JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of Indonesians have rallied to demand a district chief’s resignation following his text message divorce to a teenage girl four days after their marriage. Forty-year-old Aceng Fikri, chief of West Java district in Garut, took 17-year-old Fani Oktora as his second wife in July. But he quickly divorced her via...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say a strong earthquake has shaken a remote area of eastern Indonesia. The quake was located fairly deep below the northern Molucca Sea and no tsunami warning was issued. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake measured magnitude 6.4 and struck late Sunday. It says it was centered 138 kilometers...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A search continued Friday for scores of men missing after a steel-hull fishing boat carrying about 200 suspected asylum seekers bound for Australia capsized in heavy seas south of Indonesia. Four Indonesian and Australian warships, four merchant ships and five Australian government aircraft had joined the search in 2-meter (7-foot) swells...
AMBON, Indonesia (AP) — A rescue official said Tuesday that at least 58 people were missing from a boat that capsized over the weekend in eastern Indonesia — a far higher potential death toll than authorities initially thought. Earlier authorities said only 14 people were missing in Sunday’s sinking. Dony Haryanto of the local search...
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Rioting has erupted in the restive Indonesian province of Papua after a prominent independence activist was shot and killed by police. Police said dozens of angry people killed an onlooker from Java island and burned five shops, two cars and more than 20 motorbikes on Thursday. They say they’ve arrested three...
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