengue fever that they normally would spread. Dengue infections appear to be dropping fast in communities in Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil and Australia that are buzzing with the specially bred mosquitoes, an...

Indonesia arrests 43 people following suicide attack

Nov. 18, 2019 5:37 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Monday that they have arrested 43 suspected militants believed to have links to last week's suicide attack at a busy police station in the country's third-largest city. National police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said those arrested are suspected members of a...

Indonesia police kill 2 suspects in militant crackdown

Nov. 16, 2019 7:49 AM EST

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's elite counterterrorism squad on Saturday shot and killed two suspected militants who may have had links to a suicide attack at a busy police station in the country’s third-largest city, police said. Three suspected militants refused to surrender and resisted by...

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits off Indonesia coast

Nov. 14, 2019 2:02 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake hit off the Indonesian coast in the Molucca Sea early Friday, prompting a tsunami warning for nearby areas. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the magnitude 7.1 quake was centered in the sea about 140 kilometers (86 miles) northwest of Ternate in North...