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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia seeks jail term for boat captain in Japanese diver deaths

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:38pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Denpasar, Indonesia Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought a jail term of three years and six months for a boat skipper who lost track of seven Japanese women during a diving trip that left two of them dead. Agustinus Brata Kusuma lost sight of the women near the resort island of Bali on February 14 when a storm hit suddenly. Five of them were saved ...

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    Japanese diver found dead off Bali after five rescued

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:56pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of five others in the group. The diver, almost unrecognisable after days in the water, was one of seven women who disappeared on Friday after setting out on a diving expedition from Nusa Lembongan, just east of Bali. As days passed hopes faded that any of the women would be found alive in an area known for its stunning underwater beauty but also its strong and unpredictable currents. ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic parties bounce back in Muslim-majority Indonesia's parliamentary elections

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 02:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... their support slip further after years of decline. While there have been increasing signs of Islam in Indonesian public life since the 1998 downfall of dictator Suharto – such as more women wearing ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Seven female Japanese scuba divers missing off Nusa Lembongan, Bali

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Hunt goes on for seven women divers off Bali Seven Japanese women are still missing despite two days of searches after they disappeared on a scuba diving trip ... agency. The women are aged between 27 and 59. Japanese government officials said all members of the party were experienced, having each completed at least 50 dive trips, Kyodo said. The Japanese ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Husband of remaining missing Japan diver joins search in Bali

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... on an expedition on Friday from Nusa Lembongan island, east of the resort island of Bali. The women, all experienced divers, went missing – and as days passed hopes faded any of them would be found alive in an area known for its stunning underwater beauty but also strong, unpredictable currents. Video: Rescuers take survivors to shore Then fishermen spotted five of the women on Monday – three days ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Bali boat captain held over Japan divers’ accident

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:55pm by AFP

    ... as officials called off the search for the final missing diver, Shoko Takahashi – one of seven women who took part in the expedition which set off last Friday from an island east of Bali. We were ... The women told how they “dived for 30 minutes and came to the surface but the Ocean Express was not there”, he said, referring to the boat. “We named the boat captain a suspect as he has (committed) ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Five Japan divers found alive after days missing off Bali

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 12:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Semawang Fishermen spot the divers, among seven women who went missing on Friday, some 20km from where they set off for a diving expedition Fishermen find missing ... of Bali three days after they went missing, officials said. Fishermen spotted the divers, among seven women who went missing on Friday, some 20 kilometres from where they set off for a diving ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    At least seven killed as train hits petrol truck in Jakarta

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 02:34pm by AP

    ... The driver survived and was being treated at a hospital. Two train cars derailed, including a women-only car, as hundreds of panicked passengers ran away, many screaming and crying. Rescuers pulled ... I was... trampled by other passengers," said Veronica, a commuter from the derailed women-only car. "We managed to escape after people from outside broke the windows. I saw many victims ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    More gases erupt from rumbling Indonesian volcano

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 08:23pm by AP

    ... villagers. “We were running in panic under the rain of ash and gravel.... I heard many women and children screaming and crying,” he said, adding that his fruit and vegetable farms were destroyed ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian Muslims hold anti-Miss World protest

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 09:04pm by AP

    ... the local organiser of the contest. They held up banners with “Reject Miss World that exploits women” and “Go to hell Miss World” on them, and shouted “Allah akbar,” or God is great, outside the building, which was guarded by 300 police. “This is an insult and humiliation of women,” Muhammad Al Khathath, an Islamic Society Forum leader, told the crowd. “Muslims should reject the Miss World ...




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