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October 8, 2018 9:04 AM More bodies found as death toll from Indonesia quake nears 2,000

Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Indonesia's disaster-ravaged Palu city, an official said Monday, as the search for victims ended at a hotel destroyed in the powerful earthquake and tsunami. The death toll from the twin disaster on Sulawesi island that erased whole suburbs in Palu has reached 1,944, said local military spokesman M. Thohir 23

March 29, 2017 12:45 PM Watch: Deadly python swallows man, police cuts open snake's stomach to retrieve his body

The police found an unusually bloated snake while they were searching for a missing man only to find the same man inside snake's stomach. A man who went missing was found inside the body of a python in Indonesia near the Island of Sulawesi. According to the police, Akbar went missing when he went to harvest the palm oil on the island. After Akbar was missing 27

January 14, 2016 9:46 AM Jakarta bombs: Watch terrifying moments bombs go off as deadly gun battles rage

Militants launched a gun and bomb assault in the centre of the Indonesian capital, killing at least six people, police said, in an attack on a country that Islamic State had threatened to put in its "spotlight". While suspicion is likely to fall on Islamic State or its allies, police said they did not know who was responsible and President Joko Widodo 8

January 14, 2016 8:48 AM Suicide bombers, gunmen kill at least 6 in Indonesian capital

JAKARTA Militants launched a gun and bomb assault in the centre of the Indonesian capital on Thursday, killing at least six people, police said, in an attack on a country that Islamic State had threatened to put in its "spotlight". While suspicion is likely to fall on Islamic State or its allies, police said they did not know who was responsible and President 7

January 11, 2016 12:50 PM Indonesian security forces regroup after failing to capture top militant

JAKARTA - Indonesian security forces are regrouping to launch a more aggressive campaign to hunt for the country's most-wanted man, police said on Monday, after months of fruitless searching in the jungles of Sulawesi island. President Joko Widodo has made the arrest of Santoso, Indonesia's most high-profile backer of Islamic State, one of his national 15

October 25, 2015 3:06 PM Fire rips through Indonesian karaoke bar, killing 17

Seventeen killed and 71 hospitalized when a fire raced though a karaoke bar on Sulawesi Island and workers couldn’t put it out. MANADO, INDONESIA—Seventeen people were killed in a fire that raced through a packed karaoke bar early Sunday on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, and 71 others were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Witnesses told authorities the fire started 1

February 7, 2015 3:44 PM Indonesia divers recover more bodies from AirAsia crash, raising number retrieved to 100

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian divers have recovered several more bodies from December's AirAsia crash, including one from the jet's cockpit, bringing the total number of victims retrieved to 100, an official said Saturday. The Airbus A320-200 crashed into the Java Sea on Dec. 28 while flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, to Singapore

February 6, 2015 7:31 PM TransAsia co-pilot an NZ citizen

A New Zealand citizen was the co-pilot of the TransAsia Airways plane that crashed into a river in Taiwan after both engines failed to produce enough power. While at least 35 people died in the crash in Taipei, the two pilots are being hailed as heroes for appearing to steer for the Keelung River to avoid nearby buildings. Co-pilot Chris Dsi-Chung Lau, 45, was born in Taiwan

February 6, 2015 1:26 PM Taiwan pilots 'faced problem with one engine, restarted the other'

The crew of a twin-propeller TransAsia plane faced a problem with one engine but restarted the other, investigators said on Friday, as it emerged the plane suffered a lack of thrust before crashing into a river in Taipei, killing 35 people. The reason for the pilots' action was unclear but a combined lack of thrust caused the almost-new turboprop ATR 72-600 to stall

January 29, 2015 6:04 PM Co-pilot at controls during AirAsia crash

Updated: 5:02 am, Friday, 30 January 2015 The co-pilot of an AirAsia flight that crashed into the Java Sea last month was at the controls when it went down, killing all 162 people on board, investigators say. The announcement came as fishermen found two more bodies from the crash in waters off Sulawesi island in central Indonesia, around 1000 kilometres 3