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Plane carrying 18 crashes in Indonesia: ministry

A small aircraft with 18 people on board crashed on Thursday in Indonesia's Sumatra island, officials said.

The Casa 212, carrying 15 passengers and three crew, left Medan city in North Sumatra at 7:

Indonesian ferry catches fire after tug collision

An Indonesian ferry with more than 400 people on board collided with a barge and caught fire Monday, killing at least two, a search and rescue official said.

The KM Marina Nusantara, travelling from

Indonesia sends in police after Ambon clash


Indonesia has deployed hundreds of security personnel to Ambon, a city with a history of major sectarian violence, after clashes left three people dead, a police spokesman said Monday.

The violence e

Military rescue helicopter missing in Indonesia


A rescue helicopter was feared to have gone down in Indonesia's remote province of Papua during a mission to find two foreign pilots whose plane crashed, the military said Sunday.

The military choppe

Quake kills 10 in Indonesia

Ten people were killed when a 6.7-magnitude quake struck Indonesia's Aceh province early on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

The quake occurred at 2055 GMT, with the epicentre about 50 km northeast of Aceh

Seven dead as ferry sinks in Indonesia


Seven people were killed and several others were believed to be missing after a ferry sank in Indonesia on Saturday, an official said.

The ferry sank 15 miles (24 kilometres) from Kolaka in Southeast

Strong quake hits off Indonesia

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off Indonesia's Bengkulu province on Tuesday, local geologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings issued.

The quake struck a

Indonesia volcano spews ash in biggest eruption


A volatile volcano in central Indonesia unleashed its most powerful eruption yet Sunday, spewing hot ash and smoke thousands of feet (meters) into the air and sending panicked villagers racing back to

Volcano erupts in central Indonesia


An Indonesian volcano has erupted, spewing rocks, lava and ash hundreds of metres into the air, an official said Friday, just days after its alert status was raised to the highest level.

There has be

Indonesia boosts Jakarta security for Bashir trial


Indonesia on Wednesday tightened security at shopping centres in Jakarta following bomb threats a day before the trial of radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir on terrorism charges, the police said.

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