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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Sixteen dead as Indonesia bus plunges into river

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 02:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cisarua, Indonesia Sixteen people were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday when a bus plunged into a river as it returned from a church outing on Indonesia’s ... province, local police spokesman Martinus Sitompul said. It collided with a pick-up truck then crashed into a food stall before falling up to eight metres into the river. “Sixteen people died, 32 ...

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    Popular Jakarta governor Joko Widodo to run for Indonesian presidency

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:11pm by Reuters

    ... to the city's low-income neighbourhoods. Jokowi, who grew up in a river bank slum in the Central Javanese town of Surakarta, also known as Solo, and went on to own a small furniture business before ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Volcanic eruption in Java kills three, prompts mass evacuation

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:47am by AGENCIES

    ... "The whole place was shaking- it was like we were on a ship in high seas," he said. "We fled and could see lava in the distance flowing into a river." A man and a woman, both ...

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    Nine killed in Indonesian landslide

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 05:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... to the river so the rush of rain water last night broke the riverbanks. The victims were either buried under their houses or swept by the surging waters,” he added. Indonesia is regularly affected ...

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    Eight killed in Indonesian floods, landslides

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 03:56pm by AFP

    ... on Monday night caused the Moa-Moa river, which cuts through the city of Ambon on the Maluku chain of islands, to overflow. “Eight were killed and five are still missing. Another 10 were injured,” Nugroho stated. The floods submerged some houses on the river’s banks and triggered landslides in several areas among Ambon’s hills. Nine houses were swept away or buried and another 30 damaged. ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Miss Philippines is crowned Miss World for the first time after weeks of Muslim protest

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 03:23pm by AFP

    ... The 23-year-old, wearing a pearl white gown, promised to be "the best Miss World ever" in front of a cheering crowd, which included many Filipinos, in a venue guarded by heavily armed police ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Dozens missing after boat sinks in Indonesia

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 01:37pm by Associated Press in Jakarta

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta Rescuers battled strong currents and murky water on Thursday while searching for dozens of missing workers feared dead after a boat capsized during a river ... to be carrying up to 68 passengers and crew when it sank Wednesday in the Mahakam River in East Kalimantan on Indonesia’s part of Borneo island. View Larger Map Wahyu Widhi, chief of the East Kalimantan ...

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    Death toll in Indonesia boat sinking climbs to 18

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Samarinda, Indonesia The death toll from a boat accident in the Indonesian part of Borneo island rose to 18 on Friday with five people still missing, a provincial governor said. The boat carrying workers from a plywood company sank on Wednesday after being hit by a huge wave as it travelled across the Mahakam River in East Kalimantan province. Provincial ...

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    Indonesia ferry sinks, 7 dead, 14 missing

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 05:46pm by Associated Press in Jakarta

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta A wooden ferry boat has sunk in a river in Indonesia’s part of Borneo island, leaving seven people dead and at least 14 others missing. Rustam, a port official in Samarinda, provincial capital of East Kalimantan, says the boat carrying 97 crew and passengers sank late on Thursday in Mahakam River. It was sailing upstream from Samarinda to Melak in the same ...

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    11 dead, seven missing in Indonesia flash flood

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 10:45am by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta At least 11 people were killed and seven missing after a flash flood triggered by heavy rains hit a village on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, an official said on Friday. Two days of torrential downpours in Mamasa district triggered a landslide that went into a river, causing the waterway to burst its banks, said Roki Asikin, head of the rescue agency ...




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