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Three Killed in Latest Attacks at Indonesian Copper Mine

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Unidentified gunmen killed three people on Friday near an Indonesian copper mine, the latest in a series of violent outbreaks to hit the strike-ridden facility. Company officials and eyewitnesses say the gunmen opened fire on an access road to the Grasberg mine in eastern Papua province, killing a contract mine worker and two others. The […]

Three Killed in Latest Attacks at Indonesian Copper Mine

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Unidentified gunmen killed three people on Friday near an Indonesian copper mine, the latest in a series of violent outbreaks to hit the strike-ridden facility. Company officials and eyewitnesses say the gunmen opened fire on an access road to the Grasberg mine in eastern Papua province, killing a contract mine worker and two others. The […]

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Bali Bombing Suspect Returns to Resort to Re-enact Crime

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian terror suspect Umar Patek was back in the resort island of Bali on Thursday to re-enact what he says are his movements leading up to the 2002 nightclub bombings there. Police took Patek back to a rental house where, Patek says, he and two other men mixed the chemicals to make the bombs that […]

Indonesian Police Storm Separatist Rally in Papua

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses and media reports say security forces have stormed a political rally against Indonesian rule in Papua province. The Jakarta Globe newspaper quoted police Wednesday in eastern Papua confirming dozens of injured, and the paper said journalists were among those beaten by police with batons and canes. The paper carried a photograph of detainees with […]

Indonesia’s President Reshuffles Cabinet

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has reshuffled his cabinet as part of an effort to rid the government of corruption and improve investor confidence. The president announced Tuesday that he has changed 12 of the country’s 34 ministries to improve the performance of the cabinet. Among the significant changes, Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu is […]

Violence, Roadblocks Slow Work at Indonesian Copper Mine

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Operators of a giant copper mine in Indonesia are weighing their options as hundreds of striking miners blockade roads, keeping food and supplies from reaching the operation. Work at the Freeport-McRohan mine in eastern Papua province was virtually halted after suspected saboteurs on Monday damaged a pipeline carrying copper concentrate to the coast. Company officials […]

Indonesian Court Sentences Key Figure in Aceh Terror Plot

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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One of Indonesia’s most-feared terrorists was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for his part in a plot to attack Western hotels and embassies in Jakarta. Abu Tholut is one of about 120 militants who have been killed or arrested since authorities uncovered a terrorist training camp last year in the westernmost province of […]

Strong Earthquake Rocks Indonesia’s Bali Island

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian resort island of Bali Thursday, causing a panic among residents and tourists. No deaths were reported but several people were treated at hospitals for minor injuries. Endro Tjahjono, an official at Bali’s meteorological agency, said cracks appeared in the walls of the agency’s office and […]

Amnesty Calls for Probe of Indonesian Mine Killing

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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An international human rights group is demanding that Indonesian authorities investigate the deadly shooting of a striking worker by state security forces at a U.S.-run gold and copper mine. Six other striking miners were injured in Monday’s incident at the Freeport-McMoran Grasberg mine in the remote eastern province of Papua. Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific […]

Police Kill Miner in Indonesia Labor Strike

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Union officials say Indonesian security forces opened fire on striking workers at a U.S.-run gold and copper mine early Monday, killing one miner and critically wounding another. Officials for the mine workers’ union say violence broke out when more than 1,000 workers at Freeport-McMoran’s Grasberg mine in easternmost Papua province pelted security forces with rocks. […]

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