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Indonesia submarine with 53 people goes missing off Bali; neighbours offer help

An Indonesian navy submarine has gone missing with 53 people on board, military officials say. The KRI Nanggala-402 was conducting live-fire torpedo exercises north of the island of Bali when it lost contact at about 3:00am on Wednesday morning. Some reports say contact was lost after the submarine had been given clearance to dive into […]

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Groom nearly ends up marrying stranger after reaching wrong wedding venue

A groom in Indonesia ended up at the wrong venue for his wedding. The glitch almost led to the man marrying a stranger after Google Maps led him to the wrong location. According to media reports, the goof-up happened as there were two ceremonies- a wedding and an engagement- happening in the same village on […]

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Flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and East Timor, 113 dead

At least 113 people have died after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and East Timor on Sunday. Torrential rain sparked widespread destruction in the South East Asian neighbours, with water from overflowing dams submerging thousands of homes. The affected area stretches from Flores island in eastern Indonesia to East Timor. In Indonesia alone, 86 […]

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44 dead, dozens displaced as heavy rains trigger floods in Indonesia

Floods kill at least 41 people in Indonesia’s Flores island on Sunday, the disaster management agency BNPB said, and at least 3 more were reported killed in neighbouring East Timor. “Dozens of houses were buried in mud in Lamanele village… residents’ houses washed away by the flood,” Raditya Jati, a BNPB spokesman said in a […]

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Indonesian divers retrieve cockpit voice recorder of crashed Sriwijaya Air jet 3 months later

Indonesia recovered the cockpit voice recorder of Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea shortly after take-off on January 9, killing all 62 people on board. In a press conference on Wednesday, Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said that the recorder was found late on Tuesday. Divers found the casing and beacon […]

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Massive fire engulfs Indonesian oil refinery, hundreds evacuated

Indonesian state oil company Pertamina shut its Balongan oil refinery in West Java as it battles to control a massive fire that broke out overnight, injuring five people. About 950 nearby residents had been evacuated, Pertamina said on Monday, with videos shared on social media showing huge flames engulfing the 125,000 barrels per day facility, […]

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Suicide bombers explode themselves outside Indonesia cathedral, 14 wounded

Fourteen people were hospitalized with injuries following a suspected suicide bombing outside the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Makassar City, Indonesia, on Sunday, police said. The two suspected bombers both died, according to Indonesian police, and so far no other deaths have been reported. A security guard who tried to stop two suspected bombers […]

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Horrifying Video: Woman throws plastic bottle into hippo’s mouth during safari tour

A woman throwing a plastic bottle into a hippopotamus’s mouth has sparked an online outrage. A horrific video surfaced from Taman Safari in Bogor, West Java. The video was recorded by Cyntia Ayu. “While driving, I saw an arm pop out of a car window holding a plastic cup, waving it at the hippo to […]

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Indonesia: Bus carrying high school children plunges into ravine, 27 killed

A bus carrying school children and parents returning from an excursion plunged into a ravine in the island of Java, Indonesia on Wednesday night, killing 27 people, authorities said. The search and rescue agency said in a statement on Thursday that the driver of the bus lost control shortly before the crash in an area […]

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Illegal goldmine collapses in Indonesia’s Sulawesi province killing at least six people, several missing

Rescuers in Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province were searching for survivors after a landslide in an illegal gold mining area killed six people, officials said on Thursday. Teams comprising police, military and the local disaster agency deployed heavy machinery to help the search in the village of Buranga after the landslide on Wednesday evening. At least […]

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Blood red river inundates Indonesian village after floods hit dyeing factory

A blood red river inundated the Indonesian village of Jenggot after floods hit a nearby batik factory on Saturday, causing a frenzy on social media. Thousands of users on Twitter shared photos and videos of the village south of Pekalongan city in Central Java being flooded by crimson-coloured water, which some social media users said […]

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Two men whipped 77 times in Indonesia for having sex

Two men in Indonesia were publicly caned 77 times after being reported to local Islamic police for having gay sex. Dozens gathered at a city park on a working Thursday to witness the couple, aged 27 and 29, repeatedly whipped across their backs by a team of masked enforcers, wearing robes and hoods. They were […]