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  • Bali footwear exports declining

    Bali is experiencing a drop-off in footwear exports due to the global economic downturn affecting European buyers like the Netherlands, Germany and Italy.

  • Bali footwear exports declining

    Bali is experiencing a drop-off in footwear exports due to the global economic downturn affecting European buyers like the Netherlands, Germany and Italy.

  • Volcano’s eruptions to continue indefinitely: Official

    An observation team says that Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, is likely to continue erupting for quite some time following an increase in seismic activity on Monday.

  • Requirements sought for aid recipients

    Gorontalo Governor Rusli Habibie has introduced a new policy requiring recipients of any government aid to quit smoking, join family planning, send their children to school for 12 compulsory years and donate blood.

  • Mt. Merapi cold lava threatens locals

    Aerial shots from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) show that cold lava flows from Mount Merapi continue to threaten residents living on the slopes of the volcano, as some 70 million cubic meters of volcanic material from Mt. Merapi’s last major eruption in 2010 remain at its summit.

  • Prosecutors to pursue graft cases in court

    The Negara Prosecutor’s Office in Jembrana regency, Bali, is set to submit two graft cases, involving three defendants, to the Bali Corruption Court.

  • Jambi cooperatives set to fail by year-end

    As many as 147 of the 257 cooperatives in Batanghari regency, Jambi, will be inoperative by the end of the year due to mismanagement, a local official has said.

  • Toddler killed in South Aceh flood

    A 2-year-old girl was killed Sunday when she was swept away by floodwater that hit six villages in Labuhan Haji district in South Aceh regency, Aceh.

  • Surabaya to release 700 lanterns to mark Jokowi’s inauguration

    Attendees of an event celebrating the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla in Surabaya, East Java, will release 700 lanterns into the sky at the city’s Surya Park on Monday.

  • Jokowi-Kalla must manage religious diversity

    Experts say the new Indonesian government led by Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla must immediately improve the management of religious diversity in Indonesia, in line with principles of the 1945 Constitution.

  • Cold lava flows from Mt. Merapi threaten local residents

    Aerial shots from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) show that cold lava flows from Mount Merapi continue to threaten residents on the slopes of the volcano, as some 70 million cubic meters of volcanic material from Mt. Merapi's major eruption of 2010 remain at the volcano's peak.

  • Displaced Ahmadis hope for change after Jokowi’s inauguration

    The inauguration of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as the Indonesian president and vice president for 2014-2019 has brought hope to displaced Ahmadis, who have been living at the Wisma Transito shelter in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), after being expelled from their homes in West Lombok in 2006.

  • Students make ice cream and milk from corn

    Sri Nangsih Batalipu and her colleague Zikran Mbuti, both students of Gorontalo Polytechnique (Poligon) majoring in agricultural products technology, were busy working in the campus’ laboratory, making milk out of corn.

  • W. Java to upgrade tourist destinations

    The West Java provincial administration intends to upgrade the region’s tourist destinations, such as by improving access, in a bid to draw more foreign visitors.

  • Wall collapses, kills two in Labuhanbatu

    A woman and her child died when a 3-meter wall collapsed Saturday night on Jl. Ahmad Yani, Kartini subdistrict, Rantau Utara district, Labuhanbatu regency, North Sumatra.

  • Five die as bus plunges into ravine

    A bus plunged into a 40-meter-deep ravine off the Tebingbatu Way Manula ramp in the South Bukit Barisan National Park area on the border of Lampung and Bengkulu provinces on Saturday night, killing at least five of its passengers.

  • 283 families drink swamp water

    The prolonged dry season has forced at least 283 families in Hoi village, Oenino district, Timor Tengah Selatan (TTS) regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province, to resort to drinking swamp water usually consumed by cattle. “I didn’t believe it at first but it’s true,” TTS Council deputy chairman Alex Kase said on Saturday.

  • West Java struggles to attract young people into farming

    Despite the presence of 35 agricultural vocational schools (SMK) in West Java, very few young people in the region are interested in going into farming.

  • Homemade burgers sell like hotcakes

    While Purwokerto city in Banyumas regency, Central Java, is famous for its signature mendoan (battered thinly sliced tempeh), a US-born man is trying to introduce burgers to enrich the array of street food in the city.

  • Over-exploitation of water a threat to Yogyakarta

    The rapid exploitation of groundwater in Yogyakarta has caused the water table to fall by between 20 and 30 centimeters annually, an official has warned.

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