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Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews massive smoke-and-ash column

Feb 19, 2018 - 4:42 PM

Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island spews the thick plume after activity picked in recent days. There are no reports of injuries or deaths.

MOUNT SINABUNG. Thick volcanic ash spews into the air from Mount Sinabung volcano in Karo, North Sumatra, on February 19, 2018. Photo by Endro Rusharyanto/AFP

Giant python attacks Indonesian man before being eaten

Oct 05, 2017 - 9:45 AM

An Indonesian man, who sometimes liked to eat snake, tried to catch the giant python – but it fought back and bit him on his left arm, nearly severing it from his body.

PYTHON. This handout picture shows villagers beside a 7.8 metre (25.6 foot) long python which was killed after it attacked an Indonesian man. HANDOUT / BATANG GANSAL POLICE / AFP

11 Indonesians feared dead in gold mine accident

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:47 PM

The men were in a narrow 50 meter 160 feet deep shaft on Sumatra island on Monday when heavy rain sent water and earth surging into the mine

Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:07 PM

Sumatran elephants are critically endangered It is estimated between 2 400 and 2 800 remain in the wild according to conservation group WWF

ENDANGERED. Sumatran elephants are critically endangered. Photo by AFP

Indonesian earthquake causes injuries, damages buildings

Jun 02, 2016 - 10:47 PM

In Padang two people were seriously injured by falling debris said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho

Indonesia defends shooting at Taiwanese fishing boats

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:24 PM

It was the latest example of Jakarta taking a tougher approach to defending its waters

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Researchers say Zika case found in Indonesia

Jan 31, 2016 - 8:55 PM

An Indonesian research institute says it had found one positive Zika case on Sumatra Island

Indonesian landslide buries 18 villagers

Dec 03, 2015 - 7:52 PM

3 were found dead while rescuers are searching for the bodies of 15 others

Indonesia's Sumatra rattled by 6.1-magnitude quake

Nov 09, 2015 - 12:45 PM

An AFP correspondent in Padang said the earth swayed back and forth for around 10 seconds

The wRap Indonesia: Church burned in Aceh, survivor found from chopper crash

Oct 14, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the results of the MH17 probe Thailand s big football win against Vietnam and Indonesia as the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair

HELICOPTER. The helicopter that crashed was of this model. File photo: EPA

Indonesian found alive, naked in lake, after chopper crash

Oct 13, 2015 - 5:57 PM

The survivor in his 20s was one of 5 people aboard the Eurocopter EC 130 when it disappeared Sunday

HELIKOPTER. Heli ini sejenis dengan helikopter yang jatuh. Foto: EPA

Critically endangered Sumatran elephants found dead

Jun 03, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Two critically endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in an Indonesian national park and are believed to have been poisoned