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Jun 20, 2019
6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia’s Papua, but no casualties; experts say tsunami warning was not issuedA 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Papua, in eastern Indonesia on Thursday. The quake hit about 250 kilometres west of the town of Abepura in Papua province at 12.46 am local time, at a depth of 12 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of casualties after the earthquake.
Apr 17, 2019
Indonesia votes in its biggest-ever election: 190 million to decide fate of 245,000 candidates, Joko Widodo up against Prabowo Subianto againIndonesia kicked off one of the world's biggest one-day elections on Wednesday, pitting President Joko Widodo against ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a race to lead the Muslim-majority nation.
Mar 19, 2019
Toll from Indonesia flash floods rises to 89; over 6,800 evacuated to temporary shelters in country's Papua provinceThe government has issued a 14-day state of emergency in Papua, which shares a border with independent Papua New Guinea on an island just north of Australia
Mar 17, 2019
Flash floods in Indonesia’s Papua province kills 42, injures 21; disaster management body says evacuations underwayThe floods in Indonesia's Sentani, near the provincial capital of Jayapura, were triggered by torrential rain and subsequent landslides on Saturday, and also left 21 people injured.
Dec 17, 2018
Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hits eastern Indonesia; officials assessing impact, no tsunami warning issuedEarthquake of magnitude 6.1 hits eastern Indonesia; officials assessing impact, no tsunami warning issued. A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Papua, in eastern Indonesia on Sunday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
Aug 11, 2018
Private plane carrying nine people goes missing in eastern Indonesia's Papua province; search team deployedA small plane carrying nine people went missing on Saturday during a short flight in mountainous eastern Indonesia, authorities said, with a search and rescue mission underway.
Jan 21, 2018
Hundred people feared dead from malnutrition, measles outbreak in Indonesia's Papua provinceA measles outbreak is feared to have killed about 100 malnourished people in Indonesia's Papua, highlighting a health crisis in the country's easternmost province.
Oct 26, 2017
Saving Indonesia’s birds-of-paradise one village at a timeBirds-of-paradise numbers were already dwindling in Papua as they are poached, killed and used for decoration. Authorities have since banned the sale of the species but there is still a thriving illegal trade because international demand is high.
Jul 03, 2017
Indonesia fixes tariff amount of online car hailing services to ensure even pricingIndonesia set minimum and maximum tariffs in a bid to ensure comparable pricing with conventional transport providers.
Dec 18, 2016
Indonesian C-130 military plane crashes in Papua, killing all 13 on boardAn Indonesian military Hercules C-130 transport plane crashed on Sunday in the easternmost province of Papua, killing all 13 people on board.