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East Jakarta Fire Destroys 18 Houses

A fire broke out in a densely populated area near Jl. Pertanian Selatan, Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, on Friday, destroying at least 18 houses. The cause of the fire is...

38 State Universities Welcome Palu Students to Attend Classes

The Indonesia State University Rectors Assembly (MRPTNI) has opened up classes to students of the damaged Tadulako University in Palu, Central Sulawesi, at 38 state...

Indonesia Declines Foreign Personnel to Assist in Sulawesi Disaster Relief

Indonesia said it will not accept offers from other countries to send search and rescue personnel and medical staff, and emphasized that its current priorities are air...

Sulawesi: Soldiers Ordered to Fire on Looters

Indonesian soldiers have been instructed to fire on people caught looting in the wake of a deadly 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami as desperation for food, water and...

Volcanic Eruption in Sulawesi Just Days After Disaster

A volcano on the island of Sulawesi erupted on Wednesday, just days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the island, killing over 1,400. After months of...

President Joko Widodo Calls for Reinforcements as Tsunami Death Toll Rises Above 1,200

President Joko Widodo called for reinforcements in a desperate search for survivors of a devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi island, as the official death...

1,200 Prisoners Escape from Palu and Donggala Detention Facilities

The Indonesian government said on Monday, October 1 that as many as 1,200 inmates have escaped from three detention facilities in the devastated region of Sulawesi...

Indonesia’s Geophysics Agency Under Fire for Lifting Tsunami Warning

Indonesia’s geophysics agency lifted a tsunami warning 34 minutes after issuing it following a major earthquake that sent huge waves crashing into the north-eastern...

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Sulawesi, Triggers Tsunami

Almost 400 people have died after a Tsunami hit two cities in Indonesia. The 3m tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and smashed into Palu and Donggala on...

Pregnant Sumatran Tiger Killed by Pig Trap

A critically endangered Sumatran tiger pregnant with two cubs has been killed by a pig trap – the latest setback to a species whose numbers have dwindled to only about...

Malaysian Mohammad Eryfan Bin Jamaluddin

Malaysian Sentenced to 7 years in Prison for Drugs

The Denpasar District Court in Bali has sentenced a Malaysian resident to seven years’ imprisonment for the possession of illegal drugs. The man, 23-year-old...

Police Officer Imprisoned for Shredding a Quran

The Medan District Court in North Sumatra has sentenced a police officer to 16 months in prison for shredding and dumping copies of the Quran into the gutter. The...

30 Earthquakes Experienced in Central Sulawesi Daily

The Palu Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Central Sulawesi says the region has been rocked by 30 earthquakes daily over the last four months....

Filipino Gang Demands Rp14 billion Ransom for Indonesian Fishermen

The kidnap-for-ransom group from the Philippines believed to be behind the abduction of two Indonesian fishermen two weeks ago have demanded a ransom of RM4 million...