Indonesia flood death toll rises to 89, dozens missing
At least 89 people are known to have died after flash floods and landslides tore through Indonesia's Papua region, with the toll expected to rise further as rescuers hunt for dozens still missing, the national disaster agency said Tuesday.
Baby reunited with dad as Indonesia flood death toll hits 77
A baby trapped under rubble after flash flooding destroyed his home in Indonesia has been reunited with his father after the disaster killed the rest of their family, officials said Monday, as the death toll hit 77.
'Clear similarities' between Boeing crashes in Ethiopia, Indonesia
Flight recorder data recovered from the wreckage of Boeing 737 MAX planes that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia shows "clear similarities," Addis Ababa said Sunday as the US maker announced it was finalizing a software update for its under fire anti-stall system.
Indonesia says grounding Boeing 737 MAX fleet after Ethiopia crash
Indonesia said Monday it was grounding its Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets after the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another deadly accident involving the same model near Jakarta in October.
Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case
An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in a shock decision a year and a half after she went on trial.
Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande's Songs Banned In Indonesia
Bruno Mars has launched a cheeky Twitter protest over Indonesia's most populous province slapping restrictions on some of his biggest hits -- and poked fun at fellow music megastar Ed Sheeran in the process. The West Java broadcasting commission ruled this month that some 17 foreign songs could only be played on the airwaves between…
‘17% of adult Nigerians don’t have smartphones’
About 17 per cent of Nigerian adults are without smartphones. A study conducted by Pew Research Centre, based in Washington D.C., USA, which disclosed this, however said 39 per cent owned a smartphone, while 44 per cent use ordinary mobile phone. Nigeria, according to Woldometer is a country with 200 million populations. Pew Research Centre noted that…
Poor budgetary allocation, redundant agencies kill science, technology development in Nigeria
There is no gainsaying that Nigeria is not just a developing country but also one of the nations with very low human development index (HDI)...
Hundreds of students flee violence in Indonesia's Papua
Hundreds of students have fled fighting in Indonesia's restive Papua province, a local NGO said, amid unconfirmed reports of violent military reprisals after a massacre of civilian workers by separatist rebels.
"Sorry Valentine, I Am Muslim"- Indonesian Students Protest
Valentine's Day wasn't getting much love in the world's biggest Muslim majority nation Thursday as Indonesian authorities urged amorous couples to call it quits and carried out raids to quash any wayward gift-giving. About 100 students in the second-biggest city, Surabaya, demonstrated against the chocolates-and-flowers celebration, saying it promoted Western decadence and casual sex. "Say…