Moo-sage: Indonesia salon gets cows in shape for Eid sacrifice

Agence France Presse 06/13/2024

Under a highway in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, a brown cow stood calmly as masseur Sumarwan got to work, clenching his fist to beat the animal’s legs and help it relax ahead of its sacrifice. The two-year-old…

Indonesia floods: At least 34 killed, 16 missing

05/13/2024

Datar, Indonesia–At least 34 people were killed and 16 more were missing in western Indonesia after flash floods and cold lava flow from one of the archipelago’s most active volcanos damaged homes, roads and mosques, officials said Sunday. Hours of…

Bodies of 3-year-old girl, mother recovered after Indonesian landslides

Associated Press 04/17/2024

TANA TORAJA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of a 3-year-old girl and her mother, marking the conclusion of the search for the last missing victims after landslides claimed 20 lives on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island.…

Indonesia’s Mount Marapi erupts again, no reported casualties

Associated Press 01/14/2024

AGAM, Indonesia — Indonesia’s Mount Marapi erupted again on Sunday, spewing smoke and ash high into the air, but no casualties were reported. The Marapi Volcano Observation Post in West Sumatra province recorded an eruption with an…

RPT-Indonesia presidential hopeful promises change, end of patronage politics

01/08/2024

TASIKMALAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) – After a campaign rally this week, Indonesian presidential contender Anies Baswedan dabbed sweat off his forehead as his convoy inched through a throng of supporters. Suddenly, he jumped out of his van to…

Indonesia police halt truck with over 200 dogs bound for slaughter

Agence France Presse 01/07/2024

SEMARANG — Indonesian police have intercepted a truck carrying more than 200 dogs shackled and bound for the slaughterhouse, authorities said, in the latest victory for activists who oppose eating dog meat. The vehicle was detained late…

Thousands evacuated following Indonesia volcano eruption

Agence France Presse 01/03/2024

MAUMERE, Indonesia — More than 2,000 residents have been evacuated to temporary shelters amid heightened volcanic activities in a volcano in eastern Indonesia, a local official said Tuesday. Mount Lewotobi Laki-Laki in East Nusa Tenggara province has…

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes Timor, Indonesia

11/02/2023

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck the Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province on Thursday, November 2, 2023, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The Indonesian geological agency (BMKG) pegged the magnitude at 6.3 with no tsunami potential.…

Indonesia imprisons a woman for saying a Muslim prayer before eating pork in a TikTok video

Associated Press 09/22/2023

PALEMBANG, Indonesia — A court in Indonesia has convicted a woman of inciting religious hatred and sentenced her to two years in prison for saying a Muslim prayer and then eating pork — considered forbidden in Islam…

7.1-magnitude earthquake hits Bali 

08/29/2023

A strong, deep 7.1-magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks rattled Bali and other Indonesian islands on Tuesday, August 29, the USGS reported, sending panicked tourists into the streets but causing no major damage. The quake struck at a…

Indonesia launches sky train in capital, hopes to ease traffic and pollution

Reuters 08/28/2023

JAKARTA — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday launched the first elevated rail line for Greater Jakarta, hailing the $2.13 billion project as a step towards easing the capital’s chronic road congestion and worsening air pollution. The…

Maja Salvador, Rambo Nuñez marry in Bali

Hannah Mallorca 07/31/2023

Maja Salvador and her partner, entrepreneur Rambo Nuñez, have finally tied the knot in a destination wedding in Bali, Indonesia, on Monday, July 31. The couple said “I do” in a lavish ceremony held at the Apurva…

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