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Scientists determine source of world's largest mud eruption.

More than 11 years after the Lusi mud volcano first erupted on the Indonesian island of Java, researchers may have figured out why the mudflows haven't stopped: deep underground, Lusi is connected to a nearby volcanic system.

- ScienceDaily - US

Indonesia massacres: Declassified US files shed new light.

Newly declassified documents show US embassies knew about mass killings in Indonesia in the 1960s.

- BBC - UK

Study links chocolate production to increased deforestation in poor nations.

Every year, more than five million family farms in countries such as Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Indonesia and Brazil produce about four and a half million tons of cocoa beans, according the World Cocoa Foundation. Ghana and the Ivory Coast supply more than 70 percent of the world's cocoa.

- PhysOrg - NL

Scientists determine source of world's largest mud eruption.

On May 29, 2006, mud started erupting from several sites on the Indonesian island of Java. Boiling mud, water, rocks and gas poured from newly-created vents in the ground, burying entire towns and compelling many Indonesians to flee. By September 2006, the largest eruption site reached a peak, and enough mud gushed on the ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Australian drugs suspect in Bali 'needs professional help'.

The psychiatrist who treated an Australian accused of importing drugs into Indonesia says the man is unstable and needs professional psychiatric help.

- ABC News - AU

Files show new details of US support for Indonesia bloodbath.

Declassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s.

- FOX News - US

Mitsubishi reportedly plans to spend billions to get back in the game.

Filed under: Earnings/Financials,Green,Plants/Manufacturing,Mitsubishi,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Electric Plans include electrification and a move into China and Indonesia.Continue reading Mitsubishi reportedly plans to spend billions to get back in the game Mitsubishi reportedly plans to spend billions to get back ...

- Autoblog - US

Files Show New Details of US Support for Indonesia Bloodbath.

Declassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s. The thousands of files from the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta covering 1963-66 were made public Tuesday ...

- Voice of America - US

Aamir, Rajkumar Hirani to judge script contest.

Mumbai, Oct 17 Actor Aamir Khan, director Rajkumar Hirani and screen writers Juhi Chaturvedi and Anjum Rajabali will judge a script contest. Some of the best scripts shall be curated to be part of the Cinestaan Script Bank, a treasure trove that studios and production houses can explore and then directly liaise with the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Files show new details of US support for Indonesia bloodbath.

Declassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Tracing the origin of Indonesian people through genetics.

I try to learn who are the ancestors of Indonesian people through genetics. The genetics of Indonesian people are a mix between different groups of humans.

- The Conversation - UK

Anti-Chinese? Backlash and praise for new Jakarta governor’s racially tinged speech

The new governor of Indonesia’s capital faced a barrage of criticism on Tuesday for remarks in his inauguration speech that some residents and politicians warned could stoke ethnic and religious tension in the Southeast Asian country. Anies Baswedan, a former education minister, said in a speech only hours after he ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech

His comments came as tolerance in the country has been under scrutiny since bitterly fought city elections this year The post New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech

JAKARTA, Oct 17 — The new governor of Indonesia's capital faced a barrage of criticism today for remarks in his inauguration speech that some residents and politicians warned could stoke ethnic and religious tension in the Southeast Asian...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Modified mall hours seen to reduce Metro Manila traffic by 10%

The newly-implemented modified mall hours scheme is seen to reduce Metro Manila traffic by 10 percent, according to a report by Mav Gonzales on Balitanghali on Tuesday.

- GMA News - PH

Anies Baswedan is now governor of Jakarta

JAKARTA has a new governor as Anies Baswedan was sworn into office on Monday, after a bitterly fought election campaign which divided the Indonesian capital along ethnic and religious lines. The post Anies Baswedan is now governor of Jakarta appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

U.S. exchanges set for highest number of Asian IPOs since 2010

HONG KONG - U.S. exchanges are set to record their busiest year for IPOs from Asian firms since 2010 and may sustain the pace in 2018, as startups from Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam join a flurry of Chinese firms that have already listed in the country.

- Reuters - US

Passengers accuse AirAsia crew of setting off panic during plane's rapid descent

​Passengers aboard an Indonesia AirAsia flight to Bali said the actions of the crew sent those on board into a state of panic after the plane experienced a problem midflight.

- Stuff - NZ

Insider tip: Bali

Bali may have a reputation for being a tropical paradise where poolside drinks never run dry, but don't be fooled. She also has a wild side.

- Stuff - NZ

Inside the award-winning Kiwi-owned retreat - Escape Haven in Bali

The Kiwi-owned Escape Haven in Bali has been named the "Best Luxury Wellness Retreat" at the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

- Stuff - NZ

Australian caught in Bali with drugs had been treated for 'mental disturbance'

An Australian man accused of bringing drugs into Bali hopes to avoid trial after a local psychiatrist said he was under treatment for mental health problems.

- ABC News - AU

Asean consumer sentiment on the rise again

Indonesians pull up the region with faster growth in income, spending and borrowing

- Financial Times - US

Passengers describe terror as Indonesia AirAsia flight plunges more than 20,000 feet

Indonesia AirAsia flight from Australia to Bali lost cabin air pressure and rapidly descended, panicking crew as well as passengers.         

- USA TODAY - US

AGDATA Australia: from family farm to global partners

Editor's note: As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific who use the internet to grow, we chatted with Glenn Skerman, who, together with his brother Brendan, are directors of AGDATA Australia, a farming accounting software company. Founded in 1984, their working family farm has grown into a ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

Indonesia, Russia Ink Defense Protocol Amid Fighter Jet Deal

Both sides continue to work out ways to advance military ties amid existing challenges.

- The Diplomat - US

What's Next for Indonesia-Laos Security Ties?

Both sides continue to look for opportunities in the defense realm as they develop their broader relationship.

- The Diplomat - US

Indonesia Endorses Killing Drug Suspects to Cut Costs

Expand Head of Indonesia's anti-narcotics agency Budi Waseso gestures during interview in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 28, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters Indonesia's National Narcotics Agency head has an innovative approach to reducing incarceration costs: killing drug suspects so that they never get to prison. Last week Comr. Gen. ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Papua New Guinea: Volunteers trained to give first aid to remote communities

News release | Bougainville – The International Committee of the Red Cross is supporting volunteers from the PNG Red Cross Society to attend a week-long First Aid training of trainers currently running in Buka, Bougainville.The training inclu

- ICRC - INT

Jokowi sees low inflation laying ground for interest rate cuts

JAKARTA, Oct 17 — Indonesia's success in taming consumer prices provides room for lower interest rates, President Joko Widodo said, while making it clear that it was the job of the central bank to determine whether to cut. Inflation will...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Flight crew accused of 'screaming' as plane plummets 20,000 feet in minutes

A scary moment up in the air turned even more horrific as passengers aboard a plummeting plane claimed the flight crew started freaking out. AirAsia flight QZ535 left from Perth, Australia Sunday and headed to Bali, Indonesia. However, shortly after takeoff the plane dropped almost 23,800 feet in nine minutes, according ...

- Mashable! - US

Actor Baron Geisler arrested in QC resto-bar

Actor Baron Geisler was arrested Monday evening for alleged violent behavior in a resto-bar located along Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City, according to a report on "Unang Balita."

- GMA News - PH

Indonesian Navy commissions two AS 565 MBe helicopters, VIP transport aircraft

The Indonesian Navy has commissioned its first two new AS565 MBe Panther helicopters and a Beechcraft King Air 350i transport aircraft. The assets were inducted on 13 October at an airbase in Juanda, Surabaya in a commissioning ceremony presided

- Jane’s - US

Australia conducts inaugural trilateral security patrol with Indonesian maritime agencies

Key Points The Australian Border Force has taken part in a co-ordinated patrol involving two Indonesian maritime agencies for the first time Improving collaboration between the two countries will enhance maritime security in Timor Sea In a sign of increasing interoperability and collaboration

- Jane’s - US

I spent 10 days using the popular mindfulness app Headspace — this is what it's like

HeadspaceHeadspace is a startup with one simple goal: Make meditation accessible to everyone. It does this through a smartphone app full of "guided meditations" — audio sessions where one of the company's co-creators leads listeners on a journey of contemplation. Headspace's app is designed for the totally ...

- Business Insider - US

Group: Orangutan orphans a sign of habitat destruction

The discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threatening survival of the great apes, an Indonesian conservation group said Monday.

- PhysOrg - NL

Terror as AirAsia flight turns back to Australia

An AirAsia flight from Australia to Indonesia was forced to turn back to Perth after losing cabin pressure, with passengers Monday recounting their terror as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Panic as cabin pressure drops on AirAsia plane from Australia

AirAsia said the Airbus A320, carrying 151 people, suffered a "technical issue" en route to Indonesia

- GulfNews - AE

AirAsia passengers describe terrifying scene as flight plunges 22,000 feet and crew panics

Flickr/Roderick Eime It was a harrowing experience for 145 passengers aboard AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ535 from Perth, Australia, to Bali, Indonesia, on Sunday. According to New Straits Times, the aircraft plummeted to 10,000 feet from 32,000 feet just 25 minutes after takeoff. After seeing a flight attendant run down the ...

- Business Insider - US

Indonesia encourages Asean currencies in trade

JAKARTA: Indonesia's central bank said on Monday it will allow transaction settlement for bilateral trade between Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to be conducted in local currencies.

- BangkokPost - TH

Indonesian couple take refuge in candidate's church

TRENTON, N.J. — A Christian Indonesian couple who fear they'll be deported if they follow orders to report to U.S. immigration officials have taken refuge in a church run by a candidate in New Jersey's governor's race.

- Billings Gazette - US

This Major Political Shift Could Rock Copper Markets

Indonesian officials said this past week they are close to an agreement on the major Grasberg mine. Which would see a price set for the government's legislated purchase of a 51 percent interest in this world-leading operation.  And elsewhere, more major developments emerged for the global copper market. With a leading ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Flight Lands Safely After Plane Loses Cabin Pressure, Rapidly Descends Over Pacific

Passengers on a flight from Australia to Bali on Sunday say they were terrified when the plane cabin depressurized at around 34,000 feet and then rapidly descended about 23,000 feet in a matter of minutes. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ535 from Perth was carrying 145 passengers to the holiday island when the plane suddenly ...

- The Consumerist - US

Fliers: Crew's Screams Caused Panic During Emergency

Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight from Australia to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling after their airliner lost cabin air pressure and rapidly descended. Flight QZ535 returned safely on Sunday to Perth airport, where many...

- Newser - US

Indonesia plans to build prisons in remotest islands especially for drug offenders and terrorists

Indonesia witnessed a massive jailbreak, which saw more than 450 inmates escaping from the prison in May 2017.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

OCA: Indonesia on track for 2018 Asian Games

JAKARTA, Oct 16 ― Indonesia is on track to host next year's Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia said today, easing fears the country may not be ready for the tournament. With under a year until the opening ceremony, Indonesia is...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Jakarta inaugurates new governor after divisive campaign

JAKARTA, Oct 16 — Jakarta swore in a new Muslim governor today after a divisive election campaign marked by mass protests against his Christian opponent which raised fears for pluralism in Indonesia. Academic and former education minister...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Indonesia AirAsia flight plunges 23,000 feet as tearful staff scream: 'Emergency'

Video shows oxygen masks swinging from the ceiling after the airliner lost cabin air pressure and rapidly descended. 'We were all pretty much saying goodbye to each other'

- National Post - CA

A New Jakarta Governor Takes Office, and a Predecessor Sits in a Cell

Anies Baswedan is sworn in as the last man elected serves a sentence for blasphemy, hinting at the precarious state of religious tolerance in Indonesia.

- International NY Times - US

Future humanitarians: Working with Indonesia’s Islamic education community

Article | Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world, said the late Nelson Mandela.

- ICRC - INT

Construction worker na biglang yaman, bakit bigla rin nagbalik sa hirap

Hindi inakala ng construction worker na si Jack Morales na biglang magbabago ang kaniyang buhay nang maka-jackpot sa tinayaang numero at manalo ng P1.2 milyon. Pero ang bigla niyang pagyaman, naging panandalian lang. Panoorin at matuto sa kaniyang kuwento na tinutukan ng programang "Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho."

- GMA News - PH

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