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Indonesia sending soldiers to build highway in tense Papua

Mar 8, 2019

Indonesia's military is deploying 600 soldiers to continue work on the trans Papua highway after civilian workers fled the project that's been attacked by Papuan independence fighters

Indonesia ends search for victims of gold mine collapse

Mar 7, 2019

Authorities in Indonesia have ended the official search for dozens of victims of a gold mine collapse because conditions are too risky

Official: Rocks as big as trucks fell on Indonesian miners

Mar 5, 2019

A rescue official says rocks as big as trucks buried miners during the collapse of an unlicensed Indonesian gold mine last week, as the effort to find victims recovered more bodies, body parts and belongings

Facebook prohibits foreign-funded ads for Indonesia election

Mar 5, 2019

Facebook is prohibiting political ads for Indonesia's presidential and legislative elections that are purchased from outside the country

Indonesia court allows dam in orangutan habitat to proceed

Mar 5, 2019

Environmentalists have lost a court challenge to a Chinese-backed dam in Indonesia that will rip through the habitat of the most critically endangered orangutan species

Indonesia uncertain how many buried by mine collapse

Mar 4, 2019

Indonesia's disaster agency says authorities don't know for certain how many people were buried in the collapse of a remote gold mine nearly a week ago but the number could be as high as 100

Indonesia and Australia sign pact eliminating many tariffs

Mar 4, 2019

Indonesia and Australia signed a free trade agreement that will eliminate many tariffs, allow Australian-owned hospitals to be set up in the giant Southeast Asian country and increase work visas for young Indonesians

Rescuers hope for miracle as Indonesia mine goes silent

Mar 2, 2019

An official overseeing a grueling rescue at a collapsed Indonesian gold mine says the voices of dozens of trapped miners are no longer being heard as the effort to reach them continued for a fourth day

Rescuers use excavator at collapsed Indonesia gold mine

Mar 1, 2019

Rescuers have brought an excavator to the site of a collapsed Indonesian gold mine in an attempt to rescue trapped people faster even though the heavy equipment may increase the risk of landslides

Rescuers pass water, food to Indonesia mine buried

Feb 28, 2019

Rescue workers have passed water and food to some of the dozens of people trapped in the debris of a collapsed Indonesian gold mine

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