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Mary Jane Veloso to Face Death by Firing Squad on Tuesday

Mary Jane Veloso to Face Death by Firing Squad on Tuesday

By Kimberly Ripley April 25, 2015

Mary Jane Veloso is a Filipina who was convicted of drug trafficking in Indonesia. The 30-year-old mother has been sentenced to die by a firing squad on Tuesday, April 28th, for being deemed a drug mule. Lawyer Minnie Lopez of …

Sumatra Volcano Eruption Kills 15 Sumatra Volcano Eruption Kills 15

A sudden eruption of an active volcano in the  Sumatra Islands of Indonesia has so far claimed 15 lives according to official reports. According to Jarkata Post, this is the first time volcanic eruptions of Mount Sinabung had caused fatalities. Spirals of …

Pinterest Keeps Expanding with Launch in Indonesia Pinterest Keeps Expanding with Launch in Indonesia

Pinterest has just announced that the site is now accessible in Indonesian. That means that the site is now available in almost two dozen languages. Just a week ago, Pinterest launched in Korean. With those recent languages expansions, users can …

Indonesia Helicopter Crash Kills 13 Indonesia Helicopter Crash Kills 13

A helicopter crashed and exploded on Saturday, in the jungles of Borneo Island in Indonesia, killing 13 people. Six more were injured, after the aircraft carrying construction workers ran into a cliff, while attempting to land at a work site …

Indonesia Volcano Erupts Again, Forces Evacuations Indonesia Volcano Erupts Again, Forces Evacuations

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An Indonesia volcano recently erupted for the third time in recent months. Mount Sinabung was the volcano that erupted, causing hundreds of villagers to evacuate. The volcano unleashed a 7-km (4.3 mile) column of ash into the air on Sunday. …

Camera Traps Capture Elusive Sumatran Rhino Camera Traps Capture Elusive Sumatran Rhino

The World Wildlife Fund announced earlier today that an elusive Sumatran rhinoceros has been caught on camera in the jungles of East Kalimantan, a province of Indonesia. The Borneo subspecies was thought to be extinct in the area, and the …

Miss Philippines Wins Miss World Competition Miss Philippines Wins Miss World Competition

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And the winner is…Miss Philippines! Megan Young, Miss Philippines 2013, was crowned Miss World at the competition on Saturday. The contest has faced many obstacles this year, including a mystery contestant, protests, and calls for the show to be banned. …

Honda Mobilio Unveiled at Indonesia Int’l Motor Show Honda Mobilio Unveiled at Indonesia Int’l Motor Show
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Hoping to increases its sales in an ever-growing market in Indonesia (which is expected to account for 2.3 million vehicles in ASEAN by 2019), Honda has unveiled its Honda Mobilio at the 2013 Indonesia International Motor Show. The Mobilio will …

Mt. Sinabung Erupts In Indonesia, Thousands Flee Mt. Sinabung Erupts In Indonesia, Thousands Flee

Mt. Sinabung is a pleistocene-to-holocene stratovolcano located in North Sumatra, Indonesia. It’s OK if you aren’t sure what exactly that means, because the word that is important in the previous sentence is volcano, mainly because of what they are known …

Google Street View Car Hits 3 Vehicles In Reportedly Attempted Hit And Run Google Street View Car Hits 3 Vehicles In Reportedly Attempted Hit And Run
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Wow. Just wow. A Google Street View car driver apparently hit two buses and a truck, and tried to flee the scene. The incident happened in Bogor, Indonesia, and there is photographic evidence of a wrecked Street View car. Gizmodo …

For First Time, U.N. Study Highlights Pacific-Asian Rape Culture

A multi-country survey recently conducted by the U.N. of Asian countries near the South Pacific sheds a terrifying light onto rape culture as it exists in nations far less fascinating to the media than India. The abstract is here, and …

Walking Shark: Great for Science, Great for Conservation

Science freaked out the laymen a couple of days ago when a new shark species was discovered in Indonesia. Oh yeah, and also…it walks. The new species, called Hemiscyllium halmahera, is a type of epaulette shark described in the journal …

Indonesia Volcano Erupts, Killing 6

A volcano erupted in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia early on Saturday morning, spewing ash thousands of feet into the air and smothering a nearby beach in lava. Six people were killed. Mount Rokatenda, on the tiny island of Palue, has …

Sumatra Earthquake Causes Deaths, Injuries

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Tuesday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred in the Aceh reagion at the northern end of the island, around 34 miles from the city of Bireun. …

Singapore Hailstorm Probably Caused By Wildfires

Singapore has experienced a rare hailstorm today, and it’s thought to be the product of freezing rain mixed with tiny dust particles coming from the wildfire smoke that’s spread from Indonesia. No damage was reported from the hail, and it …

Indonesia Haze Affecting Singapore, Forest Fires Being Blamed

Indonesia is being asked by Singapore to get control of its forest fires after the pollutant index in the air rose to a staggering 155 on Monday, the highest it’s been since 2006. Officials asked employers to provide masks to …

Bikini Ban: Miss World Contestants to Wear Sarongs
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Though they’ve been a staple of beauty pageants for decades, bikinis are not welcome this year at the Miss World competition. According to an Associated Press report, the organizers of the Miss World beauty pageant have banned bikinis from being …