The death toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano climbed to 304 Sunday after searchers found bodies buried in the ashes on its slopes, the country's disaster coordination board said.
Heavy rains smashed through a dam near Indonesia's capital Friday, unleashing a torrent of water that plowed into hundreds of homes and killed at least 52 people in what some survivors described as a suburban "tsunami."
In some nations, the poor used to sustain themselves on less expensive soy products, which provide protein on the cheap. Not any more. The cost of tempeh and tofu has doubled to record highs, driven by the soaring price of US soybeans
Primatologist Dr. Jatna Supriatna scans the treetops in a national park on the island of Java, looking for gibbons. This area is home to about 150 of the remaining 4,000 Java gibbons. These highly acrobatic creatures are easy prey on the ground and live well above it in the jungle canopy.
An Indonesian passenger jet crash landed and burst into flames on Wednesday killing 23 people trapped inside. A further 117 people escaped, clambering through burning wreckage to safety, witnesses and officials said.
A U.S. Navy ship has picked up signals from the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder of an Indonesian plane that crashed on New Year's Day, killing all 102 people on board, the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta said.
Relief and rescue crews and medical teams on Saturday race to help the victims of the strong earthquake that rocked the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta and adjacent areas along the southern coast of Indonesia's Java island.