Gulf Times - Sumatra
At least 30 dead in fire at Indonesia matchstick factory

At least 30 dead in fire at Indonesia matchstick factory

At least 30 people died on Friday after a fire swept through a small factory producing matchsticks in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, authorities said.

Wife, son of suspected Indonesian militant blow themselves up

Wife, son of suspected Indonesian militant blow themselves up

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 officers, authorities said.

Wet-and-wild ride: Indonesia mud bull races not for faint of heart

Wet-and-wild ride: Indonesia mud bull races not for faint of heart

Waves of muddy water slosh over the jockey as he hangs on to the tails of a pair of bulls galloping across the rice paddy.

Surprise giant 'corpse flower' blooms at Indonesia farm

Surprise giant 'corpse flower' blooms at Indonesia farm

An Indonesian farmer was startled to discover a rare "corpse flower" blooming in his plantation on the island of Sumatra.

Lion Air jet in another accident, a week after deadly crash

Lion Air jet in another accident, a week after deadly crash

A Lion Air passenger jet has been involved in another accident -- just a week after a plane from the Indonesian airline crashed with the loss of all 189 people on board.

At least 22 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides

At least 22 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides

At least 22 people have died and many are missing after heavy rain unleashed flash floods and landslides in western Indonesia, an official said Saturday.

12 dead in Indonesia ferry accident: official

12 dead in Indonesia ferry accident: official

At least a dozen people, including two children, died Tuesday after a ferry ran aground off the coast of Indonesia, officials said, as rescuers raced to save more than 125 other passengers thought to be aboard the vessel.

Indonesian search and rescue team finds sunken ferry

Indonesian search and rescue team finds sunken ferry

An Indonesian search and rescue team has determined the location of a sunken ferry after 11 days of scouring the bed of the volcanic lake in North Sumatra it capsized on.

Indonesia names captain, three officials as suspects in ferry disaster

Indonesia names captain, three officials as suspects in ferry disaster

Indonesian police have named four people as suspects in a criminal probe into the sinking of an overloaded ferry on a volcanic lake in which it is believed some 200 people died.

Indonesian police detain captain in ferry disaster

Indonesian police detain captain in ferry disaster

The captain was among just 18 people rescued after the vessel capsized and sank on Monday afternoon on Sumatra's Lake Toba.

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

Puan -- Indonesian for "lady" -- died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968.

Rare Sumatran rhino calf born in Indonesia

Rare Sumatran rhino calf born in Indonesia

A Sumatran rhino gave birth at a sanctuary in Indonesia on Thursday, an official said, taking the critically endangered species a step further away from extinction.