Four-year-old dies from bird flu in Indonesia

A four-year-old boy has died of bird flu in Indonesia, the health ministry said on Tuesday, the 10th fatal case in the country this year.

The boy, from Bogor district in western Java, died on December 6 after a week of high fever.

Tuesday, 18 December, 2012, 11:43am

Six held over YouTube street brawl

Police arrested six suspected triad members after a video clip appeared on YouTube showing a street fight between two gangs in North Point.

Last night, officers were still hunting for more than 10 others in connection with the brawl that broke out in Java Road at around 11pm on Sunday.

9 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

endangered species


Answer the following questions. To test your memory, try answering without referring to the text. If you can't remember the details, read the piece again.

8. Wild orang-utans live in:

a. Sumatra and Borneo

b. Borneo and Java

c. Borneo, Java and Sumatra

9. Orang-utans are members of which family?

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Java giveaway at Starbucks

Perhaps it's Starbucks' chairman Howard Schultz's way of thanking everyone for putting him on the recent Forbes billionaire list, but the coffee chain is offering a free cup of fresh brew for all its customers tomorrow from 10am to noon.

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Hundreds feared dead after ferry sinks in Java Sea

Hundred are feared dead after a ferry with 545 passengers aboard broke apart and sank in Indonesia's Java Sea during a violent storm. By late last night 59 people had been rescued by naval ships and other vessels.

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Dark side mars portrait of Indonesia's steely survivor


Pramoedya Ananta Toer


Born: February 6, 1925

Died: April 30, 2006

5 May 2006 - 12:00am

Action packed

Samsung Electronics' second slider phone for this year - the tri-band Anycall D528 - is not only sleek at a thickness of 14.9mm, but also packs a decent array of features, including a 1.3 megapixel digital camera with 4x digital zoom, 80MB of built-in memory and a 262,000 TFT colour display.

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Mass movement

Over the past week, 18 million people - the equivalent of the population of a small country - have been on the move, in what must surely be the largest migration of people within a week anywhere on the planet.

26 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Woman arrested for importing sparrows

A 51-year-old woman has been arrested for bringing two live Java sparrows into Hong Kong on her return from Zhongshan.

12 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Villagers smoked as petrol leaked from smashed van

The ordeal for Ng Kam-chu began when her son George Cheung's van rolled over on a bumpy forest road near the Baluran Nature Reserve on the eastern tip of Java as they were travelling to visit relatives.

Mr Cheung, his two aunts and nephew pulled themselves out of the van but Ms Ng was knocked unconscious and bleeding from head wounds.

22 May 2000 - 12:00am

Girl, 6, falls to death

A six-year-old girl plunged three floors to her death at an education centre at Java Road, North Point. She was certified dead at Eastern Hospital.

5 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Harbour fall

Sze Kwan-kwan, 17, fell into the harbour off Java Estate, North Point, while trying to retrieve his wallet. He was rescued by police.

6 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

NetWare 5 Java GUI

The NetWare 5 Java GUI install feature permits companies to use scripted installs to automate the installation of solutions across the organization.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

North Point man hurt in acid attack

An attacker poured corrosive liquid over a 33-year-old man in Java Road as the man walked to his home in North Point Estate - the second such attack in a week.

The victim was taken to Eastern Hospital and was in a stable condition.

20 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Sun takes JavaOS into realm of the obsolete PC

So much has been said about Java that it probably is lost on most people. Many hear the word Java and recollect pre-conceptions about the subject, be they positive or negative. Most are unaware that developments are taking place.

23 Jun 1998 - 12:00am