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Archipelago

  • Old friends

    President-elect and Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center) and his wife Iriana (right) talk with Surakarta Mayor FX Hadi Rudyatmo (left) at a open house in Graha Saba, Sumber, Surakarta, Central Java, on Wednesday. Rudyatmo was Jokowi's deputy mayor when he was Surakarta mayor.

  • Thousands inundate Yogya tourist sites during holiday

    Thousands of tourists flooded tourist sites in Yogyakarta province beginning on Tuesday, the second day of Idul Fitri.

     

  • Fatal pick-up truck crash sparks riot

    A riot broke out on the second day of Idul Fitri after six motorcycle riders were killed by a speeding pick-up truck in Batam, Riau Islands on Tuesday. The crash also left two others in critical condition.

     

     

  • Overloaded boat capsizes in S. Kalimantan

    A wooden inter-village boat transporting more than 60 passengers and 15 motorcycles capsized in Kuala Kapuas, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, on Tuesday.

  • Police hunt for armed group in Papua

    Papua Police chief Brig. Gen. Yotje Mende said in Jayapura, Papua, on Tuesday that the police were hunting down an armed civilian group that killed two police officers in Lanny Jaya on Monday.

  • Grebek Syawal ritual

    Palace guards present offerings in an annual ritual locally known as Grebeg Syawal at the Kauman Grand Mosque in Yogyakarta on Tuesday. The ritual, which was held in conjunction with the celebration of Idul Fitri, constitutes a presentation from the Yogyakarta sultanate to the people in the form of agricultural produce.

  • Kalla regrets teenager's death at his open-house event

    Vice President-elect Jusuf Kalla sent his condolences and deep regrets through spokesman Poempida Hidayatullah to the family of Dika, a 15-year-old teenager who died on Tuesday of asphyxiation while competing with others to reach Kalla during an open-house gathering held at Kalla’s personal residence in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

     

  • Two policemen dead, four rifles missing in Papua

    Two police officers from the Pirime police office in Lanny Jaya district, Papua, were shot and killed on Monday by a group of armed insurgents in Nugume Village. The two policemen were among eight police officers en route to meet citizens of Maki village.

     

  • One dead at Kalla’s open house in Makassar

    A female teenager has died, allegedly from asphyxiation, after being trampled Tuesday during an Idul Fitri open-house gathering held by Vice President-elect Jusuf Kalla at his residence on Jalan Hadji Bau in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

     

     

  • Bodies of police officers killed by alleged separatists in Papua evacuated

    The bodies of two police officers — Zulkifli and Prayoga, who were shot and killed by suspected separatists in Papua — are to be evacuated to the provincial capital of Jayapura on Tuesday.