Jakarta

  • BlackBerry Z3 with 5-inch display announced; to be priced under $200 26-02-2014 10:21 AM

    Barcelona: BlackBerry unveiled a new, cheaper touchscreen smartphone and a "classic" model with a keyboard on Tuesday, as it tries to stem losses and win back once-devoted security-conscious business and government users. The news, coupled with more details about the company's strategy in its services business, helped send shares in...
  • Two landslides kill 19 villagers in Indonesia,10 missing 28-01-2014 01:15 PM

    Two landslides triggered by torrential rain killed at least 19 people and left 10 others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, a government official said on Tuesday. Five houses were buried when mud rolled down from surrounding hills just after midnight in Mekarsari village of East Java's Jombang district,...
  • Commuter train crashes in Jakarta, 7 dead 09-12-2013 02:28 PM

    Jakarta (Indonesia): At least seven people died on Monday when a commuter train collided with a truck hauling fuel in Indonesia's capital, sending a fireball of orange flames and black smoke shooting skyward. The accident in southern Jakarta killed the train engineer and at least six others, said Jakarta police...
  • Indonesia summons Australian ambassador over US-led spying 03-11-2013 01:40 PM

    Indonesia summonsed Australia's ambassador on Friday to explain media reports his embassy in Jakarta was used to spy on Southeast Asia's biggest country as part of a US-led global spying network. Indonesia this week called in the chief US diplomat in Jakarta over similar allegations, while China on Thursday demanded...
  • Jakarta Classic to debut on Asian Development Tour 01-07-2013 06:04 PM

    Jakarta: The Asian Development Tour (ADT) will provide another new playing opportunity for emerging stars with the launch of the inaugural Jakarta Classic golf later this month, which raises the season's schedule to 12 tournaments. The $60,000 event will be played at the Imperial Klub Golf July 17-20 where leading...
  • Saina Nehwal out of Indonesia Open 15-06-2013 06:28 PM

    Jakarta: An erratic Saina Nehwal failed to defend her title at the Indonesian Super Series Premier after suffering a three-game defeat to Germany's Juliane Schenk in the semi-finals of the women's singles competition here on Saturday. World number two Saina, who won the title three times - in 2009, 2010...
  • Saina, Jayaram, Gurusaidutt advance in Indonesia Open 13-06-2013 06:17 PM

    Jakarta: Defending champion Saina Nehwal and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt and Ajay Jayaram won their respective matches to advance to the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier here Thursday. In women's singles, World No.2 Saina defeated unseeded Japanese Sayaka Takahashi 21-13, 21-19 in 39 minutes in their first ever career...
  • Bikinis banned at Miss World to avoid offending Indonesia's Muslims 08-06-2013 08:30 PM

    London: Miss World contestants will not wear bikinis when they vie for the pageant's crown in Indonesia this September to avoid causing offence in the world's most populous Muslim country. Miss World organizers said the 137 women in the competition will instead wear one-piece swimwear, some of which will also...
  • Bali: 45 injured as Lion Air jet crashes into sea 13-04-2013 08:29 PM

    Bali: A Lion Air jet carrying more than 100 passengers and crew crashed into the ocean while attempting to land on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, injuring up to 45 people, officials said on Saturday. All 101 passengers and seven crew members were safely rescued from the plane, said...
  • 7.2 magnitude quake reported off Indonesia 10-12-2012 11:03 PM

    Jakarta: A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has been reported off the coast of Indonesia. The US Geological Survey says the quake struck offshore, 208 kilometers northwest of the city of Saumlaki. The quake was reported at a depth of 155 kilometers. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued any immediate tsunami...
  • Bridge collapses in Indonesia; 3 dead, 17 injured 26-11-2011 08:33 PM

    Jakarta: A busy bridge collapsed on Saturday in central Indonesia, killing at least three people and injuring 17 others as a bus, cars and motorcycles crashed into the river below, police and witnesses said. Captain Syafii Nafsikin said search and rescue teams rushed to the scene. Survivors, swimming to shore,...
  • Strong quake rocks Indonesia, no tsunami risk 13-06-2011 10:39 PM

    Jakarta: A strong earthquake has shaken parts of Indonesia, but a tsunami was not expected and no damage was initially reported. Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the quake was centered about 110 miles (178 kilometers) southeast of Tahuna island and six miles (10 kilometers) beneath the Maluku Sea. The...
  • Suicide bomber hits Indonesian mosque, wounds 28 15-04-2011 08:12 PM

    Jakarta: A suicide bomber blew himself up as police were praying on Friday, wounding 28 people in the first attack on a mosque since extremists started targeting the predominantly Muslim country a decade ago. The victims, including a local police chief were rushed to hospitals with nails, nuts and bolts...
  • "Luxury" ice cream latest hot fad in Indonesia 15-04-2011 02:34 PM

    Jakarta: Jakartans love new things, and the rapidly growing middle classes of Indonesia's capital always fight to be first -- whether watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, owning the newest gadget, or being seen in a trendy bar. But even the most avid trendspotters have been surprised by the craze for...
  • Quake hits Indonesia, buildings shake in Jakarta 05-04-2011 12:06 PM

    Jakarta: A magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Tuesday, shaking buildings in the capital Jakarta, the country's quake agency said. The agency said the quake was at a depth of 23 kilometers and about 83 kilometers southeast of Ujungkulon on Java island. ...
  • 113 killed after tsunami hits West Sumatra 26-10-2010 11:35 PM

    Jakarta: At least 113 people were dead and over 150 missing a day after a powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia's Mentawai islands, triggering a tsunami with waves up to three metres high, officials said on Tuesday. The Disaster Management Agency in West Sumatra province said 10 villages on the island...
  • Quake hits Indonesia, tsunami warning lifted 25-10-2010 11:02 PM

    Jakarta: A strong quake struck off the western coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island late on Monday but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, prompted a tsunami warning, but the alert was lifted an hour later. The quake hit the Mentawai islands,...
  • Jakarta gets women-only trains to avert groping 20-08-2010 12:21 PM

    Jakarta: Women-only train carriages were launched this week in Jakarta in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, in an attempt to avert groping and sexual harassment on packed commuter trains. Women can choose to board the female-only, orange and pink-seated carriages at the front and rear of trains in...
  • Strong earthquake hits Indonesia 16-10-2009 06:34 PM

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  • Toll in Indonesian quake rises to 57 03-09-2009 10:10 AM

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  • Jakarta hotel blasts kill 9 17-07-2009 07:30 AM

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