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US, Indonesia Call for Follow-Up on South China Sea Agreement

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Indonesian Foreign Minister Marti Natalegawa have called for urgent follow-up on an agreement by China and the ASEAN countries for a peaceful resolution to disputed territory in the South China Sea. The two top diplomats discussed the issue in a bilateral meeting Sunday in Bali. At a joint […]

Indonesian Volcano Continues to Erupt

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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A volcano in central Indonesia continued to erupt on Monday, a day after it unleashed its most powerful eruption in weeks. Vulcanologists said Mount Lokon on northern Sulawesi island erupted twice within a half-hour period Monday afternoon. On Sunday, the mountain shot ash and debris 3,500 meters into the air. There were no reports of […]

Indonesia to Enlist Muslim Preachers to Help Fight Forest Destruction

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesia says it will recruit 5,000 Muslim preachers to help its campaign to preserve the country’s forests. The Jakarta Post reported Sunday that the preachers will receive training and a monthly salary of about $240 to speak against illegal logging and forest burning. The newspaper said the program is set to start later this year […]

Indonesian Volcano Becomes More Violent

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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A volcano in central Indonesia that has been spitting ash, rocks and smoke for a week, unleashed its most powerful eruption yet on Sunday, sending panicked villagers racing back to emergency shelters. Vulcanologists said the eruption of Mount Lokon on northern Sulawesi island shot ash and debris 3,500 meters into the air. There were no […]

Indonesian Police Arrest Headmaster of School Where Bomb Exploded

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian police have arrested Abrori , the headmaster of a school where earlier this week a bomb exploded, sparking a two-day standoff between police and supporters of the school. Police say the Umar bin Khatab school in West Nusa Tenggara Province, is linked to Abu Bakar Bashir, a radical Muslim cleric who has been convicted […]

Indonesian Volcano Erupts

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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A volcano in central Indonesia spit ash, rocks and smoke hundreds of meters into the air overnight, but experts say the eruption posed no threat to people living on the mountain’s slopes. The area has been on highest alert since Monday, when authorities started evacuating villages in the path of the smoke and ash. So […]

Three Wounded as Indonesian Police Enter Radical Islamist School

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Indonesia have forced their way into an Islamist school for the first time since a bomb blast killed a man at the school on Monday. National police said three people were wounded in Wednesday’s assault, which ended a two-day stand-off with students armed with sticks and machetes. Police were seeking to investigate the […]

Truck Hits Family Gathering in Indonesia, Killing at Least 15

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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At least 15 people are dead after a truck crashed into a private family celebration on Indonesia’s Java island. Police say the truck collided with at least one other vehicle before it plowed into the house where the celebration was taking place shortly before midnight Tuesday. A three-year-old girl was among those killed in the […]

Indonesian Miners End Walkout at Freeport Mine

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Workers at a U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in Indonesia’s Papua province have ended their nearly two-week old strike after reaching an agreement with management. About 8,000 miners returned to work Wednesday at the Freeport McMorRan mine, two days after officials there agreed to begin negotiating with the miners’ union on pay. The miners, who […]

Homemade Bomb Kills Man at Indonesian School

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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One person is dead after a homemade bomb exploded at an Islamic boarding school in central Indonesia. Police say the man killed in the blast in West Nusatenggara province was a senior official at the school. Hundreds of students and school officials surrounded the building after the blast occurred Monday, preventing investigators from entering. The […]


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