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Archipelago

  • Police arrest 5 Bima students in Makassar

    The West and South Sulawesi Police confirmed on Tuesday that five students from Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, had been arrested in Makassar on Sunday night as suspected members of the Sontoso-led terrorist group in Poso, Central Sulawesi.

  • Rice raid

    An officer examines rice during a raid at Kota Klaten market in Central Java on Monday. The raid was conducted to detect synthetic rice at the market. (Antara/Aloysius J.N.)

  • Islands in focus: Kasuari Military Command base to be set up

    Indonesian Military (TNI) Army chief of staff Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo is scheduled to place the cornerstone for the construction of the Kasuari XVIII Military Command base in Arfai village, South Manokwari district, West Papua, on Tuesday.

  • Islands in focus: 250 cataract patients get free surgery

    The 2015 Belu Region Indonesia Expedition Team is providing free cataract surgery on Monday and Tuesday at the Naibonat Regional Hospital in East Kupang district, Kupang regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

  • Islands in focus: Anak Dalam tribe members join BPJS

    The mind-set and lifestyle of members of the Anak Dalam tribe in Muara Kilis village, Tengah Ilir district, Tebo regency, appear to be changing as they have applied to enter the Social Security Management Agency (BPJS) health insurance plan.

  • Islands in focus: Mayor Risma likely to be reelected

    Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini will likely be reelected in December, according to a survey that has found her electability to be very high.

  • Islands in focus: Police shoot former GAM member dead

    A joint team from the Aceh Police and the police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) unit shot two men, killing one, in Blang Malu, Mutiara Timur district, Pidie regency, Aceh regency early on Sunday.

  • Govt disburses Rp 159b for Klewer Market reconstruction

    The government has allocated Rp 159 billion (US$12.08 million) from the state budget (APBN) to rebuild the Klewer Market, which was set ablaze at the end of 2014, in Surakarta, Central Java, an official says.

  • 2 suspected terrorists shot dead in Poso

    Officers from the police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) shot dead two suspected terrorists in a gunfight in Gayatri hamlet, Maranda village, Poso Pesisir district, Poso regency, Central Sulawesi, on Sunday evening.

  • Govt allocates Rp 159b to rebuild Klewer Market

    The government has allocated Rp 159 billion (US$12.08 million) from the state budget (APBN) to rebuild the Klewer Market, which was set ablaze at the end of 2014, in Surakarta, Central Java, an official says.

  • Mayor Risma likely to be reelected

    Incumbent Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini will likely be reelected in December, according to a survey that has found her electability to be very high.

  • Man in the mirror

    A Rohingya migrant man looks at his face in a mirror at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh on Monday. Thousands of migrants - about half of them Bangladeshi and the others minority Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar - have landed ashore in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand since May 10. Thousands more are believed to be trapped at sea, and the United Nations has warned that time is running out. (AP/Tatan Syuflana)

  • Thousands participate in Jogja Nite Run

    More than 4,000 Yogyakarta residents and tourists participated in the Jogja Nite Run, a fun run over a distance of 5 kilometers, with the route passing heritage sites in the city, on Saturday evening.

  • Cirebon accident disrupts train schedule: KAI

    A crash involving a Bangunkarta passenger train serving Jakarta-Surabaya and a freight train at Waruduwur Station in Astana Japura district, Cirebon, West Java, on Saturday evening has disrupted train traffic on the northern Java railway route, a railway operator official has said.

  • Islands in focus: 618 pieces of processed wood seized

    Authorities have confiscated 618 pieces of processed wood sourced from illegal logging operations in protected forests and backed by security officers between February and May, an official stated Saturday.

  • Islands in focus: Police investigate Cirebon train accident

    The police have continued their investigation into the cause of a crash between a Bangunkarta passenger train serving Jakarta-Surabaya and a freight train at Waruduwur Station in Cirebon regency, West Java, on Saturday evening.

  • Islands in focus: Kid sick after eating plastic rice

    A 10-year-old girl was rushed to Sari Mutiara Hospital in Medan on Sunday after eating rice which allegedly contained synthetic materials.

  • Displaced Semarang traders keep the spirit

    Dozens of the 4,710 traders displaced by the blaze that ravaged the Johar and Yaik markets in Semarang, Central Java, have opened temporary kiosks, but business is slow.

  • Govt urged to disburse US$5m CSR scholarship fund

    NGO activists in West Sumatra have urged the provincial administration to disburse over US$5 million in scholarship funds for students from low-income families that it has kept in its bank account for almost nine years.

  • Girl hospitalized after eating 'synthetic' rice

    A 10-year-old girl was rushed to hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, after suffering from a swollen stomach caused by eating rice contaminated with synthetic materials.

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