Orangutan mother blinded by air gun pellets in Indonesia

Science 03/18/19, 23:04

An orangutan mother has been blinded after being shot with at least 74 air gun pellets on Indonesia's Sumatra island, where threats to the endangered species have increased as the palm oil and paper industries shrink its jungle habitat.An X-ray showed at least 74 air gun pellets in her body, ...

Indonesian woman detonates bomb, killing herself and child

World 03/13/19, 10:32

The wife of an Islamic militant arrested for plotting attacks in the Indonesian capital detonated a bomb during a siege of their home in North Sumatra, killing herself and her two-year-old child, the national police said Wednesday.The woman is believed to have blown herself up hours after throwing a homemade ...

Indonesia court allows dam in orangutan habitat to proceed

Science 03/04/19, 19:32

Environmentalists lost a court challenge Monday to a Chinese-backed dam in Indonesia that will rip through the habitat of the most critically endangered orangutan species.The state administrative court in North Sumatra's capital, Medan, ruled that construction can continue despite critics of the 510-megawatt hydro dam providing evidence that its environmental ...

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 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 ...

Indonesia’s Lion Air says it’s lost contact with airplane

World 10/28/18, 22:39

Indonesia's Lion Air said Monday it has lost contact with a passenger jet flying from Jakarta to an island off Sumatra. A search and rescue effort has been launched for the Boeing 737-800 plane which departed Jakarta about 6.20 a.m. "We can confirm that one of our flights has lost contact," said ...

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