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Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 rattles Indonesia's West Papua

Indonesian authorities measured the quake with a magnitude of 6.1 and said it was "felt quite strongly for several seconds".

Dec 28, 2018, 10:10 AM IST

Indonesian mob slaughters 292 crocodiles in revenge killing

Photographs released by Antara news agency showed bloodied carcasses of the crocodiles in a large pile in the Sorong district of the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua.

Jul 16, 2018, 15:40 PM IST

Indonesia summons British ambassador over coral reef destruction

Indonesia summoned the British ambassador on Friday after a cruise ship on a voyage organised by a London-based company smashed into coral reefs in a popular tourist spot and caused extensive damage.

Mar 17, 2017, 12:05 PM IST

Indonesian police arrest dozens ahead of West Papua protest

Indonesian police have detained dozens of people ahead of a West Papua independence protest today.

Dec 19, 2016, 10:41 AM IST

Strong quake hits Papua, Indonesia; no tsunami alert

A strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.9 struck off Irian Jaya in Indonesia on Thursday at a depth of 39.9 miles (64 km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Sep 24, 2015, 22:03 PM IST

All dead in Indonesia plane crash

The plane crashed as it was about to land in bad weather in West Papua.

May 07, 2011, 23:38 PM IST