Forest fire haze causes breathing problems to over 900,000 Indonesians World

Forest fire haze causes breathing problems to over 900,000 Indonesians

The number of Indonesians suffering respiratory problems or ISPA caused by smoke from forest and peatland fires blanketing parts of Borneo and Sumatra in the past few months has reached over 919,000, according to Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Agus Wibowo.
Indonesia steps up identification of plane crash victims World

Indonesia steps up identification of plane crash victims

Tanjung Priok port has been one of the four centres handling the debris of the Indonesian Lion Air carrier which crashed into the sea off the coast of Karawang in Indonesia’s West Java province on October 29, killing 189 people on board.
Indonesia: Search for Lion Air plane set to last seven days World

Indonesia: Search for Lion Air plane set to last seven days

The search for the Lion Air plane that crashed into sea on October 29 is scheduled to last for seven days, and if there remain unfound victims after this, the search will be extended for another three days, Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) said on October 30.
Indonesia: Thousands evacuated from Jakarta over floods World

Indonesia: Thousands evacuated from Jakarta over floods

Thousands of residents in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta have been evacuated due to flooding though the levels of rivers swollen by the release of water from a reservoir upstream have been dropping, according to Jakarta’s governor.
Indonesia: Woman jailed for suicide bombing plot World

Indonesia: Woman jailed for suicide bombing plot

A woman who was accused of having links with a bombing plot of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) at the Indonesian presidential palace in Jakarta was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison, her lawyer said on August 28.