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4 killed in Indonesia forest fires; police arrest suspects

PONTIANAK, Indonesia (AP) – Police in the Indonesian part of Borneo island have arrested more than a dozen people suspected of starting forest fires that have killed four people in the past month. West Kalimantan police chief Didi Haryono said Tuesday that two of the 27 people wanted by police …

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Indonesian shaman arrested for keeping sex slave for 15 years

Palu, Indonesia, Aug 8, 2018 (AFP) -An Indonesian shaman has been arrested for abducting a teenager and keeping her as a sex slave for 15 years by claiming he was possessed by the spirit of her imaginary boyfriend, police said Wednesday. The distressed woman, who is now aged 28, was …

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Strong quake kills 13, injures hundreds, on Indonesia holiday island

Lombok, Indonesia, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok killed at least 13 people, injured hundreds and damaged thousands of homes on Sunday, officials said. The shallow 6.4-magnitude quake jolted the island in the early morning, sending people running outside in panic and …

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Passengers rescued from stricken Indonesia ferry; 31 dead

Passengers trapped for a night on a stricken ferry off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were rescued early Wednesday, officials said, as the death toll rose to 31 with three people missing and believed drowned inside the vessel. The latest in a succession of boat tragedies in Indonesia began on …

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Officer, 4 attackers dead in Indonesia police station assault

Pekanbaru, Indonesia, May 16, 2018 (AFP) – Four men were shot and killed as they staged an attack on a police headquarters that left one officer dead and two wounded, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, days after a wave of deadly suicide bombings in another part of the country. The group …

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At least 10 killed, dozens injured in illegal Indonesia oil well fire

Banda Aceh, Indonesia, April 25, 2018 (AFP) – At least 10 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a huge blaze at an illegal oil well in Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday. An oil spill sparked a huge fire about 1:30 am (1830 GMT Tuesday) in a residential area …

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Corrupt Indonesia politician sentenced to 15 years in prison

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court sentenced a politician praised by President Donald Trump to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for his role in the theft of $170 million of public money, a victory for anti-corruption police fighting the country’s rampant graft. Setya Novanto, the former speaker of …

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Indonesian city declares emergency after oil spill

JAKARTA, April 3 (Reuters) – Indonesia has declared a state of emergency around a port on Borneo island, officials said on Tuesday, after a large oil spill and fire killed four people at the weekend. Disaster mitigation officials were able to control the blaze in the port city of Balikpapan …

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Indonesians arrested for shooting an orangutan some 130 times

Jakarta, Feb 19, 2018 (AFP) -Four Indonesian men have been arrested over the killing of an orangutan shot some 130 times with an air rifle, police said Monday, in the latest fatal attack on a critically endangered species. The suspects, farmers from the island of Borneo, admitted killing the animal, …

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Indonesia church attacker wanted to join IS in Syria

JAKARTA, Feb 12, (Agencies): The Indonesian who attacked a church congregation with a sword during Sunday Mass is a radical Islamist who had wanted to fight with the Islamic State group in Syria, police said Monday. A r o u n d 100 people were attending the service at a …

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