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Great Wall of Lights: China’s sea power on Darwin’s doorstep

Sep. 24, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN WARRIOR in the eastern Pacific Ocean (AP) — It’s 3 a.m., and after five days plying through the high seas, the Ocean Warrior is surrounded by an atoll of blazing lights that overtakes the nighttime sky. “Welcome to the party!" said third officer...

Indonesia leader lays out priorities for G-20 presidency

Sep. 22, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Indonesia's leader said Wednesday that inclusiveness and a sustainable, green economy would be among his priorities when he assumes the G-20 presidency next year. In a recorded statement to the U.N. General Assembly, Indonesian President Joko Widodo...

Indonesia says no evidence of alleged Chinese intel hack

Sep. 20, 2021 07:15 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have found no evidence that the country's main intelligence service's computers were compromised, after a U.S.-based private cybersecurity company alerted them of a suspected breach of its internal networks by a Chinese hacking group, an...

Wyoming man recovering from fiery truck crash near Gillette

Sep. 19, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The last thing Shane Fortner remembers is driving by the last big hill before entering Gillette. He was in his truck, tailing his dad, Bill, who was driving ahead of him north on Highway 59, heading into the south side of Gillette. ...

Indonesia retrieves most-wanted militant's body from jungle

Sep. 19, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The bodies of Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group and a follower, who were killed in a jungle shootout with security forces, were evacuated early Sunday to a police hospital for further investigation, police said. ...

Indonesia's most wanted militant killed in jungle shootout

Sep. 18, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group was killed Saturday in a shootout with security forces, the Indonesian military said, in a sweeping counterterrorism campaign against extremists in the remote mountain jungles. ...

Authorities say Indonesia's most wanted Islamic militant was killed in a gunbattle with security forces

Sep. 18, 2021 10:36 AM EDT
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities say Indonesia's most wanted Islamic militant was killed in a gunbattle with security forces.

Indonesian court rules president negligent over pollution

Sep. 16, 2021 05:59 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court ruled Thursday that President Joko Widodo and six other top officials have neglected citizens’ rights to clean air and ordered them to improve the poor air quality in the capital. A three-judge panel at the Central...

Indonesian court rules President Joko Widodo and 6 top officials have neglected to fulfill citizens' rights to clean air

Sep. 16, 2021 02:35 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian court rules President Joko Widodo and 6 top officials have neglected to fulfill citizens' rights to clean air.

Small plane crashes in Indonesia's Papua; 3 crew found dead

Sep. 15, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A small cargo plane crashed in a steep mountainous forest in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province on Wednesday, killing all three people on board, officials said. Timika rescue agency chief George Leo Mercy Randang said rescuers had reached...