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Indonesian Authorities Search for Missing Russian Plane

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesia has deployed search and rescue teams to a mountainous area near Jakarta, in search of a Russian jetliner that disappeared from radar Wednesday with at least 44 people on board. The Jakarta Post quotes authorities as saying ground teams, including military units, were headed from the capital to remote Mount Salak, after search helicopters […]

Indonesian Authorities Search for Missing Russian Plane

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesia has deployed search and rescue teams to a mountainous area near Jakarta, in search of a Russian jetliner that disappeared from radar Wednesday with 46 people on board. The Jakarta Post quotes authorities as saying ground teams, including military units, were headed from the capital to remote Mount Salak, after search helicopters encountered bad […]

Russian Jetliner Goes Missing Near Indonesian Capital

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities say a Russian jetliner with at least 44 people on board has gone missing near the Indonesian capital. Search and rescue officials say the Sukhoi Superjet 100 disappeared from radar south of Jakarta while on a demonstration flight Wednesday afternoon. The French news agency quotes an Indonesian transport ministry spokesman (Bambang Ervan) as saying […]

Russian Jetliner Goes Missing Near Indonesian Capital

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities say a Russian jetliner with at least 44 people on board has gone missing near the Indonesian capital. Search and rescue officials say the Sukhoi Superjet 100 disappeared from radar south of Jakarta while on a demonstration flight Wednesday. The French news agency quotes an Indonesian transport ministry official as saying the newly-minted jetliner […]

Suspected Bali Bomber Apologizes to Victims

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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An Islamic militant accused of making the bombs used in the 2002 Bali nightclub attacks has apologized to victims and their families. During emotional testimony at his trial Monday, Umar Patek said he played only a small role in the attacks that killed 202 people, and did not know nightclubs were the target. Patek faces […]

Indonesia’s Aceh Elects Ex-Rebel Governor

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Indonesia say a former rebel won this month’s governor’s election in Aceh province — the only province in the country ruled by Islamic law. Former rebel leader Zaini Abdullah, who once lived in exile, won nearly 56 percent of the vote in the April 9 poll. He defeated incumbent Governor Irwandi Yusuf. Coastal […]

Large Earthquake Rumbles Off Indonesian Coast

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials have canceled a tsunami watch in the Indian Ocean region, hours after an 8.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the northwestern coast of Indonesia. The quake hit Wednesday about 430 kilometers southwest of Banda Aceh, the provincial capital and largest city in the province of Aceh, at an estimated depth of 22 kilometers. An 8.2-magnitude aftershock […]

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Large Earthquake Rumbles Off Indonesian Coast

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Geological Survey says an 8.6-magnitude earthquake has struck off the northwestern coast of Indonesia, raising tsunami alerts in several countries around the Indian Ocean region. The quake hit about 430 kilometers southwest of Banda Aceh, the provincial capital and largest city in the province of Aceh, at an estimated depth of 22 kilometers. […]

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Magnitude 8.6 Earthquake Hits Off Indonesia Coast, Tsunami Alerts Issued

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Geological Survey says an 8.6-magnitude earthquake has struck off the northwestern coast of Indonesia, raising tsunami alerts throughout the Indian Ocean region. The quake hit about 430 kilometers southwest of Banda Aceh, the provincial capital and largest city in the province of Aceh, at an estimated depth of 22 kilometers. An 8.2-magnitude aftershock […]

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Magnitude 8.6 Earthquake Hits Off Indonesia Coast, Tsunami Warning Issued

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Geological Survey says an 8.6-magnitude earthquake has struck off the northwestern coast of Indonesia, sparking fears of a tsunami throughout the Indian Ocean region. The quake hit about 430 kilometers southwest of Banda Aceh, the provincial capital and largest city in the province of Aceh, at an estimated depth of 22 kilometers. In […]

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