Papua search for crashed, aging turboprop plane gets underway

Aug 17, 2015

Papua search for crashed, aging turboprop plane gets underway

Search and rescue teams prepared to scour mountainous, heavily forested terrain on Monday in Indonesia’s eastern region of Papua where a passenger plane with 54 people on board crashed, officials said. Heavy cloud initially delayed plans for an aerial survey to locate the Trigana ...

Villagers report finding crashed Indonesia airliner

Aug 17, 2015

Villagers report finding crashed Indonesia airliner

The wreckage of a passenger plane that disappeared with 54 people aboard in rugged eastern Indonesia Sunday has been found by villagers, an official said, in the latest fatal accident to hit the country’s aviation sector. The plane operated by Indonesian carrier Trigana Air ...

Aug 16, 2015

Indonesian airliner carrying 54 goes missing

An Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people was missing Sunday after it lost contact with ground control while flying in bad weather on a short flight in the country’s mountainous easternmost province of Papua, officials said. A search for the plane was suspended and will ...

Indonesia court overturns teachers' sex abuse convictions

Aug 14, 2015

Indonesia court overturns teachers' sex abuse convictions

An Indonesian court has overturned convictions against a Canadian teacher and an Indonesian teaching assistant who were serving 10 years in jail for sexually abusing three young children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta, their lawyer said Friday. Neil Bantleman, 45, and Ferdinant ...

Aug 13, 2015

Ex-rebels feel left behind in Aceh

Fakhruddin Kasem hoped for a prosperous new life when Indonesia struck a deal to end a separatist conflict in Aceh, but a decade on the unemployed former rebel is so desperate he hopes to join the Islamic State group to make ends meet. While ...