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Indonesian police arrest 6 suspected poachers over the killing of 26 endangered Javan rhinos

Jun. 12, 2024 09:34 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities said Wednesday they have arrested six suspects in an international poaching ring targeting the Javan rhinoceros, a critically endangered species. The suspects are part of a network that used homemade firearms to kill at least 26...

Thomas acknowledges more travel paid for by Harlan Crow. Colleagues report six-figure book payments

Jun. 07, 2024 15:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday belatedly acknowledged more travel paid by Republican megadonor Harlan Crow, while several colleagues reported six-figure payments as part of book deals. Thomas, who has faced criticism for failing to report luxury trips paid for...

Indonesia’s Mount Ibu erupts 3 times, spewing lava and clouds of grey ash

Jun. 06, 2024 03:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Mount Ibu erupted three times on Thursday, spewing red lava and clouds of grey ash. No injuries were reported. The volcano, located on an island in the eastern North Maluku province, has been erupting almost every day since early May....

Indonesia's leader says 1st phase of new capital is 80% complete and he'll have an office there soon

Jun. 05, 2024 03:42 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday said construction of the first phase of the country's ambitious new capital is 80% complete and he will have an office there once clean water is available next month. “I am very optimistic about the office....

Indonesia's Mount Ibu erupts, spewing red lava, thick ash and dark clouds into the sky

Jun. 04, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Mount Ibu spewed red lava and thick grey ash clouds that towered 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky during a two-minute eruption Tuesday morning. The eruption spewed thick ash toward the volcano's west and northwest sides, said Muhammad...

In Indonesia, women ranger teams go on patrol to slow deforestation

Jun. 03, 2024 21:06 PM EDT

DAMARAN BARU, Indonesia (AP) — In a lush jungle at the foothills of a volcano in Indonesia's Aceh province, the song of gibbons in the trees mixes with the laughter of the seven forest rangers trekking below them. An hour into their patrol, the rangers spot another mammal in the forest with them....

Indonesia is to deport a fugitive to Thailand who is wanted on murder and drug trafficking charges

Jun. 03, 2024 00:57 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — One of Thailand's most wanted fugitives will be escorted home on a Thai air force plane after being arrested on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali following months on the run in connection with several killings and drug trafficking charges in his homeland, officials...

Indonesia's Mount Ibu erupts again, spewing thick, gray ash high into the air

Jun. 02, 2024 04:52 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Mount Ibu erupted again on Sunday and spewed thick, gray ash 7,000 meters (16,000 feet) into the air, officials said. The volcano, which is located on an island in the eastern North Maluku province, erupted for more than six minutes,...

TikTok rolls out new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts on its platform

May. 23, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — TikTok is putting in place new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts that are attempting to exert influence abroad during a crucial election year. The company, which started labeling state-affiliated media two years ago, announced in a...

Nickel-rich Indonesia pitches EV battery plant plan to Elon Musk

May. 20, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s top investment official said Monday that the government has proposed to Tesla CEO Elon Musk the construction of an electric vehicle battery plant in the nickel-rich country. The official spoke after Musk met with Indonesian President Joko...