‘146-year-old man’ laid to rest in Indonesia
02 May 2017 | 4:20 pm
An Indonesian man who claimed to be the world's oldest person was laid to rest on Monday. According to his identity card, he was born on December 31, 1870.
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Hit by a coronavirus-sparked match freeze and huge pay cuts, Indonesia's out-of-work footballers are struggling. Andri Muliadi, a Borneo FC player who brought his family home to Sumatra after matches were called off has turned to promoting his in-laws' tiny coffee business online.
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Thousands flee the scene of the rumbling Mount Ili Lewotolok in Indonesia after it burst to life for the first time in several years, belching a massive column of smoke and ash. The crater's last major eruption was in 2017.
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Medics at the Mamuju Regional Hospital battle exhaustion and the risk of Covid-19 as they race to treat scores of people injured by a devastating earthquake on Indonesia's Sulawesi island. Most of the patients are treated under tents after the hospital's main building was damaged.
31 Jan 2021
Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts, belching out huge clouds of smoke and ash that billow down the sides of its rumbling crater. The volcano, near Indonesia's cultural capital Yogyakarta, shoots hot ash into the air around three dozen times throughout the day - some of it travelling as far as three kilometres (two miles) away from its peak.
23 Feb 2021
Overnight torrential rains have pounded Indonesia's capital Jakarta and surrounding areas, triggering floods. Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate and move to shelters. "I was so afraid of being swept away by the floodwater," said one local resident.
27 Feb 2021
Ten orangutans have been airlifted back to their natural habitat on Indonesia's Borneo island, in the first release of the apes into the wild for a year due to the dangers of coronavirus infection. A group of 10 apes -- shuttled inside transport cages encased in netting -- took to the air this month to avoid days-long land and sea routes that could expose them to coronavirus.
2 May 2021
Relatives of the Indonesian submarine crew killed in a sinking last week will be given homes, President Joko Widodo says. The government has been urged to recover the victims' bodies from the depths.
15 May 2021
The Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria has pledged his country's partnership with the Sokoto state government in the area of Education, Infrastructure and Agriculture.
20 Jun 2021
Alarmed by the mountains of plastic waste leaching into Indonesia's waters, two best friends are taking on the environmental menace by turning crisp bags and shampoo packets into paving bricks.
13 Aug 2021
Assembled from old household items, the Delta robot has been delivering food and cheer to residents in Surabaya, Indonesia.
22 Aug 2021
Indonesia has one of the world's highest Covid mortality rates for children, according to its paediatric association and NGO Save the Children.
29 Aug 2021
Indonesian police disperse a protest by hundreds of Afghan refugees in Jakarta on Tuesday. The refugees express fear over safety of their relatives in Afghanistan and urge the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to speed up the resettlement process so they can reunite with their family members in third countries. "The Taliban is the same as the Taliban 20 years ago. It's the same Taliban. Because their action are the same. We don't care their speech" says an Afghan refugee living in Jakarta.
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