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Powerful earthquake rocks parts of eastern Indonesia

A strong, shallow earthquake has struck eastern Indonesia, killing at least one person, damaging some houses and causing panicked residents to flee.
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Strong earthquake hits Indonesia’s Banda Sea

A strong earthquake struck Monday in Indonesia’s Banda Sea, but authorities said there is no tsunami threat.
This aerial picture taken on Apr 27, 2019 shows a general view of submerged buildings after heavy rain caused flooding in Bengkulu on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. (AFP-Diva Marha)

Floods in Indonesia kill dozens, thousands displaced

Floods sparked by torrential rains have killed nearly 40 in Indonesia with a dozen more still missing, officials said Monday, marking the latest calamity for a disaster-prone nation.
Residents carry their belongings as they wade through flood water in Sentani, near Jayapura, Papua province [EPA]

Indonesia flood death toll crosses 100, dozens still missing

The death toll from flash floods and landslides that tore through Indonesia's Papua region has topped 100 with dozens more still missing, the disaster agency said on Wednesday.
The death toll from flash floods and mudslides, triggered by days of torrential downpours in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing.

Death toll from Indonesia floods, mudslides rises to 89

The death toll from flash floods and mudslides, triggered by days of torrential downpours in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing.
No fewer than 58 people have been killed in flash floods in the eastern Indonesian province of Papua.

Baby missing due to flood reunited with dad

A baby trapped under rubble after flash flooding destroyed his home in Indonesia has been reunited with his father after the disaster killed the rest of their family, officials said on Monday, as the death toll hit 77.
No fewer than 58 people have been killed in flash floods in the eastern Indonesian province of Papua.

Flood kills 58 people in Indonesia

No fewer than 58 people have been killed in flash floods in the eastern Indonesian province of Papua.
People dig through mud beside an Mi-17 helicopter belonging to Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency following flash floods in Sentani near the provincial capital of Jayapura, Indonesia’s eastern Papua province, on March 17, 2019. Flash floods in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province have killed at least 50 people, an official said on March 17, as rescuers battled mud, rocks and fallen trees in the hunt for survivors. Netty Dharma Somba / AFP

Flash floods kill at least 58 in Indonesia’s Papua

Flash floods in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province have killed at least 58 people, an official said Sunday, as rescuers battled mud, rocks and fallen trees in the hunt for survivors.
Snakes have been used by Indonesian police to interrogate suspects in Papua province. Fachrul Reza-Barcroft Images

Indonesia police apologise for using snake during interrogation

Police in Indonesia’s Papua province have apologised after interrogators used a snake during an attempt to extract a confession from a suspected mobile phone thief, a spokesman said on Monday.
Indonesian soldiers prepare coffins for construction workers, believed to have been shot dead, in Wamena in Papua province on December 4, 2018. - Indonesia is investigating reports that 31 construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, the public works minister said on December 4, as he halted construction in the area. (Photo by STAF STEEL / AFP)

Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Indonesian soldiers hunted on Wednesday for rebels suspected of killing as many as 24 construction workers in restive Papua province, as an eyewitness account supplied by the military described a grisly mass execution.
Indonesian soldiers prepare coffins for construction workers, believed to have been shot dead, in Wamena in Papua province on December 4, 2018. - Indonesia is investigating reports that 31 construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, the public works minister said on December 4, as he halted construction in the area. (Photo by STAF STEEL / AFP)

Indonesia probes reports dozens of workers shot dead in Papua

An Indonesian soldier was killed while investigating reports that more than two dozen construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, officials said Tuesday.
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Boy survives, eight die in Indonesian plane crash

A 12-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed eight people in mountainous eastern Indonesia, authorities said Sunday.
This picture taken on July 22, 2018 shows Indonesian officials standing near home appliances that were collected from inmates at the Sukamiskin jail in Bandung. Inmates at an Indonesian prison paid bribes for luxurious cells equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen televisions and private washrooms, officials said on July 23, as half a dozen jail employees were arrested in the case. / AFP PHOTO / TIMUR MATAHARI

Search on for two dozen inmates after Indonesia prison break

Indonesian authorities are searching for two dozen inmates who escaped from a prison by sawing through the iron bars of a ventilation window, police said Monday.

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