All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Indonesia’

Mary Jane Veloso to Face Death by Firing Squad on Tuesday

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 the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) tells the Manila Bulletin that Mary Jane Veloso has been informed by the …

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Heather Mack Murder Investigation Complete

Heather Mack, the 19-year-old Chicago woman accused of murdering her mother in Bali with the help of her boyfriend, could soon find herself in an Indonesian courtroom. Indonesian police today announced that they have completed their investigation into the murder. According to an Associated Press report, police have formally transferred the case to prosecutors, who now have 20 days to …

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Tsunami Warning After Indonesia Quake Cancelled

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit at 10:31 am Saturday morning, local time, off the coast of the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia, prompting the issue of a tsunami warning, which was later called off. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of 29 miles, with the epicenter being roughly 83 miles northwest of Kota Ternate. The …

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USS Houston Wreck Found in Pacific Ocean

On the night of February 28, 1942, the USS Houston, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” was engaged in a naval skirmish in the Battle of Sunda Strait off the coast of Java. The battle was precipitated by a Japanese attempt to invade the island of Java on February 27, an attempt that was halted by the efforts …

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Indonesia Volcano Erupts: 66,000 People Evacuated

Java Island is the main island in Indonesia as well as the most densely populated, and it is home to the stratovolcano, Mount Kelud. Mount Kelud has been giving signs of its coming eruption for the past 10 days. Kelud erupted today, sending plumes of smoke and ash high into the air, causing the government to raise the eruption alert …

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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 volcanic ash spewed violently more than one mile into the sky, with temperatures reaching as much as 700 degrees Fahrenheit. …

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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 now roam Pinterest in 22 different languages and dialects, including a couple regional varieties of English, Spanish, and Portuguese. With …

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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 near the Malaysian border. Rescue crews flew in today to retrieve the bodies. Bad weather had hindered initial rescue attempts, …

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Indonesia Volcano Erupts Again, Forces Evacuations

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. The volcano is located on the western Indonesian island of Sumatra. Mount Sinabung is a 2,460-meter-tall volcano in the Karo …

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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 WWF-Indonesia states, “the team is delighted to have secured the first known visual evidence of the Sumatran rhino in Kalimantan.” …

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Miss Philippines Wins Miss World Competition

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. The final round of the competition was moved from Jakarta to the Indonesian resort island Bali after protests from Muslim …

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Honda Mobilio Unveiled at Indonesia Int’l Motor Show

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 fall under the MPV (Multi-purpose vehicle, or minivan) category, the highest selling category of vehicles in Indonesia. Currently, Toyota and …

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