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  • Indonesia eel hot item for smugglers (Japan)

    07/30/2013 1:24:24 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 07/29/2013 | Christine T. Jandraningsihi
    PALABUHANRATU, INDONESIA – Japan is steeped in century-old rituals where people traditionally eat grilled freshwater eel on “doyo no ushi no hi,” the day customarily dedicated to eating eel. Eel day fell on July 22 this year, but concern over dwindling stocks in Japan is growing, with other countries in the region reporting a similar trend. Continued demand for juvenile eel has led to an increase in the smuggling of glass eel from Indonesia to Japan and China, prompting Jakarta to toughen regulations. In Japan, eel is commonly eaten in the summer but is also the main ingredient in several...
  • WAS OBAMA ONCE AN INDONESIAN CITIZEN? HERE’S WHAT WE FOUND WHEN WE WENT THERE LOOKING

    11/06/2012 8:42:40 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 445 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 5, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    To find out more about Obama’s time in Indonesia, TheBlaze tracked down Father Bart Janssen. He’s the elderly founder of Santo Fransiskus Assisis who we found in a monastery in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. We asked him, through a Dutch translator, what he remembers of the young Barack Obama. Janssen doesn’t remember who registered Obama, but he recalls that Obama’s mother didn’t speak Indonesian at the time, so he thinks that both the stepfather and the mother would have been there together to register their son. He also doesn’t think the details in Obama’s registration document should be considered official...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Trump Now Taking Aim at Obama's Collegiate Background

    08/07/2012 7:31:49 AM PDT · by Qbert · 49 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7 Aug 2012 | Jeff Cox
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney should release more of his tax returns only after President Barack Obama makes public his college transcripts, real estate magnate Donald Trump said on CNBC. A vocal Romney supporter who once toyed with a run at the top office himself, Trump took up the latest controversy over the president's background — the circumstances under which Obama attended Columbia University. "If I were Mitt Romney, and I'm not, I would say very simply, 'I will release my returns, which are 100 percent legit, everything's fine, if you release the information that we want,'" he said on"Squawk...
  • Five suspected terrorists reported killed in Bali raids

    03/18/2012 2:37:02 PM PDT · by steveo · 5 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 03-18-12 | Peni Widarti and I Wayan Juniarta
    Five suspected terrorists were reportedly killed during police raids at two different locations in Bali late on Sunday. Police have yet to issue an official statement on the nature of the raids and details on the casualties. The first raid took place at around 10:15 p.m. in a budget hotel, Laksmi, on Jl. Danau Poso 99X, Sanur. The area is known as one of the most famous red-light districts in Bali, where people can easily obtain a cheap room from staff at budget hotels who rarely ask for valid identification from their guests. Neighbors said that they heard a burst...
  • Does Humanitarian Aid Improve US’s Image? (85% Japanese gave US positive ratings.)

    03/11/2012 12:01:26 AM PST · by derfel · 15 replies
    Pew Reserch Center ^ | March 6, 2012 | Richard Wike
    Nearly a year ago, as Japan struggled with the devastation wrought by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the United States military launched “Operation Tomodachi,” a major humanitarian aid mission, to help the Japanese government respond to the crisis. The effort made a strong impression on the Japanese people – ratings for the U.S. reached sky-high levels following the American mission.
  • Maid's beheading in Saudi Arabia halts Indonesian domestic worker scheme

    06/23/2011 11:51:28 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/23/11
    Indonesia will suspend sending domestic helpers to Saudi Arabia after the beheading of a maid convicted of murdering her Saudi employer.Migrant worker Ruyati binti Sapubi, 54, was executed after she was convicted of murdering her Saudi employer, Khairiya bint Hamid Mijlid, with a meat cleaver. The maid carried out the killing after she was denied permission to leave the kingdom and return to her family in Indonesia, according to officials in Jakarta.
  • Suicide bomber hits Indonesian mosque, wounds 28

    04/15/2011 3:56:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | Apr 15, 2011 | ALI KOTARUMALOS
    JAKARTA, Indonesia – A suicide bomber blew himself up as police were praying Friday, wounding 28 people in the first attack on a mosque since extremists started targeting the predominantly Muslim country a decade ago. Though houses of worship are commonly targeted by militants in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, the attack in the West Java town of Cirebon was a first for Indonesia. Even former Jemaah Islamiyah members were outraged. "To attack Muslims as their performing Friday prayers?!" said Abu Ghifari, who quit the group because he disagreed with some of its doctrines. "It's a great sin!"
  • Documents Show Obama Registered as Foreign Student to Get Student Aid

    03/21/2011 5:05:27 AM PDT · by aruanan · 285 replies
    Don Wade and Roma will be relating the story at 7:20AM this morning about documents surfacing that show Barry Obama registered in college as a foreign student in order to get financial aid. Listen live at LISTEN LIVE LINK.
  • Amazing images of Indonesian villagers fleeing from massive volcanic explosion as Mount Merapi

    10/31/2010 11:26:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/10 | Staff
    A deadly volcano in Indonesia spewed another searing cloud of ash down its slopes today, sparking panic and chaos among thousands of villagers.The new blast came as rescuers hundreds of miles away finally were able to resume food deliveries and evacuate injured victims of a tsunami triggered by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake near a chain of remote islands off western Sumatra. The number of people killed in the twin catastrophes climbed to almost 500 on Sunday.Sirens blared, and people jumped into rivers trying to escape Mount Merapi's latest fury, while others sprinted down the mountain or
  • Top Ten Jihadi Forums, 04 September 2010

    09/05/2010 12:07:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | September 4, 2010 | n/a
    04 September 2010 "TOP TEN JIHADI FORUMS, 04 SEPTEMBER 2010"
  • Indonesian clerics: Our mistake _ you're facing the wrong direction during Islamic prayers

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — People in the world's most populous Muslim nation have been facing Africa — not Mecca — while praying. Indonesia's highest Islamic body acknowledged Monday it made a mistake when issuing an edict in March saying the holy city in Saudi Arabia was to the country's west. It has since asked followers to shift direction slightly northward during their daily prayers. "After a thorough study with some cosmography and astronomy experts, we learned they've been facing southern Somalia and Kenya," said Ma'ruf Amin, a prominent cleric of the Indonesian Ulema Council, or MUI. "We've revised it now...
  • Indonesian Muslims Told to Change Prayer Direction (They Faced Toward Africa Instead of Mecca)

    07/17/2010 6:46:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies · 4+ views
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | July 16, 2010 | Reuters
    Indonesian Muslims told to change prayer direction JAKARTA, July 16 — Indonesia’s Muslims learned today they have been praying in the wrong direction, after the country’s highest Islamic authority said its directive on the direction of Mecca actually had people facing Africa. Muslims are supposed to face the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia during prayer and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued an edict in March stipulating westward was the correct direction from the world’s most populous Muslim country. “But it has been decided that actually the mosques are facing Somalia or Kenya, so we are now suggesting...
  • Indonesian Islamists open front against Christians

    07/04/2010 10:39:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    seattlepi.com ^ | 7/4/10 | NINIEK KARMINI
    BEKASI, Indonesia -- Days after rumors spread across this industrial city that Christians were conducting a mass baptism, hard-line Islamic leaders called for local mosques to create a youth guard to act as moral police and put a quick stop to forced conversions. They started training early Saturday morning, around 100 young men turning out in a field in Bekasi wearing martial arts uniforms. Leaders stressed that there was no plan to arm them, but they do not shy away from saying they'll act essentially as thugs.
  • Two-year-old Indonesian boy Ardi Rizal (chain-smoking toddler has cut back)

    06/08/2010 12:20:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 88+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/10 | AFP
    Two-year-old Indonesian boy Ardi Rizal puffs on a cigarette in the yard of his family home in Sumatra. The chain-smoking toddler has cut back to 15 cigarettes a day thanks to "therapy focused on playing", a child welfare official has said. (AFP/Ahmad Naafi/SRIWIJAYA POST/File)
  • Indonesian film portrays Obama's early years

    05/20/2010 11:29:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 363+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/10 | Tanalee Smith - ap
    BANDUNG, Indonesia – Young Barry Obama is struggling with his pingpong shot. Or rather, 12-year-old Hasan Faruq Ali is struggling to play left-handed in imitation of the character he is portraying in a new Indonesian film, "Little Obama." ... The film tells the story of Obama's childhood in Jakarta, where he lived with his mother and Indonesian stepfather from age 6 to 10. "It's about his friendships, his hobbies, just a childhood story," said screenwriter and co-director Damien Dematra. "It's not about politics, it's just the story of a boy."
  • 9 indicted on charges of accessing Obama records

    05/12/2010 5:16:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 229 replies · 12,046+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2010
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Nine people have been indicted in federal court on charges they accessed President Barack Obama's student loan records while employed for a Department of Education contractor in Iowa. The U.S. attorney's office says a grand jury returned the indictments Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Davenport.
  • Two arrested two over monkey meatballs

    04/28/2010 7:26:45 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 31 replies · 649+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-27-2010 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Indonesian police have arrested a couple who made meatballs from the flesh of protected monkeys, an animal conservation group said on Wednesday. The pair poached dozens of rare Javan langurs, also known as silver-leaf monkeys, from Baluran National Park in the east of Java island, according to a statement released by Indonesia-based animal protection group ProFauna.
  • Coffee Drinkers Pay Big For Cat Poop Coffee

    10/01/2009 8:37:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 96 replies · 4,006+ views
    nbc4i. ^ | October 1, 2009 | Amanda Murphy
    TAMPA, Florida – A Florida coffee house is brewing up a buzz by selling the rarest type of coffee in the world—‘Cat Poop Coffee’. ‘Cat Poop Coffee’ comes from the Indonesian Civet which resembles a cat and eats coffee cherries off of trees. The beans end up in the animal’s feces and the next step is to sift them by hand. The end result is a coffee bean considered a delicacy and only 500 pounds are made each year. The coffee is one of the rarest in the world. The Tampa coffee shop, shown in the attached video, paid $190...
  • Meet The Soetoros

    09/25/2009 6:59:18 AM PDT · by safetysign · 247 replies · 7,650+ views
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    Indonesia Left to Right: Lolo Soetoro, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro, baby Maya Soetoro, and 9 year old Barry Soetoro This registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro. Name: Barry Soetoro Religion: ..... Islam Nationality: ..... Indonesian How did little INDONESIAN, Barry Soetoro, (A.K.A. Barack Obama) get around the issue of nationality to become president? Someone who tells lies is a L __ __ r?
  • Was Obama adopted by Indonesian Citizen Lolo Soetoro?

    08/01/2009 12:58:37 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 120 replies · 5,168+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Saturday, August 1, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    The evidence would indicate young Barack Hussein Obama was adopted by Indonesian citizen Lolo Soetoro after Soetoro and Obama's mother were married. The most convincing evidence is the Hawaii divorce papers filed in 1980 as Stanley Ann Soetoro vs. Lolo Soetoro. This document lists the couple as having two children. One is under the age of eighteen. That would be Maya Soetoro who was born in 1970. The other child is listed as over eighteen and in need of educational support. That would be Barry Soeroto (Barack Hussein Obama.) There are no other know children related to this marriage.
  • Rare rhino calves found in Indonesian jungle

    12/23/2008 10:54:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 547+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/23/08 | AFP
    JAKARTA (AFP) – Four calves of the world's rarest species of rhino have been found in remote jungle on Indonesia's Java island, giving hope to efforts to save them from extinction, an official said Tuesday. "Four Javan rhinos of six to seven months age were seen by scientists on the beach near the jungle during a recent field survey," Agus Primabudi, the head of the Ujung Kulon National Park in West Java, told AFP. Alerted to the presence of humans, the baby rhinos fled into the park to where two adult rhinos aged roughly 35 to 36, believed to be...
  • Indonesian booze shortage halts Christmas fun

    12/22/2008 6:45:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 527+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/08 | Arlina Arshad
    JAKARTA (AFP) – Drinkers in Indonesia are facing the daunting possibility of a dry festive season, with hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs across the Muslim-majority nation hit by an extreme shortage of alcohol. Many top brands have disappeared from shelves while prices for lesser known and even poor quality labels have skyrocketed after a government crackdown on a flourishing black market in booze. The measures are the latest in Indonesia's anti-corruption fight, with the finance ministry moving against alleged collusion between customs agents and illegal importers trying to bypass stiff import duties as high as several hundred percent. With the...
  • Obama citizenship question goes to U.S. Supreme Court

    10/26/2008 9:06:23 PM PDT · by lostinflyovercountry · 90 replies · 7,167+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 10/26/08 | Chris Rizo
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The former deputy Pennsylvania attorney general who challenged Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's qualifications to be president has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • LAWSUIT AGAINST BARACK OBAMA FILED BY PHILLIP J. BERG

    10/01/2008 6:51:31 PM PDT · by linsalata · 29 replies · 1,980+ views
    (Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania – 09/29/08) - Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the Attorney who filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging Senator Obama’s lack of “qualifications” to serve as President of the United States, announced today that he filed his Opposition and Brief to Obama and Democratic National Committee [DNC] Joint Motion to Dismiss in the case of Berg v. Obama, No. 08-cv-04083
  • Ex-Indonesian dictator Suharto dies

    01/27/2008 10:51:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 181+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/08 | Anthony Deutsch - ap
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Former Indonesian President Suharto, the U.S. Cold War ally who led one of the 20th century's most brutal dictatorships over 32 years that saw up to a million political opponents killed, died Sunday. He was 86. Suharto had been ailing in a hospital in the capital, Jakarta, since Jan. 4 when he was admitted with failing kidneys, heart and lungs. Finally toppled by mass street protests in 1998, Suharto's departure opened the way for democracy in this predominantly Muslim nation of 235 million people and he withdrew from public life, rarely venturing from his comfortable villa on...
  • Komodo Dragon Kills Indonesian Boy

    06/05/2007 8:19:40 AM PDT · by BGHater · 31 replies · 19,266+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | 05 June 2007 | Post Chronicle
    An 8-year-old boy was fatally wounded in eastern Indonesia when a Komodo dragon grabbed him by the waist and shook him violently before fleeing. The rare attack by one of the giant lizards occurred during the weekend in a national park on Komodo Island, Sky News reported Monday. The boy had gone behind a bush to relief himself when he was grabbed by the animal. The boy's uncle threw rocks at the lizard until it released him but the child bled to death within half an hour. A search was under way for the Komodo dragon. National park spokesman Heru...
  • Wealthy NY Couple Charged With Slavery

    05/23/2007 7:55:10 PM PDT · by Phlap · 52 replies · 4,138+ views
    Brietbart ^ | 05/23/2007 | FRANK ELTMAN
    A millionaire couple accused of keeping two Indonesian women as slaves in their luxurious Long Island home and abusing them for years have been indicted on federal slavery charges. The women, prosecutors said, were subjected to beatings, had scalding water thrown on them and were forced to repeatedly climb stairs as punishment for perceived misdeeds. In one case, prosecutors said, one of the women was forced to eat 25 hot chili peppers at one time. One of the women also told authorities they were forced to sleep on mats in the kitchen and were fed so little, they had to...
  • Indonesian jet bursts into flames upon landing

    03/06/2007 4:58:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1,705+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/07 | AFP
    JAKARTA (AFP) - A passenger jet burst into flames on landing in the central Indonesian city of Yogyakarta on Wednesday, witnesses told local radio. "The plane is burnt. The fire came suddenly from the front wheel," one witness, Hariman, told ElShinta radio. There was no immediate mention of casualties, and the number of passengers aboard the jet was not immediately known. The Detikcom news website said the plane was a jet from the country's flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. Another passenger who escaped the blaze told ElShinta radio there were still passengers aboard as the fire raged. Indonesia's flight safety record...
  • Indonesian Mudflow, Satellite Photo shows vast area submerged

    03/01/2007 6:37:09 AM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 31 replies · 1,165+ views
    Indonesian University S satellite data ^ | 3/1/2007 | Robert A Cook
    Satellite images from May 2006 until Feb 2007 showing the extent of the continuing mud flow in Indonesia. http://www.crisp.nus.edu.sg/coverages/mudflow/index.html Sobering problem: The overflow is very close to their largest city, and shows no sign of stopping. Has already cut one large gas pipeline, hundreds of smaller water and electric lines, and is undermining the main expressway in and out of the city in that direction. Obviously, the homes and businesses under the mud are destroyed: But those nearby are no safer.
  • Indonesian province wary over new Sharia police

    12/09/2006 10:32:02 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 1 replies · 351+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/8/06 | Lucy Williamson
    An hour before dusk and the newest law enforcers in the Indonesian province of Aceh - its Sharia police - are getting ready for the evening patrol. They line up on the back of the pick-up truck, women on one side, men on the other, wearing uniform baseball caps and clutching walkie-talkies. Aceh is the only Indonesian province allowed to apply Sharia, or Islamic, law. But with the province preparing for its first election since last year's peace deal ended years of separatist violence, the Sharia police's role has become increasingly controversial. As the truck moves through the early evening...
  • Survey reveals Muslim views on violence (40% of Indonesians ready to wage war for their faith).

    08/01/2006 9:14:04 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 12 replies · 317+ views
    Jakarta Post ^ | 07/28/2006 | Ridwan Max Sijabat
    Survey reveals Muslim views on violence Ridwan Max Sijabat, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Up to 1.3 percent of Indonesian Muslims nationwide admit using violence against people or objects they consider contradictory to their beliefs, a survey found, with more than 40 percent ready to wage war for their faith. Acts of violence in the survey on religion and violence by the Center for Islamic and Social Studies (PPIM) ranged from 0.1 percent of respondents admitting their involvement in demolishing or arson of churches constructed without official permits, to 1.3 percent who committed "intimidation" against those they considered had blasphemed Islam....
  • Strong earthquake rattles Indonesian capital Report: No risk of a tsunami from latest quake

    07/19/2006 5:13:06 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 1 replies · 140+ views
    www.cnn.com ^ | Wednesday, July 19, 2006; Posted: 7:53 a.m. EDT (11:53 GMT)
    Strong earthquake rattles Indonesian capital Report: No risk of a tsunami from latest quake Wednesday, July 19, 2006; Posted: 7:53 a.m. EDT (11:53 GMT) JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A strong earthquake has rattled the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, just days after a major quake triggered a deadly tsunami in the region. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from Wednesday's 6.2 magnitude quake. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no risk of a tsunami, Reuters reported. The quake was centered 40 kilometers (24 miles) beneath the Sunda straits, said Budi Waluyo, according to an official at Indonesia's...
  • Indonesian volcano spews lava, hot clouds - Mount Merapi

    06/03/2006 2:33:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 539+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/3/06 | En-Lai Yeoh - ap
    BANTUL, Indonesia - The Mount Merapi volcano spewed lava and hot clouds Saturday and a strong aftershock hit the region, sending fear rippling through the southern Indonesian area devastated by an earthquake only a week ago. The mountain's lava dome has swelled in the past week to 330 feet, raising fears that it could collapse, said Subandriyo, a government scientist who uses one name. That could release a highly dangerous pyroclastic flow — a fast-moving burst of high-temperature gases and rock fragments that burns anything in its path. More than a thousand aftershocks have hit the region since the 6.3-magnitude...
  • Bird Flu Risk To Indonesian Quake Survivors, Aid Groups

    06/03/2006 5:49:04 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 202+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 6-3-2006 | AFP
    Bird flu risk to Indonesian quake survivors: aid groups JAKARTA (AFP) - Some quake survivors on Indonesia's Java island have taken shelter in chicken sheds, exposing themselves to the risk of contracting bird flu and other diseases, a British aid group has warned. More than 100 people left homeless by the quake were sheltering in six large poultry sheds built from bamboo in Pundong in hard-hit Bantul district, said Yolanda Bayugo, health director of the London-based Merlin group in Indonesia. "We are concerned that people using poultry sheds as shelter are at risk from avian flu and possibly salmonella infection,"...
  • Death toll in Indonesian quake rises to at least 2,517

    05/27/2006 4:40:31 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 19 replies · 492+ views
    ://www.haaretz.com ^ | 13:31 27/05/2006
    Last update - 13:31 27/05/2006 Death toll in Indonesian quake rises to at least 2,517 A powerful earthquake flattened buildings in central Indonesia early Saturday, killing at least 2,517 people, wounding thousands more and leaving overwhelmed doctors begging for help, officials said. The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 5:54 a.m. near the ancient city of Yogyakarta as many people slept, causing death and damage there and in many nearby towns. Roads and bridges were destroyed, hindering efforts to get the wounded to hospitals. Some phone lines also were cut. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ordered the army to help evacuate victims,...
  • Officials 'stumped' by Indonesian bird flu

    05/24/2006 5:25:34 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 26 replies · 892+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, May 24, 2006 | ANTHONY DEUTSCH
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - The U.N. health agency described the deaths of six Indonesian family members from bird flu as the most important development in the spread of the virus since 2003, saying it is investigating whether the disease has spread from person to person. "We have a team down there, they are examining what is going on and they can't find an animal source of this infection," said Peter Cordingley, spokesman for the Western Pacific region of the World Health Organization. "This is the first time that we've been completely stumped" by a source for the infection, he said. Six...
  • Lava flows down sides of Indonesian volcano - Mount Merapi

    05/16/2006 7:51:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 609+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/06 | Tomi Soetjipto
    MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Lava streamed down the sides of Indonesia's mystical Mount Merapi on Tuesday, but the clouds of hot gas belching from the top were substantially smaller than the day before. Around the base of the mountain some Indonesians consider sacred, thousands of residents went about their daily lives such as milking cows and collecting grass for feed despite warnings a major eruption could come soon. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, on a visit to the threatened area, urged officials to be persistent in their efforts to move people away from the danger zone and warned residents not...
  • Indonesian villagers return home despite volcano alert - Mount Merapi

    05/14/2006 11:55:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 357+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/14/06 | Tomi Soetjipto
    PURWOBINAGUN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Dozens of Indonesian villagers returned to their homes on the slopes of Mount Merapi briefly on Sunday despite an official order to evacuate over concerns the dangerous volcano could soon erupt. Indonesia raised the alert status of Merapi to the highest level, also known as code red or danger status, on Saturday, although experts say they cannot predict when it will erupt. Thick clouds of charcoal gray smoke billowed periodically from the crater on Sunday, but there were no visible signs of hot lava flowing from Merapi, one of the most menacing volcanoes in the Pacific...
  • Indonesian Volcano Could Erupt Any Day - Mount Merapi

    04/27/2006 6:46:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 704+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/27/06 | AP - Jakarta
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's rumbling Mount Merapi is spewing volcanic ash, magma has fully covered its crater, and a powerful eruption could come any day, a scientist said Thursday. Authorities said, however, they were not ready to raise the alert to the highest level, which requires immediate evacuation of villagers living on the slopes of the 9,700-foot peak. The mountain, one of the most active in Indonesia, is still in phase two, they said. "It's close to eruption," said Dewi Sri, a vulcanologist at a monitoring post near Merapi's peak. "The crater is fully covered by magma," she said, predicting...
  • "Lost world" found in Indonesian jungle

    02/06/2006 5:31:51 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 26 replies · 1,364+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/7/06 | Alister Doyle
    Tue Feb 7, 2006 12:11 AM GMT166 Printer Friendly | Email Article | RSS OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists said on Tuesday they had found a "Lost World" in an Indonesian mountain jungle, home to dozens of exotic new species of birds, butterflies, frogs and plants. "It's as close to the Garden of Eden as you're going to find on Earth," said Bruce Beehler, co-leader of the U.S., Indonesian, and Australian expedition to part of the cloud-shrouded Foja mountains in the west of New Guinea. Indigenous peoples living near the Foja range, which rises to 2,200 metres, said they did not...
  • Saudi couple in U.S. charged with enslaving Indonesian maid (Is Justice Awakening)

    06/11/2005 6:24:44 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 8 replies · 573+ views
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 12 June 2005 | AP
    DENVER (AP): Federal and state authorities have accused a Saudi Arabian couple of forcing an Indonesian woman to work in their home for four years while the husband allegedly repeatedly sexually assaulted her. A federal grand jury indicted Homaidan Al-Turki, 36, and his wife, Sarah Khonaizan, 35, on Thursday on charges of forced labor, harboring an illegal immigrant and unlawfully concealing the woman's passport. Al-Turki also faces state charges of rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment and extortion. His wife faces state charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment and extortion. The couple, who were in the country legally, could face up to life...
  • No Relief in Sight for the Lincoln

    02/05/2005 8:17:06 AM PST · by native texan · 7 replies · 372+ views
    e-mail from a West Point grad | 01/20/2005 | Ed Stanton
    Read this and spread it around; include your Congress represenative ! 01-20-2005 Guest Column: No Relief in Sight for the Lincoln By Ed Stanton It has been three weeks since my ship, the USS Abraham Lincoln, arrived off the Sumatran coast to aid the hundreds of thousands of victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami that ravaged their coastline. I'd like to say that this has been a rewarding experience for us, but it has not: Instead, it has been a frustrating and needlessly dangerous exercise made even more difficult by the Indonesian government and a traveling circus of so-called aid...
  • Indonesian military hinders Red Cross

    01/12/2005 12:04:17 PM PST · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 411+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | January 12 2005
    Norwegian Red Cross workers were unable to set up their field hospital after unexpected resistance from the Indonesian military. Indonesia's health minister had allotted space in tsunami-devastated Banda Aceh for the Norwegian effort, but hundreds of soldiers refuse to decamp and make way for the humanitarian effort, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports. The Norwegian Red Cross has received official permission to set up a field hospital with a few hundred beds and a surgical and isolation ward on a grassy area in front of a soccer stadium in Banda Aceh, an area currently being used by the military. According to NRK...
  • U.S. forces scale back aid [USS LINCOLN Sails off]

    01/12/2005 6:46:59 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 47 replies · 2,271+ views
    AP ^ | 1-12-05 | DENIS D. GRAY
    ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) — The aircraft carrier leading the U.S. military’s tsunami relief effort steamed out of Indonesian waters Wednesday because the country declined to let the ship’s fighter pilots use its airspace for training missions. Meanwhile, the U.S. Marines have scaled back their planned contribution to the aid operation after compromising with the Indonesian military and agreeing not to carry weapons or set up a base camp on Indonesian soil.
  • Disaster raises hope for Aceh peace

    Saturday 01 January 2005, 8:57 Makka Time, 5:57 GMT The disaster has focussed world attention on the region Separatists fighting for Aceh's independence from Indonesian rule feel the tsunami that wrecked the region could eventually help in heralding peace.
  • NOAA REACTS QUICKLY TO INDONESIAN TSUNAMI

    12/29/2004 9:01:11 AM PST · by crushelits · 10 replies · 3,522+ views
    noaa.gov ^ | Dec. 26, 2004 | noaa
    NOAA scientists acted quickly when a warning was issued about the powerful undersea earthquake in the Indian Ocean that triggered a devastating tsunami. Within minutes following an alarm signaling the strong earthquake, the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued an information bulletin to nations in the Pacific at 8:14 p.m. EST Saturday, indicating that a magnitude 8.0 earthquake (later upgraded to magnitude 9.0) had occurred off the west coast of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Because the earthquake, reported to be one of the strongest in the world in the past 40 years, occurred in the Indian Ocean, not the...
  • BREAKING: Several Blasts Heard in Jakarta, Two Other Towns-TV

    12/18/2004 6:32:21 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 62 replies · 12,244+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 18, 2004
    Several loud blasts were heard in the Indonesian capital Jakarta and two other towns nearby early on Sunday, local Metro TV reported. It reported residents heard the blasts around 7.30 a.m. (0030 GMT). Police were not immediately available to comment. Western governments have warned of possible terror attacks in Indonesia over the Christmas and New Year period.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
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  • Bin Laden "contacted Indonesian preacher"

    12/02/2004 12:23:15 PM PST · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 428+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | December 02 2004 | Reuters
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Fugitive al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden once invited Indonesian preacher Abu Bakar Bashir to live in Afghanistan, a young militant jailed over the bombing of a Jakarta hotel has told the cleric's terrorism trial. Witness Mohamad Rais said he gave a message to Bashir from bin Laden in 2001 after returning to Indonesia from two years of military training in Afghan militant camps. "If Bashir feels no longer comfortable here (in Indonesia), Osama asked Bashir to go there," Rais told the court on Thursday when asked by a judge what was the content of the message....