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Indonesia: Republic in Southeast Asia
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and the 7th largest in combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, contains more than half of the country's population.

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Indonesian president's coalition to win parliament majority: survey

A coalition of political parties backing Indonesian President Joko Widodo is on course to win more than half of the votes in next month's elections, giving them control of parliament, according to a..
Reuters - Published

FBI joins criminal probe into Boeing 737 Max 8 safety certification in wake of crashes

The FBI has joined the widening criminal probe into how Boeing's 737 Max 8 jets were deemed as safe in the months before two of them crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia,
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Indonesia

Boeing Makes Changes In Response To 737 MAX Crashes [Video]Boeing Makes Changes In Response To 737 MAX Crashes

Reuters reports Boeing, the world's largest maker of airplanes, is attempting to have its 737 MAX fleet returned to the skies, while details have emerged of a crash in Indonesia with potential..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Indonesia flood death toll crosses 100, dozens still missing [Video]Indonesia flood death toll crosses 100, dozens still missing

Nearly 10,000 people have moved to shelters while at least 104 are confirmed dead, officials say.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:52Published

New Zealand Begins Funerals [Video]New Zealand Begins Funerals

According to REuters, The bodies of victims from New Zealand’s mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch’s Memorial Park..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Stakes Are High As Boeing Inquiry Turns To Cockpit Voice Recorder [Video]Stakes Are High As Boeing Inquiry Turns To Cockpit Voice Recorder

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, the investigation into the final moments of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 turned to the cockpit voice recorder, whose contents may affect the future of not..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Ethiopian Crash Crew's Voices May Unlock High-stakes Boeing Inquiry [Video]Ethiopian Crash Crew's Voices May Unlock High-stakes Boeing Inquiry

According to Reuters, The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

'Lives depend' on plane safety: Boeing CEO [Video]'Lives depend' on plane safety: Boeing CEO

Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg, facing the biggest crisis of his tenure, said on Monday that the company understands "lives depend on the work we do" and was taking steps to "fully ensure"..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

'Similarities' found in Boeing crash probe -investigators [Video]'Similarities' found in Boeing crash probe -investigators

Investigators who verified data extracted from the black box recorders of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane have found 'clear similarities' with the Lion Air flight that crashed in October...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Wall Street rises ahead of Fed meeting [Video]Wall Street rises ahead of Fed meeting

Wall Street edged higher on Monday ahead of the Federal Reserve policymakers meeting this week. Boeing and Facebook were a drag. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Boeing faces growing scrutiny in Ethiopian crash probe [Video]Boeing faces growing scrutiny in Ethiopian crash probe

World's biggest planemaker Boeing faces escalating pressure after Ethiopia pointed out similarities between its crash and one in Indonesia last year, focusing on the safety of software installed on the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Pressure Rises On Boeing Over Crash Parallels [Video]Pressure Rises On Boeing Over Crash Parallels

According to Reuters, a source said Investigators probing the Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia have found similarities in direction data with an aeroplane that came down off Indonesia, heightening..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:17Published

Flash Floods, Mudslides Kill at Least 79 People in Indonesia [Video]Flash Floods, Mudslides Kill at Least 79 People in Indonesia

Days of heavy rain triggered the deadly floods and mudslides in the province of Papua.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Boeing Faces Growing Scrutiny In Ethiopian Crash Probe [Video]Boeing Faces Growing Scrutiny In Ethiopian Crash Probe

The world’s biggest planemaker faced escalating pressure on Monday after Ethiopia pointed to parallels between its crash and one in Indonesia. The Ethiopian Airlines disaster eight days ago killed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

U.S. authorities investigate FAA approval of Boeing plane: WSJ [Video]U.S. authorities investigate FAA approval of Boeing plane: WSJ

The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation is investigating the Federal Aviation Administration's approval of Boeing Co's 737 MAX jetliners. News of the probe comes in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Flash Floods and Earthquake in Indonesia Kill at Least 79 People, Officials Say [Video]Flash Floods and Earthquake in Indonesia Kill at Least 79 People, Officials Say

The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens..

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:50Published

Families symbolically bury plane crash victims [Video]Families symbolically bury plane crash victims

Families hold symbolic burials for the Ethiopian plane crash victims, since DNA testing could take up to six months. Meanwhile, new details about the crash are emerging. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:19Published

Floods, Landslides in Indonesia Leave At Least 50 Dead [Video]Floods, Landslides in Indonesia Leave At Least 50 Dead

A spokesperson for the country's disaster agency says those numbers are likely to rise.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:31Published

58 people confirmed dead in Indonesia flash floods [Video]58 people confirmed dead in Indonesia flash floods

Homes and bridges destroyed in Papua province by landslides triggered by torrential rainfall

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Details emerge of Boeing 737 crash in Ethiopia [Video]Details emerge of Boeing 737 crash in Ethiopia

A source who has listened to the air traffic control recording of the Ethiopian Airline's Boeing 737 MAX before it crashed told Reuters the pilot, who sounded very scared, can be heard saying the plane..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:18Published

Crash victim DNA tests to take up to six months, says Ethiopian Airlines [Video]Crash victim DNA tests to take up to six months, says Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines said on Saturday (March 16) that DNA testing of the remains of the 157 passengers on board flight 302 may take up to six months. It offered bereaved families charred earth from the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

New Zealand starts to bury mosque attack victims [Video]New Zealand starts to bury mosque attack victims

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday promised to reform the country’s gun laws, a day after at least one gunman attacked worshippers in two mosques, killing 49 and wounding 42..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

'Our gun laws will change' [Video]'Our gun laws will change'

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to change the country's gun laws after telling reporters that the alleged perpetrator of the deadly attack at two mosques in Christchurch had a gun..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

 

Indonesia crash revelations raise pressure on Ethiopia investigation

The world's biggest planemaker Boeing faced growing obstacles on Wednesday to returning its grounded 737 MAX fleet to the skies, while details emerged of an Indonesian crash with potential similarities..
Reuters - Published

Lion Air Boeing 737 Max jet reportedly nearly crashed the day before

Dramatic new details were revealed about the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max jet that crashed off Indonesia last October, killing 189 people. A report from Bloomberg says that same plane nearly crashed the day..
CBS News - Published

Jump-seat pilot reportedly saved Boeing Max jet one day before Lion Air crash

Day before a Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed off of Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people aboard, pilots struggled for control of the same aircraft.
USATODAY.com - Published

Indonesia's Papua set for mass burial as flood death toll tops 100

Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua is planning to hold mass burials for the victims of flash floods, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 104 on Wednesday with nearly 10,000 people..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian president's lead over election rival cut in new survey

A new Indonesian election survey shows President Joko Widodo's big lead over his challenger, retired general Prabowo Subianto, is narrowing, just weeks ahead of next month's vote in the world's..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crash and what comes next

More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets around the world have been taken out of service following two fatal crashes over the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed..
Reuters - Published

Death toll from Indonesia floods, mudslides rises to 89

Officials said the worst-hit area from the flooding was Sentani subdistrict, where tons of mud, rocks and trees from a landslide on a mountain rolled down to a river that burst its banks, sweeping away..
USATODAY.com - Published

Job skills for young Indonesians a key concern ahead of election

Rival campaigners in Indonesia's elections next month are sparring over ways to fix the education system in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, which is widely blamed for failing to equip students with..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia and Indonesia crash parallels heap pressure on Boeing

Investigators probing the Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia have found similarities in vital flight angle data with an aeroplane that came down off Indonesia, a source said, hiking pressure on the..
Reuters - Published

Pressure rises on Boeing over Ethiopia, Indonesia crash parallels

Investigators probing the Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia have found similarities in direction data with an aeroplane that came down off Indonesia, a source said, heightening pressure on the world's..
Reuters - Published

Boeing faces growing scrutiny in Ethiopian crash probe

The world's biggest planemaker faced escalating pressure on Monday after Ethiopia pointed to parallels between its crash and one in Indonesia, sharping the focus on the safety of software installed in..
Reuters - Published

Boeing, FAA employees told to retain 737 Max jet certification documents

Boeing's pilot training is under scrutiny, as investigators analyze data from the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people. CBS News has learned U.S. pilots were given initial training of 56..
CBS News - Published

Investigators cite similarities between Ethiopia, Indonesia crashes

Here's the latest for Monday March 18th: New Zealand police say gunman apparently acted alone; Investigators cite similarities between Ethiopia, Indonesia crashes; Record flooding in Nebraska; Massive..
USATODAY.com - Published

AP Top Stories March 18

Here's the latest for Monday March 18th: New Zealand police say gunman apparently acted alone; Investigators cite similarities between Ethiopia, Indonesia crashes; Record flooding in Nebraska; Massive..
USATODAY.com - Published

Death toll in floods in Indonesia's Papua rises to nearly 80

Authorities in Indonesia raised the death toll from floods and landslides in the easternmost province of Papua to nearly 80 on Monday as President Joko Widodo called for the urgent evacuation of..
Reuters - Published

Similarities emerge in flight data between Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes

Ethiopia's transport minister says the black box from the plane crash one week ago is in good condition. Dagmawit Moges told reporters Sunday night that data so far shows there is a "clear similarity"..
CBS News - Published

Landslides at waterfall kill two in Indonesia's Lombok

Dozens of tourists were evacuated on Sunday from a waterfall site hit by landslides in the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, where two people died, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

Around 35 tourists believed trapped after landslides in Indonesia's Lombok: official

Around 35 foreign and domestic tourists are believed to be trapped and two others died after landslides hit a waterfall site on Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, a disaster agency..
Reuters - Published

Flash floods kill at least 58 in Indonesia's Papua province

Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua have killed at least 58 people, injured dozens and displaced more than 4,000, authorities said on..
Reuters - Published

At least 42 dead in floods in Indonesia's Papua: official

Flash floods in Indonesia's easternmost province Papua have killed at least 42 people and left 21 badly injured, a local disaster agency official told Reuters on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia anti-graft agency names president's ally suspect in bribery case

Indonesia's anti-graft agency on Saturday named a prominent Islamist politician backing President Joko Widodo's re-election campaign as a suspect in a bribery case, an investigator said.
Reuters - Published

Ethiopian Airlines CEO sees 'clear similarities' between crashed 737 MAX jets: Xinhua

The crashed Boeing Co 737 MAX jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia appear to have a common connection, Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam told China's state news agency..
Reuters - Published

Shocked aviation world awaits Boeing black box probe in France

Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed in Ethiopia as the global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in Indonesia..
Reuters - Published

Boeing black box review begins in France, aviation world waits

Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed in Ethiopia as a spooked global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian police arrest Islamist ally of president for suspected graft

The head of an influential Islamist party that is a member of President Joko Widodo’s ruling coalition was arrested for alleged graft on Friday, according to police.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia 'strongly condemns' attack on New Zealand mosque

Indonesia's foreign minister said on Friday the world's biggest Muslim-majority country strongly condemned a shooting at a mosque in New Zealand and authorities were checking on whether any of its..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia to speed up release of Lion Air crash report: safety agency head

Indonesia plans to speed up the release of the report into its investigation of the October crash of Lion Air Boeing 737 that killed all 189 people on board to "between July to August", the head of the..
Reuters - Published

Acting FAA head calls Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes "very similar"

The U.S. is grounding all Boeing 737 Max jets after investigators found similarities between two deadly crashes involving the aircraft in the past five months. The FAA issued an emergency order..
CBS News - Published

Indonesia to send officials to Ethiopia to aid Boeing crash probe

Indonesia plans to send a flight inspector and an official from its transport safety agency to Ethiopia to help with the probe into Sunday's crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet, Transport Ministry official..
Reuters - Published

Canada Bans Boeing 737 Max Flights, Citing New Satellite Data

Satellite tracking data suggested similarities between the crash in Ethiopia on Sunday and another accident in Indonesia last October, Canada’s transport minister said.
NYTimes.com - Published

Indonesia says cyber attacks won't disrupt elections

Presidential and legislative polls in Indonesia next month are not at risk of disruption from cyber attacks, the head of the election commission said on Wednesday, even though regular hacking attempts..
Reuters - Published

Uzbekistan bars Boeing 737 Max jets from local airports

Uzbekistan's civil aviation agency on Wednesday barred Boeing 737 Max jets from taking off or landing at local airports for one month, following two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in Indonesia..
Reuters - Published

Wife, son of suspected Indonesian militant blow themselves up: police

The wife and son of a suspected militant Islamist blew themselves up in their home on the Indonesian island of Sumatra early on Wednesday after hours of tense negotiations with counter-terrorism..
Reuters - Published

Kazakhstan suspends Boeing 737 Max flights

Kazakhstan's civil aviation committee suspended Boeing 737 Max flights starting from Wednesday, it said in a statement, following two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
Reuters - Published

In Indonesia, Facebook and Twitter are 'buzzer' battlegrounds as elections loom

Almost every day, "Janda", a self-described Indonesian housewife with 2,000 Twitter followers, dispenses lifestyle tips, complains about city life, and praises how the government of President Joko..
Reuters - Published

Airline pilot: Is it still safe to fly in a Boeing 737 MAX? Don't worry about it just yet.

Recent crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft have passengers worried. But air travel has actually never been safer.
USATODAY.com - Published

Indonesians get first chance to ride subway in traffic-clogged capital

Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, held on Tuesday the first public trial run of its $3 billion mass rapid transit (MRT) system aimed at improving transport conditions in a city suffering some of the worst..
Reuters - Published

Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount

Singapore and Australia suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of their airports on Tuesday, and Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the U.S. planemaker' s latest model..
Reuters - Published

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