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Death toll from Indonesian earthquake rises to 82, hundreds injured

Death toll from Indonesian earthquake rises to 82, hundreds injured

A powerful quake which struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has killed 82 people and wounded hundreds, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said early Monday, with thousands of buildings damaged. The seven-magnitude tremor, which triggered panic among tourists and locals on Sunday evening, was also felt on the neighboring island of Bali, […]

Indonesian airline bans use of Galaxy Note 7 phone during flight

Indonesian airline bans use of Galaxy Note 7 phone during flight

Indonesian leading carrier, PT Garuda Indonesia, on Sunday banned passengers from using or charging Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in all flights following a battery fire incident, an airline official said. The decision was made after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told passengers not to use the smartphone following a recall of all the […]

Empowering Lives Through Photography

Empowering Lives Through Photography

Thomas Tham Joo Kit is a Malaysian photographer residing in Singapore. A volunteer consultant to 4 NGOs located in Asia, Thomas steps forward to help in building better life for the disadvantaged people. He is involved in infrastructure, social and life skill programs and connecting NGOs to galvanize and share resources from each other. He […]

AJA announces AJA Awards winners

AJA announces AJA Awards winners

Asia Journalist Association (AJA) President Ivan Lim Sin Chin announces the final winners of AJA award 2016: The president of Indonesia Joko Widodo, Korean filmmaker Lee Joon-ik, Korean-Filipino member of National Assembly Lee Jasmine and Line Co. The ceremony will be held with AJA General Meeting 2016 and the starting ceremony of The AsiaN Global Ombudsman at the National Assembly House (국회의원회관), […]

Indonesia uses camera traps to make records of endangered animals

Indonesia uses camera traps to make records of endangered animals

An endangered Malayan tapir and its young have been documented by camera traps in Batang Gadis National Park (BGNP), North Sumatra. In Indonesia, the tapir can only be found in North Sumatra and are very rarely seen. In total, the study recorded and identified an impressive 29 species in the national park. Cameras were placed […]

Young women begin wearing spring clothing as it gets warm in Nanjing, China

Young women begin wearing spring clothing as it gets warm in Nanjing, China

Combo photo taken on March 5, 2013, shows young women wearing spring clothing as temperature rises in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province. <Xinhua/NEWSis/Li Xiang>

[Indonesia Report] Indonesian President grants clemency to drug-related convicts

[Indonesia Report] Indonesian President grants clemency to drug-related convicts

Drugs convict, Schapelle Corby, an Australian, has been once again granted clemency by Indonesian Authority. Earlier, Indonesian President granted 5 years clemency to her 20 years prison term on May 15, 2012. This August, Indonesian authority granted 6 months remission to her sentence, making her eligible to apply for a parole. The remission was given on the occasion of the Indonesia […]

[Indonesia Report] Australian PM to attend ceremony to remember Bali bombing incident despite terror threat

[Indonesia Report] Australian PM to attend ceremony to remember Bali bombing incident despite terror threat

It was ten years ago today (Oct. 12) when more than 200 people were killed in a bomb blast in Bali, Indonesia. According to Kompas.com, Indonesian internet media, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, told journalists on Wednesday (October 10) that she was determined to go to Bali to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Bali Bombing that killed 88 Australian, despite a […]

[Indonesia Report] Indonesia to import three submarines from South Korea

[Indonesia Report] Indonesia to import three submarines from South Korea

On Tuesday, October 2, Indonesian House of Representatives ratified Bill of Defense Industry to be a lawful regulation. According to Vivanews’, Indonesian Mass Media, reported that The House of Representatives believe that Indonesia does not need to import the main tools of weapon system anymore if Indonesian domestic industry can produce it. This would be […]

Indonesian Workers Go On Nationwide One-day Strike Seeking Pay Hike

Indonesian Workers Go On Nationwide One-day Strike Seeking Pay Hike

Factory workers shout slogans during a protest in medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Indonesian unions say more than 2 million factory workers have gone on a one-day strike across the country to call for higher wages and protest the hiring of contract workers. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara) news@theasian.asia

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