Indonesia candidates: Metal fan, cleric, soldier, tycoon

World 04/16/19, 22:56

Indonesia's presidential election Wednesday pits incumbent Joko Widodo against former special forces Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a repeat of the 2014 contest. Widodo, a furniture exporter and heavy metal fan who had a meteoric rise in Indonesian politics, chose a conservative Muslim cleric as his vice presidential candidate. Subianto's running ...

Indonesia candidates: Metal fan, cleric, soldier, tycoon

World 04/15/19, 01:54

Indonesia's presidential election Wednesday pits incumbent Joko Widodo against former special forces Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a repeat of the 2014 contest. Widodo, a furniture exporter and heavy metal fan who had a meteoric rise in Indonesian politics, chose a conservative Muslim cleric as his vice presidential candidate. Subianto's running ...

Boeing crashes alarm travelers, groundings snowball

World 03/12/19, 05:05

Fatal crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 planes less than five months apart have alarmed the public, triggering a wave of groundings worldwide, but experts say reported similarities between the two disasters are not conclusive evidence of a shared cause.The Ethiopian Airlines crash Sunday which claimed 157 lives was the ...

Indonesia’s Merapi volcano unleashes river of lava

World 01/30/19, 00:13

Indonesia's volatile Mount Merapi volcano has unleashed a river of lava that flowed 1,400 meters (4,590 feet) down its slopes.Kasbani, head of the Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center, says Merapi on the island of Java has entered an "effusive eruption phase."Kasbani, who goes by a single name, said the ...

Indonesia finds Lion Air jet’s cockpit voice recorder

World 01/13/19, 23:28

Navy divers have located the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said Monday, in a possible boost to the accident investigation.Ridwan Djamaluddin, a deputy maritime minister, told reporters that remains of some of the 189 people who died ...

Rain sets off Indonesia landslide, killing 9 with 34 missing

World 01/01/19, 01:17

Soldiers, police and residents fanned out across a damaged Indonesian village Tuesday, searching in the mud for possible victims of a landslide caused by torrential rain that killed at least nine people and left 34 others missing.Tons of mud that rolled from the surrounding hills late Monday buried 30 houses ...

Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size

Science 12/29/18, 01:24

Scientists say Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island, which erupted and collapsed a week ago triggering a deadly tsunami, is now only about a quarter of its pre-eruption size.Indonesia's Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation says Anak Krakatau now has a volume of 40-70 million cubic meters and lost 150-180 ...

Indonesia widens exclusion zone around island volcano

World 12/26/18, 22:32

Indonesia has widened the no-go zone around an island volcano that triggered a tsunami on the weekend, killing at least 430 people in Sumatra and Java.The country's volcanology agency said Thursday that the Anak Krakatau volcano's alert status had been raised to the second highest level and the exclusion zone ...

Indonesia asks people to avoid coast near erupting volcano

World 12/25/18, 21:34

Indonesian authorities asked people near an island volcano to avoid the coast while eruptions and weather and sea conditions were being monitored for tsunami risks.A tsunami that followed an eruption of Anak Krakatoa hit communities along the Sunda Strait on Saturday night, killing more than 420 people and displacing thousands. ...

Update: Tsunami toll now 429 dead, thousands homeless

World 12/25/18, 01:56

The Latest on the tsunami that hit parts of Indonesia (all times local):1:30 p.m.The death toll from the tsunami that hit Indonesian islands without warning Saturday night has passed 420 with more than 1,400 people injured.Thousands of people were left homeless when the waves smashed homes on coastal areas of ...

Update: Indonesia tsunami death toll climbs to 373

World 12/24/18, 08:16

The Latest on a tsunami that hit along Indonesia's Sunda Strait (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the weekend tsunami has climbed to 373. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said Monday that 128 others were missing in the disaster, with 1,459 injured. The waves washed ashore ...

Indonesian investigators say doomed Lion Air jet ‘airworthy’

World 11/29/18, 04:02

Investigators of the Oct. 28 crash of a Lion Air flight into the Java Sea say the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft was deemed airworthy when it made its final takeoff from Jakarta.The officials summoned reporters Thursday to refute reports on a news conference the day before where some media reported ...

Report faults Indonesian airline’s safety measures in crash

World 11/28/18, 02:22

A report based on black box data from an Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed last month cites equipment failures and the airline's safety measures as factors in the disaster.The data reported Wednesday showed the pilots of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 struggled to maintain control as an automatic safety ...

Chilling phone video shows passengers boarding fatal flight

World 10/31/18, 09:11

Like untold numbers of spontaneously shot smartphone videos, Paul Ferdinand Ayorbaba's most recent was not a work of art, full of the backs of heads and the constant bobbing and disorientating pans and zooms that are a signature of mass digital culture. But its mundane details have been transformed by tragedy ...

Possible seabed position of crashed Lion Air jet located

World 10/31/18, 01:04

A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia's military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying dozens of body parts recovered from a 15-nautical-mile-wide search area.The 2-month-old Boeing plane plunged into the Java Sea on Monday ...

Update: Object thought to be Lion jet at 32-meter depth

World 10/31/18, 00:58

The Latest on the crash of a Lion Air passenger plane in Indonesia (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A family member of passengers of the crashed Lion Air plane is assisted by others upon arrival at the police hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Relatives numbed by grief provided samples ...

Indonesia plane crash search finds remains, debris at sea

World 10/29/18, 22:10

Search and rescue personnel worked through the night to find victims of the Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia, sending 24 body bags to identification experts as the airline flew dozens of grieving relatives to the country's capital. Father of Bhavye Suneja, one of the pilots of a Lion Air plane ...

Lion Air crash renews concerns about Indonesia airlines

Europe 10/29/18, 16:37

The deadly crash of a Lion Air jet in the Java Sea has renewed questions about the safety of Indonesian airlines soon after U.S. and European regulators removed prohibitions against them.A growing middle class and affordable fares have led to a boom in air travel in Asia, putting pressure on ...

Indonesian airline whose plane crashed a low-cost high flyer

World 10/29/18, 02:01

Lion Air, the airline whose plane crashed early Monday while traveling from Jakarta to an island off Indonesia's Sumatra with 188 people on board, is a fast-growing low cost airline with a mixed safety record.The privately-owned carrier was founded in 1999 to provide access to air travel to everyone. It ...

Update: Search being conducted at sea for Lion Air plane

World 10/28/18, 23:12

The Latest on a Lion Air plane disappearance (all times local): 10 a.m. A search and rescue effort is being conducted at sea for a Lion Air passenger jet that lost contact shortly after it left Jakarta. The Boeing 737-800 departed the Indonesian capital about 6.20 a.m. for Pangkal Pinang on an island ...

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