Indonesia detects 27 forest fire hotspots World

Indonesia detects 27 forest fire hotspots

Indonesia’s Terra and Aqua satellites have detected 27 hotspots with risk of forest fire in seven provinces of Sumatra archipelago, according to the Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).
Vung Tau, Padang become twin cities Politics

Vung Tau, Padang become twin cities

Vung Tau city in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau and Padang city of West Sumatra province, Indonesia became twin cities on May 31 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
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Indonesian rhinos on verge of extinction

Due to illegal hunting and deforestation over the years, the number of rhinos have diminished from about 800 individuals to just 100, Executive Director of Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI) Widodo Ramono was quoted as saying by a Jakarta-based Vietnam News Agency reporter.
Politics

Condolences over disasters in Indonesia

State President Nguyen Minh Triet on Oct. 27 extended condolences to his Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono over losses of lives and property caused by earthquake, tsunami and volcanic eruption.